Dr. Jeet Gupta Eminent Scholar, Information Systems Department Professor, Information Systems Department Biography Jatinder (Jeet) N. D. Gupta is currently the Director of Integrated Enterprise Lab, Eminent Scholar of Management of Technology, Professor of Information Systems, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama. In his career, He held several technical and managerial positions in the US Postal Service and Energy Information Administration where he received the superior job performance award. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, a M. Tech in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and a B. E in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University. Dr. Gupta is an international authority in research and teaching related to production scheduling, planning and control on one hand and supply chain and information technology on the other. A recent paper published in the International Journal of Production Research (2015) ranks him as top 30th researcher in Production and Operations Management in the World. Dr. Gupta is a frequent keynote speaker at various international conferences. He has published numerous papers in journals and proceedings such as: Journal of Scheduling, Journal of Logistics International Transactions in Operational Research, Information Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Electronic Commerce Research, International Journal of Information Management, Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, International Journal of Production Research, IIE Transactions, Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, INFORMS Journal of Computing, Operations Research Letters, Annals of Operations Research, OMEGA, Journal of Operational Research Society, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, and Production Planning and Control. Co-author of a textbook, he served as the North American Editor of the Journal of Flexible Systems Management and an editorial board member of various reputable national and international journals. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Decision Sciences and International Journal of Planning and Scheduling. Editor of special issues and books, he received the Outstanding Research and Outstanding Faculty Awards from Ball State, the UAH Distinguished Research award and the UAH Foundation Research Award. In spring 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013, he received College’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award at UAH. In 2011, he received the Outstanding Service Award from UAH and Outstanding Business Person award from Beta Alpha Psi Society. At Ball State, he received Dean's teaching awards. In 2017, he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from UAH. Dr. Gupta is a frequent distinguished visiting faculty member at various universities in several countries including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. He taught research methodologies to several graduate students at several universities and countries. He also collaborated in research with the faculty and students from various institutions and countries to publish in high quality refereed journals. In doing so, several students from various countries visited his campus in USA to work with him on joint research for which he was their supervisor in USA. He has served as a mentor to several students, research scholars, and faculty members from various universities and countries. A consultant to government and industry, Dr. Gupta is currently the President of Decision Sciences Institute. In the past, his service includes serving as the President of Production and Operations Management Society and the Vice-President for Global Activities for Decision Sciences Institute. He also served as the President of Huntsville Association of Technical Societies, Founding President of the Indian Subcontinent DSI and Regional Vice President of DSI. He served as the Founding Chair of the Alabama Chapter of ASUG (America’s SAP Users Group), and Vice-President of Decision Sciences Institute. His conference leadership activities include being the chair of the second World Congress on POM and Fifth and Eighth Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management. He is a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute as well as a Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society, two top reputed global professional and academic societies in the world. Recently, he received Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award from the Decision Sciences Institute. Recognizing the need for professional and academic societies in India, he founded the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute and an Indian Chapter of the Production and Operations Management Society. He served as the founding President of the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute and its founding Regional Vice-President on the Board of the Decision Sciences Institute. He received the Distinguished Services Award from Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute for his outstanding and important service the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute over a long period. Dr. Gupta’s current research interests include Business Analytics, Corporate Governance, Enterprise Resources Planning (including SAP), Information Security, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Information and Decision Technologies, Scheduling, Planning and Control, Enterprise Integration, and Social Aspects of Corporate Activities. Within these areas, he is interested in exploring the relationship between social responsibility, organization and social culture. He is particularly interested in widening the managerial and technical research to a societal level to help various societies to solve their problems. In doing so, he is interesting in mentoring and developing the research capabilities and skills of younger generation all over the world. Dr. Jeet Gupta's Curriculum Vitae Education Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1969 M. Tech., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, Indian Institute of Technology, 1967 B.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Delhi, 1964 Honors & Awards Dennis E. Grawoing Distinguished Service Award from the Decision Sciences Institute Distinguished Services Award from Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute. Fellow, Production and Operations Management Society Fellow, Decision Sciences Institute Distinguished Researcher, UAH Outstanding Graduate Teaching, College of Business at UAH Outstanding Faculty, Ball State University Selected Publications Gupta, J. N. D., Kalaimannan, E., Yoo, S. A heuristic for maximizing investigation effectiveness of digital forensic cases involving multiple investigators. Computers & Operations Research, 69, 1-9, 2016. Neufeld, J., Gupta, J. N. D., Buscher, U. (2015). Minimizing makespan in flowshop group scheduling with sequence-dependent family set-up times using inserted idle times. International Journal of Production Research, 53, 1791-1806. Cai, Z., Li, X., Gupta, J. N. D. (2015). Heuristics for provisioning services to workflows in XaaS Clouds. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. Neumüller, C., Kellner, F., Gupta, J. N., Lasch, R. (2015). Integrating three-dimensional sustainability in distribution centre selection: the process analysis method-based analytic network process. International Journal of Production Research, 53(2), 409–434. Mensendiek, A., Gupta, J. N. D., Herrmann, J. (2014) Scheduling identical parallel machines with fixed delivery dates to minimize total tardiness. European Journal of Operational Research, 243, 514-522. Laha, D., Gupta, J. N. D., and Sapkal, S. U. A penalty-shift-insertion based heuristic to minimize total flow time in no-wait flow shops. Journal of the Operational Research Society 65, 2014, 1611-1624. Fritzsche,, R, Gupta, J. N. D., and Lasch, R. Optimal Prognostic Distance to Minimize Total Maintenance Cost: The Case of the Airline Industry,” International Journal of Production Economics, 151, 2014, 76-88. Manoj, U. V., Gupta, J. N. D., Gupta, S. K., and Sriskandarajah, C., (2008) Supply Chain Scheduling: Just-In-Time Environment, Annals of Operations Research, Vol.161, 53-86. Li, X., Gupta, J. N. D., and Koch, J. V., (2006) Effect of Technological Breakthroughs on Electronic Markets, Electronic Commerce Research. Vol. 6, 389-404. Glass, C. A., Gupta, J. N. D., and Potts, C. N., (1999) Two-machine no-wait flow shop scheduling with missing operations," Mathematics of Operations Research, Vol. 24, No. 4., 911-924. Allahverdi, A., Gupta, J. N. D., and Aldowaisan, T., (1999) A review of scheduling research involving setup considerations," OMEGA, Vol. 27, 219-239. Gupta, J. N. D., and Sexton, R. S., (1999) Comparing backpropagation with a genetic algorithm for neural network training," OMEGA, Vol. 27, No. 6, 679-684.