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Alok Chaturvedi

Alok Chaturvedi

Professor of Management
Professor of Computer Science (Courtesy)
Director, Institute for Social Empowerment through Entrepreneurship and Knowledge (ISEEK)
Management Information Systems


Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Wisconsin
M.S., Management Information Systems
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, B.I.T. Ranchi (India)


Dr. Alok R. Chaturvedi is a Professor in Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management and the Department of Computer Sciences (courtesy) and the Founder, Chairman, and the CEO of Simulex Inc., a Modeling and Simulation Company located in Purdue Technology Park. He is the technical lead for US Department of Defense's Sentient World Simulation project. Dr. Chaturvedi is the founding Director of Purdue Homeland Security Institute and has also served as an Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria, Virginia – a leading think tank on national and homeland securities matters. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an accomplished scholar and thinker and has published extensively in major journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Chaturvedi has been working on multi-agent synthetic environments for over fifteen years. He has led a team of researchers to develop the Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation (SEAS). SEAS is extensively being used by the US Department of Defense for war games, experimentations, planning, analysis, operations, and shaping in multiple theaters. National Training Simulations Association (NTSA) recognized SEAS as the best simulation for analysis in all of Department of Defense for the year 2005. Dr. Chaturvedi is the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Project Director for several major grants from National Science Foundation, Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, Office of Naval Research, Defense Acquisition University, and several Fortune 500 companies. He has been involved with several Government task forces on important public policy and national security matters. Professor Chaturvedi was named in Federal 100 by Federal Computer Weekly and was awarded the "Sagamore of the Wabash" by the Governor of Indiana, the highest civilian award for his service to the State.

