Ajinkya N. Tanksale has been appointed assistant professor of operations/engineering management at Clarkson University.
He received his Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, his master of engineering degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pune, and his bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering from Shivaji University.
Tanksale's research interests are in solving a variety of complex real-life problems, primarily using operations research techniques. Some of the application areas that he has explored include logistics and supply chain management, food security, humanitarian operations, facility location, home healthcare management, and emergency response network design.
His dissertation work was on procurement and logistics planning for food grains supply chain management for the public distribution system in India.
Tanksale has published his research in several reputed academic journals, including the European Journal of Operational Research, the Journal of the Operational Research Society, the International Journal of Production Economics, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Safety Science, INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, RAIRO-Operations Research, and the British Food Journal.
He is an associate editor of OPSEARCH, the journal of the Operational Research Society of India; and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice. He also serves as a reviewer for many journals in the operations research/management science domain and has presented research at several international conferences.
Tanksale previously served as an assistant professor in the Industrial Management Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi in India and as a postdoctoral research fellow at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey.