Ph.D., Operations Management, Wharton School, 2000
M.A., Managerial Economics, Wharton School, 1999
M.S., Operations Research, Columbia University
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, I.I.T. Bombay
Professor Deshpande teaches operations management. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain coordination, service parts management, and contingency logistics systems.
His other topics of study include military applications and inventory models. His current research papers include “A Threshold Rationing Policy for Service Differentiated Demand Classes,” Management Science; “Incentive Compatible Pricing Mechanisms for Service Differentiated Supply Chains,” and “An Empirical Study of Service Differentiation for Weapon System Service Parts.” Professor Deshpande is a member of INFORMS and M&SOM. He is also a member of honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu. He has refereed research papers for journals including Management Science, EJOR, and IIE Transactions.
Professor Deshpande completed his Ph.D. at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2000. As a part of his Ph.D., he was involved in an extensive supply chain coordination project with the U.S. Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency. He has also worked as a financial engineer at the Bank of Nova Scotia, N.Y. He is currently working on a research project funded by NSF on “Contingency Logistics Systems” along with Professors Iyer and Thomas.