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Mohit Tawarmalani

Mohit Tawarmalani

Professor of Management

Education

Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

CV

Mohit Tawarmalani is a Professor at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. and Masters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to that, he received his Bachelors from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Mohit has worked in the MIS area of Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (1993-1994) and as a software engineer in geometric modeling at ComputerVision (1995). He teaches courses in business analytics and optimization.

Mohit Tawarmalani's research interests are at the interface of computer science, optimization, and operations research with applications in business and engineering. Mohit has co-authored a book on global optimization algorithms and has co-authored BARON, a software package widely used for global optimization. Mohit has interest in applications of optimization in harnessing solar energy, building better distillation trains, network systems design, and in understanding economics of business decisions. For his research, Mohit has been awarded the INFORMS Computing Society Prize in 2004, the Best Paper Award from the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems in 2005, and the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize from the Mathematical Programming Society in 2006. He is also the 2003 Jay N. Ross Young Faculty Scholar and the 2006 Krannert Faculty Fellow.

Mohit serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Global Optimization and as a Technical Editor for Mathematical Programming Computation. He currently resides in West Lafayette with his wife and their daughter.

Journal Articles

  • Kannan, K., M. S. Rahman, and M. Tawarmalani (2016). Economics and policy implications of restricted patch distribution on software maintenance. Management Science, vol. 62 3161-3182.
  • Ramapriya, G. M., M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal (2016). Thermal coupling links to liquid-only transfer streams: An enumeration method for new FTC dividing wall columns. AIChE Journal, vol. 62 1200-1211.
  • Bao, X., A. Khajavirad, N. V. Sahinidis, and M. Tawarmalani (2015). Global Optimization of nonconvex problems with multilinear intermediates. Mathematical Programming Computation, vol. 7 (1), 1-37.
  • Ramapriya, G. M., A. Shenvi, M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal (2015). A new framework for combining condenser and reboiler in a configuration to consolidate distillation columns. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., vol. 54 10449-10464.
  • Gençer, E., D. S. Mallapragada, F. Maréchal, M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal (2015). Round-the-clock power supply and a sustainable economy via synergistic integration of solar thermal power and hydrogen processes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (direct submission), vol. 112 15821-15826.
  • Mallapragada, D. S., M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal (2014). Synthesis of augmented biofuel processes using solar energy. AIChE Journal, vol. 60 (7), 2533-2545.
  • Ramapriya, G. M., M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal (2014). Modified basic distillation configurations with intermediate sections for energy savings. AIChE Journal, vol. 60 (3), 1091-1097.
  • Chung K., J.-P. P. Richard, and M. Tawarmalani (2014). Lifted inequalities for 0-1 mixed-integer bilinear covering sets. Mathematical Programming, vol. 145 403-450.
  • Ramapriya, G. M., M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal (2014). Thermal Coupling Links to Liquid-only Transfer Streams: A Path for New Dividing Wall Columns. AIChE Journal, vol. 60 (8), 2949-2961.
  • Nallasivam, U., V. H. Shah, A. A. Shenvi, M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal (2013). Global optimization of multicomponent distillation configurations: 1. Need for a reliable global optimization algorithm. AIChE Journal, vol. 59 971-981.
  • Tawarmalani, M., J.-P. P. Richard, and C. Xiong (2013). Explicit convex and concave envelopes through polyhedral subdivisions. Mathematical Programming, vol. 138 531-577.
  • Bao, X., N. V. Sahinidis, and M. Tawarmalani (2011). Semidefinite Relaxations for Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming: A Review with Comparisons. Mathematical Programming, vol. 129 129--157.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and Y. Li (2011). Multi-period Network Maintenance Scheduling with Minimum Flow Disruption. Naval Research Logistics, vol. 58 507-530.
  • Richard, J.-P. P., and M. Tawarmalani (2010). Lifting Inequalities: A Framework for Generating Strong Cuts for Nonlinear Programs. Mathematical Programming, vol. 121 61-104.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and J.-P. P. Richard and K. Chung (2010). Strong Valid Inequalities for Orthogonal Disjunctions and Bilinear Covering Sets. Mathematical Programming, vol. 124 481-512.
  • Tawarmalani, M., K. Kannan, and P. De (2009). Allocating Objects in a Network of Caches: Centralized and Decentralized Analyses. Management Science, vol. 55 132-147.
  • Bao, X., N. V. Sahinidis, and M. Tawarmalani (2009). Multiterm polyhedral relaxations for nonconvex, quadratically constrained quadratic programs. Optimization Methods and Software, vol. 24 485-504.
  • Sahinidis, N. V. and M. Tawarmalani (2005). Accelerating branch-and-bound through a language specific construct for relaxation-specific constraints. Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 32 259-280.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and N. V. Sahinidis (2005). A Polyhedral Branch-and-Cut Approach to Global Optimization. Mathematical Programming, vol. 103 229-249.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and N. V. Sahinidis (2004). Global Optimization of Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programs: A Theoretical and Computational Study. Mathematical Programming, vol. 99 563-591.
  • Ahmed, S., M. Tawarmalani and N. V. Sahinidis (2004). A Finite Branch and Bound Algorithm for Two-Stage Stochastic Integer Programs. Mathematical Programming, vol. 100 355-377.
  • Sahinidis, N. V., M. Tawarmalani and M. Yu (2003). Design of Alternative Refrigerants via Global Optimization. AIChE Journal, vol. 49 1761-1775.
  • Tawarmalani, M, S. Ahmed and N. V. Sahinidis (2002). Global Optimization of 0-1 Hyperbolic Programs, Journal of Global Optimization. Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 24 385-417.
  • Tawarmalani, M., S. Ahmed and N. V. Sahinidis (2002). Product Disaggregation and Relaxations of Mixed-Integer Rational Programs. Optimization and Engineering, vol. 3 281-303.
  • Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (2002). Convex Extensions and Envelopes of Lower Semi-Continuous Functions. Mathematical Programming, vol. 93 247-263.
  • Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (2001). Semidefinite Relaxations of Fractional Programs via Novel Convexification Techniques. Journal of Global Optimization, vol. 20 137-158.
  • Sahinidis N., & Tawarmalani M. (2000). Applications of Global Optimization to Process and Molecular Design. Computers and Chemical Engineering, vol. 24 2157-2169.
  • Adhya, N., Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (1999). A Lagrangian Approach to Pooling Problems. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, vol. 38 1956-1972.

