T. Ravichandran is the Associate Dean for Research, and the Irene and Robert Bozzone’55 Distinguished Chair and Professor in the Lally School of Management & Technology, RPI. He is also the Academic Director for the MS in Supply Chain Management program and the Faculty Director for the Center for Supply Networks and Analytics.


He is an affiliated faculty in the Information Technology program in the School of Science and in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at RPI. He has been a visiting scholar at the Technological University at Eindhoven, National University of Singapore,  Indian School of Business, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul National University, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Fudan University, and The City University of Hong Kong, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Technological University of Munich, Copenhagen Business School, HEC, Paris.


Ravi’s long term research interests focuses on digital strategies of firms and the mechanisms through which digitization is transforming firms, markets, supply networks and industries. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Ministry of Education, Singapore. 


Ravi has published in leading scholarly journals in information systems (Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, MIS Quarterly; Decision Sciences; European Journal of Information Systems), strategic management (Organization Science), technology management (IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management) as well as in leading practitioner journals (Communications of the ACM).


His research has won several awards including the 1) Best Paper in the IT and Healthcare Track, International Conference in Information Systems in 2020, 2) Best Information Systems Publication in 2010 (Association of Information System); 3) Best Published Paper Award, 2010 (Information Systems Research); 4) Best Paper Award, Software Technology Track (HICSS, 2010); 5) Best Paper Award Honorable Mention (IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 2007); 6) Best Academic Paper Award (Second Supply Chain Management Symposium, McMaster University, 2004); 7) Best Paper Award (OCIS Division, Academy of Management, 2001).


He has served in editorial roles in premier academic journals: as a Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and as a Department Editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, as an Associate Editor of both MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.


Ravi led the effort to design, launch and scale two new graduate programs, MS in Business Analytics and MS in Supply Chain Management. He worked with the faculty to design the curriculum for both programs, led the effort to have the programs approved by the NY State Department of Education, established academic alliances with industry partners and professional bodies to support the programs and created advisory boards comprising of senior executives in leading companies for the two programs.


He founded RPI’s Center for Supply Networks and Analytics and established corporate partnerships to support the Center. .


Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Ravichandran had extensive business experience having served as a Consultant to the Reliance Group, as the Assistant Director of National Productivity Council, India and as a Production Manager in Flakt AB (now Asea Brown Boweri). He has also been a successful entrepreneur; he started, built and ran an IT services firm.

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