Student Projects

M.Tech Projects guided

2012:

  •  "Capacitated Facility Location Problems: Some recent developments" ( Deepu Abraham - IEOR)        
  • "Quantifying the Bullwhip Effect in Supply Chains: Some recent developments" ( Yogesh Valunj – IEOR)

2011:

  • "The Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem - Recent Developments and Analysis of Effects of Parameters" ( Violet Bhattacharya – IEOR )
  • One Dimensional Cutting Stock Problems: Some Recent Developments ( Varsha Suralkar  - IEOR ) 

2010:

  • “Heuristics in Resource Constrained Project Scheduling” ( Meenarli Sharma – IEOR )
  •  “Multi-Objective Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms” ( Ashwin Zade - Mech. Engg. Dual Degree Programme in Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
  •  “Hybrid Genetic Algorithms for Job Shop Scheduling” ( Ashok Kumar Reddy Polu – IEOR)

2009:

  •  “Capacitated Lot Sizing in Multi-Echelon Inventory Systems” ( Mohammed Jamal – IEOR)
  •  “Application of Priority Dispatching Rules in Assembly Job Shop” ( Shreya Jain – IEOR )
  •  “Model Predictive Control: Principles and Applications” ( Lokesh Paliwal – IEOR )          

2008:  

  • "Bayesian Decision Networks: Algorithms and Applications in Mobile Robot Localization" (Vaibhav Pawar - Mech. Engg. Dual Degree Programme in Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
  •  "Neural Networks for System Identification and Estimation: Principles and Applications" (Naga Satya Narayana Bojja - IEOR)
  • "Constraint Directed Scheduling: Concepts and Applications" (A. Nageshwar Sharma - IEOR)

2007:

  • "Reinforcement Learning: Applications in Robotics - Mapping and Localization" (Manish Jain - Mech. Engg. Dual Degree Programme in Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
  •  "Recent Developments in Application of Neural Networks in Combinatorial Optimization" (Ketan Bodas - IEOR)
  •  "Application of Reinforcement Learning in Multi-stage Production Planning" (B. Krishna Teja - IEOR)

2006:

  • "Recent Developments in Multi-Echelon Production-Inventory Control Systems" (Nivesh Kumar)
  •  "Application of Neural Networks in Statistical Control Charts for Process Quality Control" (Chetan Vikram Mahajan)
  • "Application of Neuro-Fuzzy Control in Robotics" (M. Supreet Reddy - Mech. Engg. Dual Degree Programme)

2005:

  • "Applications of Neural Networks in Robot Trajectory Planning and Navigation." ( Maulin M. Joshi )
  • "Neural Networks for Combinatorial Optimization." ( Bhaskar Rampalli )

2004:

  • "Principal Component Analysis and Independent Component Analysis using Neural Networks." ( Hari Vishnu )
  • "Fuzzy Neural Networks and Applications in Robot Navigation." ( M.V. Khare - CIM Dual Degree Programme )

2003:

  • "Application of Reinforcement Learning to Robot Navigation with Faulty Sensors and Faulty Actuators." ( Inderjeet Singh )
  • "Application of Self-Organizing Map Neural Networks to Robot Self-Localization." ( Hemshankar Raval )

2002:

  • "Principles and applications of Reinforcement Learning." (Dewangan Kamlesh)
  • "Some hybrid systems using concepts of fuzzy systems and neural networks." (Patil Vijay C.)
  • "Application of neural networks in robot control." (Swarup Anant - CIM Dual Degree Programme )
  • "Neural networks for optimization of scheduling and combinatorial applications." (Sujan Sreeram N.)

2001:

  • "Hopfield Net, Boltzmann Machine and related neural networks for optimization applications."(Krishna Mohan K.)
  •  "Self Organizing Neural Network application to VLSI circuit placement." (Gahlot Kiran Kumar)
  •   "Associative Memory and related neural networks: application in Group Technology." (Mangalvedkar Amit M.)
  •   "Optimization, expert system and neural network approaches to real time scheduling of a robot." (Thomas Reuben - CIM Dual Degree Programme )
  •  "Artificial intelligence, optimization and neural net techniques for AGV path layout & operational routing control problems." (Gupta Vivek - CIM Dual Degree Programme )

2000:

  •  "Object Oriented Simulation in flexible manufacturing systems with Automated Guided Vehicles." (Joshi Sameer G.)