Journal Articles

  • Chaturvedi, A. R., Dolk, D. R; Drnevich, P. L. (2011). Design Principles for Virtual Worlds. MIS Quarterly,
  • Drnevich, P., Moskowitz, H., Ersoy, O., Altinkemer, K., & Chaturvedi, A. (2011). Using Real-Time Decision Tools to Improve Distributed Decision Making Capabilities in High-Magnitude Crisis Situations. Decision Sciences,
  • Drnevich, P., T. Brush, and A. R. Chaturvedi, (2011). Examining the Implications of Process and Choice For Strategic Decision Making Effectiveness. International Journal of Decision Support System Technology,
  • McKay, S., Chaturvedi, A., Adams, D., (2010). A Process for Anticipating and Shaping Adversarial Behavior. Naval Research Logistics,
  • Gupta, Mukul, Chaturvedi, Alok, Mehta, S., (2010). Economic Analysis of Tradeoffs between Security and Disaster Recovery. Communications of the Association for Information Systems,
  • Mahulkar, V., McKay, S., Adams, D. E., and Chaturvedi A. R. (2009). System of Systems Modeling and Simulation of a Ship Environment with Wireless and Intelligent Maintenance Technologies. IEEE Transactions on System, Man & Cybernetics, Part A, vol. 39 (6), 1255-1270.
  • Drnevich, P., Chaturvedi, A., Mehta, S., and Ramanujam, R. (2009). Affiliation or Situation: What Drives Strategic Decision Making in Crisis Response. Journal of Managerial Issues, vol. 18 (3),
  • Bandyopadhyay, S., Barron, J., and Chaturvedi, A., (2008). Capacity and Entry Issues in Online Exchanges,. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 185 (2), 849-863.
  • Jaisingh, J., J. Barron, S. Mehta, and A. Chaturvedi (2008). Privacy and pricing personal information. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 187 (3), 857-870.
  • Busemeyer, J., Barkan, R., Mehta, S. & Chaturvedi, A. (2007). Context Effects and Models of Preferential Choice: Implications for Consumer Behavior. Marketing Theory, vol. 7 (1), 39-58.
  • Anderson, J., Chaturvedi, A., and Cibulskis, (2007). Simulation tools for developing policies for complex systems: Modeling the health and safety of refugee communities. Healthcare Management Science, vol. 10 (4), 331-339.
  • Chaturvedi, A., Dolk, D., Mehta, S., & Gupta, M. (2006). Computational Experimentations in Market and Supply-Chain Co-Design. Journal of Information Systems and E-Business Management, vol. 4 (1), 25-48.
  • Gupta, M., Rees, R., Chaturvedi, A., & Chi, J (2006). Matching Information Security Vulnerabilities to Organizational Security Profiles: A Genetic Algorithm Approach. Decision Support Systems, vol. 41 (3), 592-603.
  • Bandyopadhyay, S., Barron, J., & Chaturvedi, A. (2005). Competition Among Sellers in Online Exchanges. Information Systems Research, vol. 16 (1), 47-60.
  • Chaturvedi, A., Mehta, S., Dolk, D., & Ayer, R. (2005). Agent-Based Simulation for Computational Experimentation: Developing an Artificial Labor Market. European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 166 694-716.
  • Bose, I., Altinkemer, K., & Chaturvedi, A. (2003). Tradeoff Decisions in the Design of a Backbone Computer Network Using Visualization. Decision Support Systems, vol. 35 335-351.
  • Yue, W., & Chaturvedi, A. (2000). The Reward Based Online Shopping Community. EM - Electronic Markets, vol. 10 (4),
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Mehta, S. (1999). Simulations in Economics and Management: Using the SEAS Simulation Environment. Communications of the ACM,
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Nazareth, D. (1996). Adaptive Configuration Management for Manufacturing Systems Control. International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, and Management,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Garrod, S., Mookerjee, R., & Wright, G. (1996). Integrated Modeling Environment in Organizations: An Empirical Study. Information Systems Research,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Altinkemer, K., & Gulati, R. (1994). Information Systems Outsourcing: Issues and Evidence. International Journal of Information Management,
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Nazareth, D. (1994). Investigating the Effectiveness of Conditional Classification: An Application to Manufacturing Scheduling. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Choubey, A., & Roan, J. (1994). Scheduling the Allocation of Data Fragments in a Distributed Database Environment: A Machine Learning Approach. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Altinkemer, K., & Kondareddy, S. (1994). Evolution of America's Infostructure. Decision and Information Technologies, vol. 19 483-498.
  • Chaturvedi, A., Hutchinson, G., & Nazareth, D. (1993). Supporting Complex Real-Time Decision Making through Machine Learning. Decision Support Systems, vol. 9 21-Jan.
  • Chaturvedi, A. (1993). FMS Scheduling and Control: An AI Approach to Achieve Multiple Decision Goals. Expert Systems with Applications: International Journal, vol. 6 267-286.
  • Chaturvedi, A. (1993). Acquiring Implicit Knowledge in a Complex Domain. Expert Systems with Applications: International Journal, vol. 6 23-35.
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Mookerjee, V. (1993). A Blackboard Control Architecture for Model Management. European Journal of Information Systems, vol. 2 (1),
  • Chaturvedi, A., Hutchinson, G., & Nazareth, D. (1992). A Synergistic Approach to Manufacturing Systems Control Using Machine Learning and Simulation. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, vol. 3 43-57.
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Jain, H. (1989). Expert System Problem Selection: A Domain Characteristics Approach. Information and Management, vol. 17 (4),

Book Chapters

  • Yih, Y. and Chaturvedi, A., (2009). Service enterprise modeling, in Introduction to Service Engineering. Wiley Press,
  • Alok Chaturvedi, Angela Mellema, Chih-Hui Hsieh, Tejas Bhatt, Mike Cheng, Eric Dietz, Simeon Stearns (2007). Decision Support for Security: A Mixed Reality Approach to Bio-terror Preparedness and Response. Handbook on Decision Support Systems, Springer-Verlag,

Conference Paper (refereed)

