Associate Professor of Management
Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Wisconsin, 1989
M.S., Management Information Systems, University of Wisconsin, 1985
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, B.I.T. Ranchi (India), 1980
Professor Chaturvedi is director of the Purdue Homeland Security Institute; the director of Indiana Consortium for e-business Research; and the founder of Simulex, Inc. Professor Chaturvedi is also an adjunct research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria, Virginia – a leading think tank on national securities matters. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an accomplished teacher and has published extensively in major journals and conference proceedings, including the Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Professor Chaturvedi’s research interests include homeland security simulations, synthetic environments, tera-scale grid computing, computational models of human behaviors, and enterprise systems.
Professor Chaturvedi has been working on synthetic environments for more than 10 years. In the last six years, working with Shailendra Mehta, and several graduate and undergraduate students, Professor Chaturvedi has developed a full-fledged synthetic economy with enhanced graphics and visualization to run large-scale experiments for research and simulations for strategic planning and experiential learning. His research has been funded by major grants from National Science Foundation, Indiana 21st Century Science and Technology Fund, Office of Naval Research, Defense Acquisition University, and several Fortune 500 companies. He has served on several government task forces on important public policy matters.
His recent work, "Measured Response," simulates a bio-terrorist attack during a major spectator event and the response at the local, state, and federal levels. Measured Response is one of the first applications of distributed tera-scale computing that runs on two super-computers, one at Purdue and the other at Indiana University, linked by an i-Light gigabit network. Professor Chaturvedi has been invited to brief the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Office of the White House, director of Center for Disease Control, Secretary of the Navy’s Strategic Studies Group, Assistant Secretary of the Army, and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Accession Command.