1999:

  • "Strategies for stock allocation decisions in production-distribution systems." (Satyanarayana K.)
  • "Finite Forward Scheduling in multistage production inventory systems: Concepts and applications." (Saxena Pranav)
  • "A study of Section scheduling in railways." ( sponsored by Tata Infotech ). [Ashok Kumar Jha] ( coguided with prof. Narayan Rangaraj )
  • "Optimal deployment of Work In Process inventories in manufacturing systems." (Veerraghavan Senthil Kumar) ( Mech. Engg. Dual Degree Programme )

1998:

  •  "Object oriented Simulation of Flexible Manufacturing Systems." (Kannappan S.)
  • "Some operational problems of inventory in distribution systems in supply chain management." (Rao V. Srinivasa)

1997:

  • "Policies for closed loop control of loading items at a bottleneck facility in a refrigerator manufacturing plant." [ Sponsored by Godrej & Boyce.] (Paranjape Vinayak D) [ coguided with Prof. Narayan Rangaraj ]
  • "Systems for planning for materials availability and control of production flows for JIT production." (Alok Kumar) [ coguided with Prof Narayan Rangaraj ]

1996:

  • "Flow control in data communication networks." (Joshi Aniruddha)
  • "Simultaneous scheduling of machines and Automated Guided Vehicles in an Flexible Manufacturing System." (Kamat Jitendra K.)
  • "Some integration problems in JIT manufacturing." (Kharde B.R.) [ coguided with Prof. Karuna Jain - SOM. ]
  • "Lean manufacturing: Planning and scheduling for integration of PUSH and PULL concepts." ( Sponsored by Siemens Switchgear Plant ) (Krishnamurthy Anant) [ V Yr. Integrated M.Tech program, Mech. Engg. ]
  • "Business Process Re-engineering, emphasizing Production Flow Control." ( sponsored by Siemens Switchgear Plant ) (Talim Virendra M.)[ V Yr. Integrated M.Tech. program, Mech. Engg.]
  • "MRP systems with random yields and finite forward scheduling: A case study in a refrigerator manufacturing plant." [ Sponsored by Godrej & Boyce ] (Tivare Girish B.)

1995:

  • "Multi-stage batch sizing with joint setup costs, with an application to steel industry." [ Sponsord by Mukand Iron & Steel ] (Agre Rajendra S.) [ coguided with Prof. Narayan Rangaraj ]
  • "A Knowledgebased dynamic job shop scheduling system." (Saraph Prasad V.)

1994:

  • "Educational test package for uncapacitated multi-stage dynamic lot sizing in MRP systems." (Sriram N.)
  • "Development of an educational test package for single facility capacitatd dynamic lot scheduling." (Ventkatraman S.)
  • "Design of closed loop MRP and related systems," (Kulkarni Sameer S.)

1993:

  • "JIT-Kanban systems and their variants." (Singh Devendra)
  • "A flow optimization model of an FMS considering queuing control and optimal routeing." (Balasubramanian V.I.)
  • "Production planning and scheduling in Flexible Assembly Systems." (Swamy Shivakumar - M.Tech Production Engg specialization, Mech. Engg )
  • "Order batching policies for automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS)." (Singh Kamalakar K.)
  • "Simulation of a Sequencing Rule for Job Shop Scheduling and implementation in a dynamic environment." [ Sponsored by Guest Keen & Williams - Toolroom Division ] (Dashore Alok)
  •  "Modelling, analysis and simulation of Flexible Free-Flow assembly system." [ Sponsored by Crompton Greaves ] (Pillai Vinod)

1992:

  •  "Safety stocks in MRP systems with internal and external uncertainties." (Venkatesh R.)

1991:

  • "Management of spare stocks: multi-echelon inventory model for repairable items with emergency lateral shipments and finite number of servers." (Chavan Vineet Singh) [ V Yr. Integrated M.tech. - Mech. Engg. ]
  • "Scheduling of Flexible Manufacturing Systems - Two new dynamic dispatching rules and modifications of dispatching rules by look-ahead and look-back." (Neeraj Kumar Agarwal)
  •  "Inventory control for production distribution systems." (Gupta Purushottam Lal)
  • "Planning and control in dynamic Kanban systems." (Abnave S.)

