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Hari  Natarajan

Hari Natarajan

Associate Professor, Management

(305) 284-8587
Jenkins 414K

Research Interests

  • Planning, Coordination, and Execution in IT-enabled Supply Chains
  • Design and Configuration of Infrastructure and Service Networks
  • Assortment Planning, Inventory Management, and Pricing
  • Mathematical Programming and Discrete Optimization

Selected Publications

Optimizing Delivery Fees for a Network of Distributors, (with Balakrishnan, A., and M.S. Pangburn). Manuf. and Service Operations Management 2(3), 297-316, 2000.

Connectivity Upgrade Models for Survivable Network Design, (with A. Balakrishnan and P. Mirchandani). Operations Research 57(1), 170-186, 2009.

Joint Dynamic Pricing of Multiple Perishable Products under Consumer Choice, (with Y. Akcay and S. H. Xu).  Management Science 56(8), 1345-1361, 2010.

Optimal Configuration of a Service Delivery Network: An Application to a Financial Services Provider, (with G. A. Meester, A. Mehrotra, and M. J. Seifert). Production and Operations Management 19(6), 725-741, 2010.

Integrated Procurement Planning for Multi-division firms, (with A. Balakrishnan).  Production and Operations Management (forthcoming).

Designing Fee Tables for Retail Delivery Services by Third-party Logistics Providers, (with A. Balakrishnan), IIE Transactions (forthcoming).

Honors and Awards

  • Penn State Alumni Association Doctoral Dissertation Award

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Visiting Researcher, University of Texas at Austin, 2002-2003
  • Instructor, The Pennsylvania State University, 1997-2002
  • Software Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services (Madras, India), 1996-1997
  • Colaborative research projects with several Fortune 500 companies including Armstrong World Industries, Capital One, Intcomex, and Corning


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2004
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1996


  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Design, Analysis, and Implementation of Decision Support Systems
  • Mathematical Programming and Combinatorial Methods

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