January 16, 2004

Uday KarmarkarLos Angeles — Uday S. Karmarkar, Times Mirror Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management and research director for the Center for Management in the Information Economy, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay (IITB). Dr. Karmarkar traveled to Mumbai in December to accept the award at the Indian Institute's alumni day. He was one of three recipients to receive the distinguished award. At the ceremony, presenters honored Dr. Karmarkar's prominent work in joint research and development with faculty in industrial engineering/operations research (IE/OR) and the School of Management at IITB over the last 20 years. Dr. Karmarkar's dedication to his alumni work with the institute, as he was also the leader in developing the Faculty Academic Network for IITB, which came into being last year.

Dr. Karmarkar holds a B.Tech. from IITB, as well as a Ph.D. in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves on the Advisory Board of IITB and is on advisory and directors boards for several new technology and traditional companies.

In addition to the Distinguished Service Award, Dr. Karmarkar was the recipient of the IITB Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1997. He is the second alumnus and the first academician to receive both awards.

These achievements in conjunction with the rest of his accomplishments only partially show us where Dr. Karmarkar's interests lie. His research includes the information economy and e-business, technology management, manufacturing strategy, supply chain management, enterprise management software, and service enterprise management.

Dr. Karmarkar, who joined UCLA Anderson in 1994, has published over 60 research papers and articles, founded two operations and technology academic journals, and serves on editorial boards for several others.

In his role as research director at UCLA Anderson's Center for Management in the Information Economy, Prof. Karmarkar guides the center as it promotes and shares applied research on all management aspects of the information economy and creates and conducts educational programs and seminars for business students, as well as the business community.

He has undertaken projects in operations and technology strategy, industrial marketing, and supply chain management with firms in the United States, Europe and Asia. These include Becton Dickinson, Aditya Birla Group, American Cimflex, Deere and Company, Eastman Kodak, Ford, GM, WW Grainger, Hindustan Lever, IBM, Thomson Publishing and Xerox. He is an adviser to or director of several start-up companies engaged in sectors such as eCRM, ERP, IT-enabled services, on-line and desktop educational systems, advanced decision systems and data mining software. Dr. Karmarkar's awards are testimony toward his various commitments and quality of work.

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