1989 M.S. [ at Ind. Engg. & Mgmt. Division at A.I.T, Bangkok, Thailand.]

  • "Planning product mix, Machine loading and Scheduling in multi-stage production of Wire Ropes." [ sponsored by an USHA-SIAM Group company, Bangkok.] (Dechawongsuwan Sukhum)
  • "Hierarchical planning of production, Machine loading and Cyclic Scheduling in a polyester making plant." [ sponsored by a Japanese-Thai company ]. (Cheung S.Y.)
  • "Buffer stocks in MRP and related systems." (Thevalingam K.)
  • "Group Technology and scheduling in multi-stage production." (Chiu Anthony S.F.)
  •  "Production planning model for an asbestos-cement sheet making factory." ( sponsored by a Thai company ). (Aroon L.) [ coguided with Prof. Mario T. Tabucanon ]
  • "Control of flow of bobbins and dynamic scheduling of multi-stage production of wire ropes." ( sponsored by an USHA-SIAM Group company, Bangkok, Thailand. ] (Yenradee Pisal) [ coguided with Prof. Dirk Van Oudheusden ]

1988 M .S. [ at I.E. & M. Div., A.I.T. Bangkok ]

  • "A study of line balancing and sequencing of a multiple product assembly line." (See, Chou Shon)
  • "Allocation of inspection effort in quality control in multi-stage production." (Vanuptikul, Bhavin)
  • "Production-Inventory control of items manufactured on a common machine under stochastic demand." (Chen, Chih Yung) [ coguided with Dr. Van Frausum ]
  • "Demand forecasting for a wire rope manufacturing plant." (Taladua N.C.)
  • "Control charts and quality-related statistical applications in industry." (Tesara B.B.)
  • "Preventive maintenance scheduling." (Edirisinghe K.N.) [ coguided with Prof. Okitsugu Fujiwara ]

1987 ( M.Tech. - IEOR, IITB):

  • "Spare parts management: for Repairable items in a multi-echelon system." (Khaire A.N.) [ coguided with Prof. R.C. Chaturvedi ]

1986:

  • "A case study in production planning and inventory control." ( sponsored by a company making injection moulded parts. ] (Kolhe A.) [ coguided with Prof. R. C. Chaturvedi ]

1985:

  •  "Computerization of materials management systems: An MIS development case study." ( Sponsored by Guest Keen Williams - Fasteners Division. ] (Agrawal M.K.) [ coguided with prof. R.C. Chaturvedi ]

1984:

  • "Control of Work-In-Progress Inventories in a Long Cycle Job Shop." ( sponsored by Larsen & Toubro ) (Joshi S,D.) [ coguided with Dr. Hirjee Nagarwalla ]
  • "Planning and control of production flows and Work In Process in assembly." (Khare P.R.)
  • "Effect of cell layout on production flows, WIP and throughput times." (Chakravarthy N.S.)

1983:

  • "Computer applications in project management." (Taparia R.K.)
  •  "Some Operations Research techniques in distribution and materials planning." (Lele U.W.,)
  •  "Operations Research application in financial management." (Velankar M.S.)

1982:

  •  "Project scheduling and control - computer software development." [ Sponsored by Larsen & Toubro, Projects Division ] ( Jambusaria P.B. )
  •  "GERT analysis of quality control plans." (Joshi M.A.)
  •  "Control of throughput time of material through a receipt stores in a large plant." [ Sponsored by Larsen & Toubro, Switchgear Div. ] ( Gandhi H.V. )
  •  "Project management - A post-facto analysis for avoidable delays in a completed project." (Eswar V.) [ Sponsored by Larsen & Toubro, Switchgear Div. ]
  • "Application of Flow Shop scheduling techniques." [ sponsored by Asian Paints ] ( Sriram P. ) [ coguided with Prof. S. Somasundaram ]

1981:

  •  "Computerised approaches in production planning: A case study in a motors manufacturing shop." [ Sonsored by Crompton Greaves ] ( Sahni V.P. )
  •  "Computer applications in materials management: A case study in a steel making plant." [ Sponsored by Mukand Iron & Steel, Kalwe Plant ] ( Shah S.R. )
  • "Materials handling systems capacity planning: A case study." [ Sponsored by Mukand Iron & Steel, Kalwe Plant ] ( Satyanarayana G. ) [ coguided with Prof. R.C. Chaturvedi ]
  • "Economic Quality Control in continuous production." ( a case study for Rallys' Fan Factory ) ( Rajgopal G. ) [ coguided with prof. M.N. Gopalan ]

1980:

