R. K. Jana

Asst. Professor

Additional Information

R. K. Jana

Asst. Professor

About Faculty

R.K. Jana is an Assistant Professor of Decision Science and Systems Area at Indian Institute of Management Raipur, India. He has obtained his PhD in Operations Research from IIT Kharagpur, India. Dr Jana was a postdoctoral researcher at the Systems Engineering & Operations Research Department of George Mason University, USA and at the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department of National University of Singapore. He is a recipient of DST Young Scientist Research Project entitled “Simulation Optimization Approaches for Agricultural Decision Making”. Dr Jana has so far won four best paper awards from international conferences held in India and USA. He is a senior member of Operational Research Society of India, a member of Decision Sciences Institute, USA, and Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. His research interest includes Optimization, Artificial Intelligence Techniques, Stochastic Programming.

Teaching at IIM Raipur: Operations Research (QM-II, PGP), Statistics (QM-I Preparatory, PGP), Multivariate Data Analysis (Fellow Program).

Area of Research
Optimization, AI Techniques, Stochastic Programming.
Postdoc (National University of Singapore), Postdoc (George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA), Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur). 

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Dec 2016 – Present.

Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata, Oct – Dec 2016.

Awards & Recognitions

§  Best paper award, 7thInternational Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving (An annual eventof Soft Computing Research Society), Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar,India, Dec 23-24, 2017.

§  Best paper award,International Conference on Advances in Management & Decision Sciences,Gautam Buddha University, India, Jul 11-12, 2015.

§  Recipient of DST YoungScientist Research Project, 2010.

§  Best paper award, InternationalConference on Global Issues in Business & Technology, National Institute ofFinancial Management, Faridabad, India, Jul 31 - Aug 01, 2008.

§  Best paper award,Association of Global Business Conference, Washington DC, USA, Nov 15-18, 2007.

§  Postdoctoral ResearchFellowship from National University of Singapore, 2007.

§  Postdoctoral ResearchFellowship from George Mason University, USA, 2006.

§  JRF, CSIR, Governmentof India, 2001.

§  Institute ResearchFellowship, IIT Kharagpur, 2000.


Journal Publications

>> RK Jana, CP Chandra, AK Tiwari (2018). Humanitarian aid delivery decisions in the early recovery phase of disaster using a discrete choice multi-attribute value method. Annals of Operations Research, Forthcoming

>> M Kumar, S Prashar, RK Jana (2018). Does International Tourism Spur International Trade and Output? Evidence from Wavelet Analysis. Tourism Economics, Forthcoming

>> R Singh, D Das, RK Jana, AK Tiwari (2018). A wavelet analysis for exploring the relationship between economic policy uncertainty and tourist footfalls in the USA. Current Issues in Tourism, Forthcoming

>> AK Tiwari, RK Jana, D Das, D Roubaud (2018). Informational efficiency of Bitcoin - An extension. Economics Letters, 163 106 - 109

>> RK Jana, SK Mitra, Dinesh K Sharma (2018). Software vendors travel management using an elitist nonhomogeneous genetic algorithm. International Journal of Production Economics, 202 123 - 131

>> RK Jana, Dinesh K Sharma, B Chakraborty (2016). A hybrid probabilistic fuzzy goal programming approach for agriculture decision-making.. International Journal of Production Economics, 173 134 - 141

>> Dinesh K Sharma, RK Jana (2009). A hybrid genetic algorithm model for transshipment management decisions.. International Journal of Production Economics, 122 (2), 703 - 713

>> Dinesh K Sharma, RK Jana (2009). Fuzzy goal programming based genetic algorithm approach to nutrient management for rice crop planning.. International Journal of Production Economics, 121 (1), 224 - 232

1. Senior Member, Operational Research Society of India. 
2. Member, Decision Sciences Institute, USA. 
3. Member, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
Training and Consultancy
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