Conference Paper (refereed)

  • Chang, Y., S. Rao, and M. Tawarmalani (2017). Robust validation of network designs under uncertain demands and failures. NSDI, 347-362.
  • Barik, A., J. Honorio and M. Tawarmalani (2017). Information Theoretic Limits For Linear Prediction with Graph-Structured Sparsity. IEEE Symposium on Information Theory,
  • Gençer, E., M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal (2015). Integrated solar thermal hydrogen and power coproduction process for continuous power supply and production of chemicals. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 12 International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25 European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, vol. 37 2291-2296.
  • Narayanan, S., A. Sivakumar, S. Rao, and M. Tawarmalani (2014). Performance sensitive replication in geo-distributed cloud datastores. IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, 240-251.
  • Gençer, E., D. Mallapragada, M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal (2014). Synergistic biomass and natural gas conversion to liquid fuel with reduced CO2 Emissions. FOCAPD,
  • Nguyen, T. T., M. Tawarmalani, and J.-P. P. Richard (2011). Convexification Techniques for Linear Complementarity Constraints. 15th conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization,
  • Hajjat, M., X. Sun, Y.W. Sung, D. Maltz, S. G. Rao, K. Sripanidkulchai, and M. Tawarmalani (2010). Cloudward bound: Planning for Beneficial Migration of Enterprise Applications to the Cloud. Proceedings of ACM Sigcomm,
  • Xia, Q., O. Ersoy, M. Tawarmalani, and H. Moskowitz (2008). Interactive Clustering and Classification, Proceedings of Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering. ANNIE,
  • Tawarmalani, M., K. Kannan and P. De (2005). A Mechanism for Allocating Objects in a Network of Symmetric Caches. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems,

Books

  • Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (2002). Convexification and Global Optimization in Continuous and Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming. Kluwer Academic Publishers,

Book Chapters

  • Tawarmalani, M., & Sahinidis, N. (2002). Exact Algorithms for Global Optimization of Mixed-integer Nonlinear Programs. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 65-85.
  • Tawarmalani, M. and N. V. Sahinidis (2001). The Time Dependent Traveling Salesman Problem. Kluwer Academic Publishers, vol. 5 445-450.

Working Papers

  • Nguyen, T. T. & J. P.-P. Richard & M. Tawarmalani (2014). Deriving the convex hull of a polynomial partitioning set through lifting and projection.
  • Gencer, E. & D. Mallapragada & M. Tawarmalani & R. Agrawal (2014). Synergistic Biomass and Natural Gas Conversion to Liquid Fuel with Reduced CO2 Emission.
  • S. Narayanan & A. Sivakumar & S. Rao & M. Tawarmalani (2014). Performance sensitive replication in geo-distributed cloud datastores.
  • Ramapriya, G. M., M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal One simple rule synthesizes numerous, new easy-to-operate dividing wall columns for any thermally coupled distillation.
  • Zhang, H. Ramapriya, G. M., M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal Remixing losses due to column consolidation in distillation configuration synthesis: What/how/when?.
  • Tawarmalani, M. Inclusion certificates and simultaneous convexification of functions.
  • Ramapriya, G. M., M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal A search space of dividing wall columns for multicomponent distillation and their synthesis. working paper,
  • M. Tawarmalani, and J.-P. P. Richard Decomposition techniques in convexification of inequalities.
  • Nallasivam, U., V. H. Shah, A. A. Shenvi, M. Tawarmalani, and R. Agrawal Global optimization of multicomponent distillation configurations: 2. Enumeration based minimization algorithm. AIChE Journal,
  • Davarnia, D., J.-P. P. Richard, and M. Tawarmalani Simultaneous convexification of bilinear functions over polytopes with applications to network interdiction.
  • Kim, J. M. Tawarmalani, J.-P. P. Richard On cutting planes for cardinality-constrained linear programs. Mathematical Programming,
  • T. T. Nguyen, J-P. P. Richard, and M. Tawarmalani Convexification Techniques for Linear Complementarity Problem. Mathematical Programming,
  • Jiang, Z., G. M. Ramapriya, M. Tawarmalani, R. Agrawal Minimum energy of multicomponent distillation systems using minimum additional number of heat and mass integration sections.

Contact

mtawarma@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 49-62620
Office: RAWL 4019

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Area(s) of Expertise

Quantitative Methods, Mathematical Programming, Optimization, Complexity and Approximation, Symbolic Computing