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Karthik

Karthik Sankaranarayanan
PhD

Assistant Professor

Operations Management

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 2021
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 5429

karthik.sankaranarayanan@uoit.ca


Prior Academic Appointments

  • Visiting Scholar/Professor (April to May 2015), Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pecs, Hungary
  • Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT), UOIT (Winter 2013, Spring/Summer 2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, FBIT, UOIT (September 2012 to June 2013)
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), Cambridge, Massachusetts (January 2012 to September 2012)

Education

  • PhD in Economics University of Lugano in Switzerland 2011
  • Master of Science in Embedded Systems Design (Minor: Management) University of Lugano, Switzerland 2006
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering University of Madras, India 2001
  • Certificate in University Teaching University of Ontario Institute of Technology March 2016

Research and expertise

  • agent-based computational modelling
  • behavioural operations management
  • decision sciences
  • experimental methods
  • simulation of complex social systems
  • technology management
  • Swiss National Science Foundation prospective researcher grant, 2012 (59,600 Swiss Francs)
  • Doctoral student fellowship, 2007-2011
  • MSc student fellowship, 2004-2006

Involvement

  • Journal publications
    • K. Sankaranarayanan, C.A. Delgado, E.R. Larsen, and A. van Ackere (2014). The Micro-Dynamics of Queuing: Understanding the formation of queues, Journal of Simulation, vol. 8 no. 4, pp. 304-313.
    • J. Moretz, K. Sankaranarayanan, and J. Percival (2013). Reinventing The Wheel: Contextualizing Existing Innovations As A Path To Market Success, Technology Innovation Management Review, 3(10): 16-21.
    • K. Sankaranarayanan, C.A. Delgado, E.R. Larsen, and A. van Ackere (2012). Behavioural queuing: an agent based modeling approach, International Journal of Modeling and Optimization, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 408-412.
    • Kavitha Sankaranarayanan, R.P. Ramachandran, R. Kumas, S. Muralitharen, U.S. Mansoor, M. Sriram Kumar, V. Mandan Kumar, S. Vignesh, V. Malini, K.M. Cherian, S. Madhivanan, Sankaranarayanan Karthik, Natarajan Arutselvan, Sundararajan Raji (2011). Effective electro-chem-therapy for proliferation control of adult human mesenchymal stem cells. Journal of Electrostatics, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 267-274.
  • Book chapter
    • C.A. Delgado, A. van Ackere, E.R. Larsen, and K. Sankaranarayanan (2011). Collective behavioural patterns in a multichannel service facilities system: a cellular automata approach, In Operation Research, Computing, and Homeland Defense, R.K. Wood and R.F. Dell, editors, INFORMS, Hanover, MD, pp. 16-27. ISBN: 978-0-9843378-1-1.
  • Peer-reviewed conference papers
    • F. Filho, K. Sankaranarayanan, and P. Mirza-Babaei (2015). Video Games to the rescue: Can game design make software based lab experiments engaging? 7th IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Games, Entertainment, Media Conference (accepted).
    • K. Sankaranarayanan, C. A. Delgado, E.R. Larsen, and A. van. Ackere (2012). Study on queuing behavior in a multichannel service facility using experimental methods, In Proceedings of the 1st International conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems, ICORES 2012, Vilamura, Portugal, 142-149. Portugal: SciTePress, ISBN: 978-989-8425-97-3.
    • C.A. Delgado, A. van Ackere, E.R. Larsen, and K. Sankaranarayanan (2011). Modelling decisions under uncertainty in behavioural queuing system, In Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Krakow, Poland, June 7 to 10, 34-40. ISBN: 978-0-9564944-2-9 / ISBN: 978-0-9564944-3-6 (CD).
    • K. Sankaranarayanan, E.R. Larsen, A. van Ackere, and C. A. Delgado (2012). Genetic Algorithm based Optimization of an Agent Based Queuing System, In Proceedings of the IEEE Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Conference, IEEEXplore Digital Library, 1344-1348.
    • K. Sankaranarayanan, E.R. Larsen, and A. van Ackere (2009). Intelligent Agents Behavior in the Queuing Process: Integrating Cellular Automata & Genetic Algorithms, In Proceedings of the IEEE Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Conference, IEEEXplore ® Digital Library, 2099-2103.
  • Presentations

    Refereed conference proceedings:

    • Sankaranarayanan K., Delgado-Alvarez C. A., Larsen E. R. and van Ackere A. (2012). Study on queuing behavior in a multichannel service facility using experimental methods. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.
    • Delgado-Alvarez C.A., Sankaranarayanan K. and van Ackere A. (2011). Modelling decisions under uncertainty in a behavioural queuing system. Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS 2011.
    • Delgado-Alvarez C.A., van Ackere A., Larsen E.R. and Sankaranarayanan K. (2011). Collective Behavioural Patterns in a Multichannel Service Facilities System: a Cellular Automata Approach. Proceedings of the 12th INFORMS Computing Society Conference, ICS 2011.
    • Sankaranarayanan K., Larsen E.R., van Ackere A. and Delgado C. (2010). Genetic Algorithm based Optimization of an Agent Based Queuing System. The IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2010, Macau, China.
    • K. Sankaranarayanan, Larsen E.R., van Ackere A. (2009). Intelligent agents behavior in the Queuing Process: Integrating Cellular Automata and Genetic Algorithms. The IEEE International Conference in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2009, Hong Kong.

    Presentations:

    • 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES) 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2012.
    • IEEE 3rd International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation, 2011, Mumbai, India.
    • IEEE Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2010, Macau, China.
    • Student Conference in Operational Research (SCOR) 2010, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
    • IEEE Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 2009, Hong Kong.
    • Management and Organization Research Seminar (MORSE), 2009, University of Lugano, Switzerland.
    • SCOR 2009, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom.
    • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting 2008, Washington, D.C.

Grants, fellowships and awards

  • Public Services Health & Safety Association, Toronto, Canada, 2015 (115,00 CAD)
  • UOIT STAR (Student Training Assistantship in Research) 2015 (4500CAD)
  • Visiting Scholar- Accepted for this fully funded competitive program offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pecs, Hungary, 2015 (100,000 HUF)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation prospective researcher grant, 2012 (59,600 CHF)
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