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Avanti P Sethi
Senior Lecturer II-Management
Office MailstopMail Box: SM30, Room No.: SM3.213 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-5816    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Industrial AdministrationCarnegie Mellon University1983
 M.S.ORCarnegie-Mellon University1982
 M.S.Physics/ElectronicsUniversity of Kanpur, India1978
 B.S.Physical ScienceUniversity of Gauhati, India1974
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Gupta, M. & Sethi, A.P., "Investing in Tax Deferred Schemes," Southem Business Review, Vol. 21, No.1, 16-24, 1995.
Category: Southern Business Review
Peer reviewed
Stanley, Jonathan & Sethi, A.P., "Solving Production Smoothing Problems with a Nonlinear Candidate Constraint Method," Naval Research Logistics, Volume 37, 579-586, 1990.
Category: Naval Research Logistics
Peer reviewed
Sethi, A.P. & Mehrez, A., "Probing Through the Intersection of Hyperplanes," Operations Research Letters, Vol. 8, 165-170, 1989.
Category: Operations Research Letters
Peer reviewed
Mehrez A. and Sethi, A.P., "Hierarchical Planning of Project-Selection Problems with Information Purchasing," Journal of the Operational Research Society, Volume 40, No. 3, 267-279; 1989.
Category: Journal of the Operational Research Society
Peer reviewed
Sethl, A.P. and Gerald L. Thompson, "Solution of Constrained Generalized Transportation Problem Using the Pivot and Probe Algorithm," Computers and Operations Research, .VoI. 13, 1986, 1-9.
Category: Computers and Operations Research
Peer reviewed
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
  Solving Production Smoothing Problems with a Nonlinear Candidate Constraint Method

Presented at ORSA I TIMS meeting, St. Louis

  The Noncandidate Constraint Method for Reducing the Size of a Linear Program

Presented at CORS/ORSA/T IMS Meeting, Toronto, Canada

  Solving Production Smoothing Problems with a Nonlinear Candidate Constraint Method

Presented at ORSA I TIMS meeting, St. Louis

  Probing Through the Intersection of HyperpIanes

Presented at ORSA I TIMS meeting, Denver

  Solution of Constrained Generalized Transportation Problem Using the Pivot and Probe Algorithm

Presented at ORSA I TIMS meeting, San Diego

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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
1997-PresentOperations/Systems  NET International, Plano, TX
1991-PresentAssociate Professor  Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1991-1995Chair  Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1988-1990Assistant Professor  Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
1985-1988Assistant Professor  Kent State University, Kent, OH
1983-1985Assistant Professor  Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
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Courses taught

Wichita State University
Database Planning & Management# MBA
Management Information Systems Undergraduate
Production / Operations Management MBA
Advanced Production Management MBA
Management Science MBA
Production / Operations Management Undergraduate
Management Science Undergraduate

Kent State University
Operations Research ll Ph. D.
Mathematical Programming Ph. D.
Operations Research MS
Production / Operations Management Undergraduate
Statistics I Undergraduate
Statistics II Undergraduate

Rhode Island College
Database Management# Undergraduate
Production Operations Management Undergraduate
introduction to Computers Undergraduate
# New courses developed by me.

Department Chair's Role
  • One of the youngest department chairs elected in the School of Business
  • Tenured and promoted three assistant professors to associate level
  • Hired 4 tenure-track / visiting professors
  • Initiated the process of MIS major (final approval in 1996-97)
  • Promoted flexible course scheduling (2-week, 4-week, and 8-week; very popular now; this helped in department’s tremendous growth despite general decline in Business student enrollment)
  • Involved in AACSB re-accreditation process (re-accreditation was successful )
  • Department’s endowment fund increased from $2,000 to $20,000

Selected Committee Involvement
  • Graduate Programs Committee (MBA; 1989-91)
  • Registration Committee (To oversee the development of computerized registration process for the university; 1994-95)
  • Executive Committee (Business School; 1991-1995)
  • Faculty Senate (1989-91)
  • Retrenchment committee (1995-96)

Academic Honors & Award
  • Best Research Paper award at Wichita State University, 1989
  • William Larimer Research Fellowship, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1979-1983
  • Ranked 7th in M. Sc. (Physics)
  • Govt. of India National Merit Scholarship (1974-1975)
  • Ranked 3rd among more than 2,000 students in B. Sc. At University of Gauhati

Other activities
  • Software & book reviews
  • Supervisor for MS and Ph.D. level theses
  • Co-op advisor for undergraduate students
  • On-campus and Off-campus consulting
  • Phone campaign for School of business endowment fund
  • Student recruiting trips to area high-schools
  • President, India Association of Greater Wichita
  • Vice president, Asian Association of Greater Wichita
  • Professional quality video production
  • Stage show production
  • Bowling (208 high score) Chess; Softball ; Ping-Pong)
  • Fiction / Non-fiction articles published in magazines and college news—papers

  • Professor Gerald Thompson Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Professor David Booth Kent State University
  • Dr. Jan Hoffman Wichita Clinic, Wichita
  • Professor Jay Aronson University of Georgia

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