Professor Ravichandran is an associated faculty member in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department in the School of Engineering and a faculty for the IT program in the School of Science. He teaches course in the graduate and doctoral programs at Rensselaer. He periodically teaches some of these courses in top business schools in Asia and Europe and brings a global perspective to his teaching.
Professor Ravichandran’s long term research interests focus on four broad areas: 1) strategic implication of information technology and organizational capabilities to manage information technology; 2) supply chain management and business-business electronic markets; 3) innovation diffusion and assimilation; and, 4) organizational renewal and growth through innovation. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Ministry of Education, Singapore. He has published more than hundred research papers in academic journals and conference proceedings.
His research articles have been published in journals such as the Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Information Systems Research, Information Technology Management, Logistics Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of High Technology Management Research, MIS Quarterly and Organization Science.
He currently serves as a Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly and as a Department Editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. He recently completed a four year term as an Associate Editor of MIS Quarterly and a three year term as an Associate Editor of Information Systems Research.
Prior to joining Rensselaer, Dr. Ravichandran had extensive business experience having served as a Consultant to the Reliance Group, as the Assistant Director of National Productivity Council, and as a Production Manager in Flakt AB (now Asea Brown Boweri). He has also been a successful entrepreneur; he started, built and ran an IT services firm.
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; PG Diploma (Industrial and System Engineering) National Productivity Council, India; B.E. (Production Engineering) University of Madras, India