  • "Development of computer programs for multiple time series forecasting." (Kabadi S.N.)
  •  "Develpment of computer programs for integer programming." (Markale R.V.)
  • "Development of computer programs for multi-objective linear programming." (Borkar G.S.) [ coguided with Prof. M.N. Vartak ]
  •  "Production planning in a moulding shop." [ Sponsored by an Injection Moulding company, Lucknow ] ( Trivedi S.K. ) [ coguided with Prof. R.C. Chaturvedi ]
  • "Multivariate statistical analysis in marketing and finance." (Sridharan P.)
  • "Applications of O.R. in advertising strategy and in marketing strategy." (Hirani M.G.) [ coguided with Prof. L.M. Bhole ]
  •  "Economic quality assurance in multi-stage production and A case study." [ Sponsored by Forbes, Forbes & Campbell, Chandivali Plant ] ( Joshi S.S. ) [ coguided with Prof. M.N. Gopalan ]

1979:

  • "Application of optimization techniques to project scheduling with resource constraints." [ A case study for Mazgaon Docks ] ( Gandhi S.R. )
  •  "Application of Mathematical Programming in steel industry." (Chandramouli R.)
  •  "Application of optimization techniques to traffic signal settings." (Deo Rajiv B.)
  •  "On large scale linear programming with applications to a fire-brick making plant." [ for ACC Ltd. ] (Laxman S.)
  • "Opportunistic maintenance strategies." [ sponsored by BEST, Bombay ] (Khot C.M. ) [ coguided with Prof. M.N. Gopalan ]

1978:

  •  "Truck delivery problems and application." [ sponsored by Indian Oil Corpn. ] ( Raju C.R. )
  • "Control of work-in-progress inventories." [ A case study for Premier Automobiles Ltd. ] ( Sharma S.K. )
  • "Some scheduling problems in process industries." [ A case study for Asian Paints Ltd. ] ( Pathak S.N. )

1976-77:

  • "Heuristic & enumerative methods for the general M/N Job Shop scheduling and a new procedure for the case with alternative machine requirements." (Pandya S.R. - M.Tech Production specialization, Mech. Engg.)
  •  "Exponential smoothing and Box-Jenkins approaches for forecasting." (Desai S.N. - M.Tech Production Engg specialization, Mech. Engg. )

B.TECH [ MECH. ENGG.] Projects Guided

2008:
  • "Boltzmann Machines: Principles and Applications in Time Series Forecasting" (Satendra Kumar)
  • "Blind Source Separation: Principles and Applications" (Neeraj Gupta)

2007:

  • "Intelligent Agents in Supply Chain Management" (Narendra Sharma)

2005:

  • "Constraint Satisfaction Problem: Mathematical Programming and AI based Approaches." ( Vivek Ramamurthy )
  • "Neural Networks in System Identification and Control." ( Prashant Sheketkar )

2004:

  •  "Neural Networks for Principal Component Analysis and Independent Component Analysis." ( Abhinav Verma )
  • "Dynamically Driven Recurrent Neural Networks and their Applications." (Rineet Ratnakar )

2003:

  • "Reinforcement Learning: Principles and Applications." ( Ankit Jain )
  • "Self-Organizing Map and its Application to Colour Image Segmentation." (Pramod Kumar)

2002:

  • "Neural networks for combinatorial optimization: principles and applications." (Gupta Shobhit)
  • "Neural networks for control applications." (Ambekar Rohit)

2001:

  • "Principles and applications of ART neural networks in Group Technology and other manufacturing problems." (Mishra Nishant)
  • "Principles of Hopfield networks and applications in manufacturing and related problems." (Gupta Ankur)
  • "Principles and methods in computer aided assembly planning; and some applications using LISP." (Jain Ashish)

1999:

  •  "Principles and strategies for controlling inventories in supply chains." (Bagga Jaspreet Singh)
  •  "Principles of Query languages and applications in MRP type systems." (Arora Gurjeet Singh)
  • "Principles of database design and applications in MRP type systems." (Kaushik Saket)

1998:

  • "Application of dynamic control rules in materials handling systems in manufacturing." (Jyoti Manish)

1997:

  • "Development of an Object Oriented simulation model of an assembly job shop in C++." (Sharma Deepak)
  • "Applications of neural networks in manufacturing planning and control: Application of Hopfield network for solving TSP." (Oke Mayuresh Y.)
  • "Application of AI methods to scheduling problems - Application of simulated annealing to problems of machine-tending robots/operators." (Dubey Abhijit)

1996:

  • "Simulation of strategies for safety stocks determination in MRP systems for a minimum service level of delivery assurance." (Adhya Nilanjan)
  • "Object oriented simulation of an MRP system with emphasis on rescheduling." (Nimgaonkar Shirish)
  • "Simulation of adaptive and dynamic scheduling strategies in a dedicated FMS." (Seshadri L.)

