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Sanjay Jain

Associate Industry Professor of Decision Sciences

  • Department: Decision Sciences
  • Email: jain@gwu.edu
  • Phone: (202) 994-5591
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  • Office: Funger Hall, Suite 412 • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC • 20052
Education:
  • PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988
  • MS, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India, 1984
  • B. Eng., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, 1982

Biography

Sanjay Jain is an associate industry professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at the School of Business at the George Washington University (GW). At GW, he teaches graduate classes in the MS programs in Project Management and Business Analytics, and in MBA and EMBA programs.

He has also participated in delivering international executive programs in
project management for GW. His research interests are in the development
and application of decision science techniques to complex systems with
current focus on smart manufacturing, supply chains and project management.

He has received research grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (technical arm of U.S. Department of Commerce) continuously since 2002 that add up to nearly $1 million.

Professor Jain has been teaching at GW since Fall 2005. Earlier he was a research faculty member at Grado Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Virginia Tech for a few years. Before moving to academia, he accumulated over a dozen years of international R&D and consulting experience working at Accenture, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, and General Motors North American Operations Technical Center.

He also served as the Vice President of Research for the International School of Project Management in New Delhi (www.ispm.in) for 2009-2013.

Dr. Jain has over 80 publications including technical reports, and papers in technical journals and refereed conference proceedings. His recent work has been published in the European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, and International Journal of Production Economics. He has presented his work at premier conferences in their respective disciplines including the Project
Management Institute’s Research Conference and the Winter Simulation
Conference.

Dr. Jain served as an associate editor of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling for a decade and has been serving even
longer as a member of the editorial board of International Journal of
Industrial Engineering. He also served as a co-editor of the Proceedings
of 2010 Winter Simulation Conference and as the lead editor of the
Proceedings of 2011 Winter Simulation Conference.

Research Summary

Sanjay Jain’s research interests are in the development and application
of decision science techniques to complex systems with current focus on
smart manufacturing, supply chains and project management. He has received research grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (technical arm of U.S. Department of Commerce) continuously since 2002 that add up to nearly $1 million.

Over the years, his research has spanned a number of areas including
manufacturing operations management, supply chain management, homeland security and emergency response, and project management. His PhD thesis focused on decision framework for real time scheduling in flexible manufacturing systems. He has focused on improving manufacturing and supply chain operations using discrete event simulation and systems dynamics simulation. He also explored use of simulation modeling for improving approaches for homeland security and emergency response. He proposed approaches for applying project management for emergency response. In recent years, he has focused on improvements to manufacturing and supply chains that lead to reduction in their impact on the environment.

In his tenure at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), he led a research group on manufacturing planning and scheduling. During this time he also led a multi-year advanced research
project aimed at utilizing parallel and distributed simulations for supply chain applications involving researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Exeter, U.K., and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. Jain has over 80 publications including technical reports, and papers in technical journals and refereed conference proceedings. His recent work has been published in the European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, and International Journal of Production Economics. He has presented his work at premier conferences in their respective disciplines including the Project
Management Institute’s Research Conference and the Winter Simulation
Conference.

Selected Publications

BOOKS

S. Jain, R. R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K.P. White, and M.C. Fu (editors), Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference.  Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.

B. Johansson, S. Jain, J. Montoya Torres, J. Hugan, and E. Yucesan (editors), Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Jain, S., Lindskog, E. Andersson, J., and Johansson, B., (2013), “A Hierarchical Approach for Evaluating Energy Trade-offs in Supply Chains,” International Journal of Production Economics, 146, 2, 411-422.

Jain, S. (2012), “A Parametric Emergency Response Project Management System,” International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 4, 1, 54–70.

Jain, S., Triantis, K. and Liu, S. (2011), “Manufacturing Performance Measurement and Target Setting: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach,” European Journal of Operational Research, 214, 3, 616-626.

Jain, S., Mönch, L., Jähnig, T., and Lendermann, P. (2010), “Infrastructure for Model Based Production Scheduling,” International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 6, 4, 441-462.

Sarin, S., Nagarajan, B., Jain, S., and Liao, L. (2009), “Analytic Evaluation of the Expectation and Variance of Different Performance Measures of a Schedule on a Single Machine under Processing Time Variability,” Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, 17, 4, 400-416.

Jain, S., and McLean, C. R. (2008), “Components for an Incident Management Simulation and Gaming Framework and Related Developments,” SIMULATION, 84, 1, 3-25.

Jain, S. (2006), “A Comprehensive Framework for Supply Chain Simulation,” International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, 2, 3/4, 164-174.

Jain, S., and McLean, C. R. (2006), “An Integrating Framework for Modeling and Simulation for Incident Management,” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 3, 1, Article 9.

Jain, S., and Ervin, E. (2005), “Evaluation of Supply Chain Business Processes using Simulation,” International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, 1, 3/4, 138-149.

Jain, S., and Foley, W.J. (2002), “Impact of Interruptions on Schedule Execution in Flexible Manufacturing Systems.” International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 14, 4, 319-344.

Jain, S., Choong, N.F., Aye, K.M.,  and Luo, M. (2001), “Virtual Factory: An Integrated Approach to Manufacturing Systems Modeling,” International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 21, 5/6, 594-608.

Professional Activities

Affiliations

  • Project Management Institute
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers

Editorial Positions

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Industrial Engineering
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling (2004-2014)
  • Lead editor, Proceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference
  • Co-editor, Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference

Conference Organization

  • Designated Program Chair for 2018 Winter Simulation Conference.
  • Business Chair, 2014 Winter Simulation Conference
  • Chair, Workshop on “Homeland Security Modeling & Simulation,” June 14-15, 2011, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Chair, Workshop on “A Roadmap for Modeling & Simulation for Emergency Response,” March 2-3, 2004, Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Co-organizer, Workshop on “Modeling & Simulation for Emergency Response,” March 4-6, 2003, Gaithersburg, MD.

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Winter Simulation Conferences
  • International Journal of Production Research
  • International Journal of Project Management
  • Journal of Operational Research Society
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms
  • ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation (TOMACS)
  • International Journal of Production Planning and Control
  • National Research Council proceedings for “The Role of First Responders in Countering Terrorism: Summary of a U.S.-Russian Workshop”
  • Project Management South Africa 2008 Conference
  • International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
  • International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems
  • Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Ninth International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision
  • Annual Conference of Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Computers & Industrial Engineering
  •  Robotics and CIM Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Thirty-Second Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-32)
  • Rensselaer’s Sixth International Conference on Agile, Intelligent, and  Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • 4th International Conference on Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Singapore
  • International Journal of Information Technology

Non-Academic Positions

  • Independent Consultant (2001–present).
    Clients have included Twin Creeks Technologies, New Vectors LLC.