  • Chaturvedi, A., Filatyev, S., Gore, J., Hanna, A., Means, J., & Mellema, A. (2005). Integrating Fire, Structure and Agent Models. International Conference on Computational Science, vol. 2 695-702.
  • Foong, C., Armstrong, B., Dilley, D., Grahn, J., Krull, K., Chaturvedi, A., Gore, J., & Filatyev, S. (2005). Towards Enabling a Distributed and Scalable Society of Simulations. Spring Simulation Multiconference,
  • Drnevich, P., Chaturvedi, A., Mehta, S., & Ramanujam, R. (2004). Affiliation or Situation? Preferences in Collaborative Interorganizational Response to Bio-Terrorism. Academy of Management, New Orleans.
  • Chaturvedi, A., Dehncke, R., & Snyder (2004). Simulating Non-Kinetic Aspects of Warfare. Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference,
  • Adams, D., Smith, M., Chaturvedi, A., Rotea, M., Hoffman, C., Craig, B., Venkatsubramanian, V., Mahmassani, H., Pines, D., Meliopoulis, S., & Busemeyer, J. (2004). Integrated Prognostic System of Systems Health Management. Proceedings of the Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) Conference, New Orleans.
  • Chaturvedi, A., Dolk, D., & Chaturvedi, R. (2004). Agent Based Computational Model of Virtual International System. Agent,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Chi, J., Mehta, S., & Dolk, D. (2004). SAMAS: Scalable Architecture for Multiscale Agent-Based Simulation. International Conference on Computational Science , 779-788.
  • Bandyopadhyay, S., Chaturvedi, A., Barron, J., Rees, J., & Mehta, S. (2003). Simulating Sellers’ Behavior in a Reverse Auction B2B Exchange. ICCS: Lecture Notes in Computer Science,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Choudhary, V., & Tomak, K. (1997). An Economic Model for Microrenting in Electronic Commerce. AIS Conference,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Gupta, S., & Lightner, N. (1997). Visualization and Navigation for Organizational Modeling. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human Computer Interaction,
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Gupta, S. (1996). Distributed Transaction Processing: Scalability and Networking Issues. Proceedings of the Association of Information Systems Conference,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Garrod, S., & Lightner, N. (1996). Comparison of 3-D Visualization and Regression. Proceedings of the Association of Information Systems Conference,
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Gulati, R. (1993). Computational Ecology of Manufacturing Systems. Proceedings of the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems,
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Gulati, R. (1993). Adaptive Configuration Management for Manufacturing System Control. Proceedings of the NSF Workshop on Intelligent Dynamic Scheduling for Manufacturing Systems,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Hutchinson, G., & Nazareth, D. (1993). CSES: An Expert System for the Design of Client/Server Computing. Proceedings of the Information Technology Management Groups Eleventh Annual Conference,
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Altinkemer, K. (1993). Neural Networks for Topological Design of Local Access Tree Networks. Proceedings of the Telecommunication Systems Conference: Modeling and Analysis,
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Gulati, R. (1992). Cooperative Control Architecture. Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Scheduling and Production Control,
  • Chaturvedi, A., Hutchinson, G., & Nazareth, D. (1991). FMS Scheduling Using Goal-Directed Conceptual Aggregation. Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications,
  • Chaturvedi, A. (1991). Knowledge-Based Systems Verification, Validation and Testing: Issues and Directions for Advancement. Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Knowledge-based Systems Verification and Validation,
  • Chaturvedi, A., & Brown, C. (1990). Expert System Problem Selection: An Innovation Management Perspective. Proceedings of the 1990 ACM-SIGBDP International Conference on Trends and Directions in Expert Systems,
  • Chaturvedi, A. (1989). GDCA Applied to FMS Scheduling. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Expert Systems and the Leading Edge in P/OM Management,

Book (edited)

  • Amass, Bhunia, Chaturvedi, Peeta, Dolk, Attalah (Editors) (2006). Advances in Homeland Security, Volume I: The Science of Homeland Security. Purdue University Press,
  • Amass, Chaturvedi, Peeta (Editors) (2006). Advances in Homeland Security, Volume II: Guiding Future Homeland Security Policy- Directions for Scientific Inquiry. Purdue University Press,

Other Publications

  • Chaturvedi, A., Choudhary, V., & Tomak, K. (1998). Economic Benefits of Software Renting. vol. 8 (4), 277-305.

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Area(s) of Expertise

Computational Models of Human Behavior, Synthetic Environments, E-business, Simulation and Wargaming, Reconfigurable Information System Architecture