1995:

  • "Real time scheduling in FMS: Simultaneous scheduling of machines and AGVs." (Desai Paritosh)

1994:

  • "Computer modelling of some MRP processes: production planning with and without capacity limitations." (Venkatraman S.)
  • "Computer modelling of some MRP processes: dispatching feedback and adjusting the Master Production Schedule." (Doshi Bhavin J.)

1993:

  • "Scheduling of tasks for robots in FMS's." (Kulkari Atin B.)
  • "Operational control policies for AGV's in FMS." (Sanghi Deepak)
  • "Dynamic modelling of operational policies in JIT Kanban systems." (Naphade Kedar S.)
  • "Modelling and numerical solution of equilibria in transport and commodity flow networks." (Prabhu Sunil S.) [ co-guided with Prof. Narayan Rangaraj ]

1992:

  • "Loading, routing and dispatching rules ( heuristics ) in FMS's." (Pariawala Hemant A.)
  • "Scheduling in Flexible flow-Shops and assembly shops." (Dixit Parag M.)

1991:

  • "Modelling and analysis of a pull based manufacturing system." (Sah Rajesh K.)
  • "Determination of safety stocks in MRP systems." (Deshpande Vinayak V.)

1990:

  • "Facilities layout: a study concerning conversion of dual graph to block layout." (Heda Bhushan)
  • "Optimal replacement and maintenance policies." (Chakraborty Rajesh)

1987:

  • "Design and control of Flexible Manufacturing Systems." (Natu M.G.)
  • "Buffer stocks in manufacturing systems." (Rao Uday)

1986:

  • "Lot sizing under probabilistic demand on a single facility." (Shah J.M.)
  • "Lot sizing in multi-stage production: heuristic approaches." (Kochikar V.P.)
  • "Production planning problems in Flexible Manufacturing Systems." (Mahabaleshwarkar S.V.)

1985:

  • "Hierarchical Production Planning." (Amin Kaushik)
  • "Group Technology with emphasis on production flow analysis." (Bidikar V.)

1984:

  • "Analysis of bottlenecks in material flow systems." (Dhamankar S.Y.)

1983:

  • "Computer applications in purchasing systems." (Kocher B.S.)
  • "Management of inventory in distribution systems." (Karmarkar S.N.)
  • "Fault tree analysis and some other techniques in determining system reliability." (Ingle J.)

1982:

  • "Approaches for group formation in Group technology." (Tamaskar M.)
  • "Modern techniques in plant layout." (Choubal S.N.)

1981:

  • "Market research with particular reference to statistical methods." (Kulkarni G.M.)
  • "Replacement and overhaul decisions: probabilistic and economic analysis." (Veermany S.)
  • "Applications of O.R. in cash management." (Velankar M.S.)

1980:

  • "Cost optimization models in statistical quality control." (Krishnamurthy R.)
  • "Application of multivariate statistics in marketing." (Swaminathan R.)
  • "Input-Output Analysis of an economy." (Mitra A.K.) [ coguided with DR. Vemuri ]
  • "Capital budgeting under risk." (Mehta M.R.) [ coguided with Prof. L.M. Bhole ]

1979:

  • "Stochastic modelling and simulation of a solar water heating system." (Iyer S.N.) [ coguided with Prof. S.P. Sukhatme ]
  • "An electric analogue device for project scheduling." (Kalsi P.S) [ coguided with Prof. H.S. Shankar, E.E. DEpt. ]
  • "Application of operations research to financial decisions." (Mukundan S.)

1978:

  • "Branch and Bound techniques for warehouse location." (Tipnis S.K.)
  • "An inventory control simulation for medicines at I.I.T. Hospital." (Bhargva S.)
  • "Applying mathematical programming to process planning in steel making." (Bondre S.S)

1976-77:

  • "Multi-item lot size scheduling - A case study in an automobile plant." (Kak R.)
  • "Flow shop scheduling - and applications in textile industry." (Vangal R.V.)
  • "Single and mixed model assembly line balancing." (Phatak M.D.)