N Viswanadham is INAE Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has held several
prestigious positions before such as the Executive Director for The Centre
for Global Logistics and Manufacturing Strategies (GLAMS) at the
Indian School of Business (ISB), also in-charge for the
ISB-IBM collaboratory on Service Sciences; Deputy
Executive Director of The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific and
also Professor in Department of Mechanical and Production
Engineering at the National University of Singapore during
1998-2005; GE Research Fellow during 1989-90 and Tata Chemicals
Chair Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
He is also the recipient of the 1996 IISc Alumni award for
excellence in research. Professor Viswanadham won the IBM
faculty award in 2006. He was conferred the Distinguished Alumni
Award for the year 2009 by the Council of the Indian Institute
He is a member of Board of Governors of NIT Warangal.
N. Viswanadham is a Fellow of the IEEE. He is also a Fellow of
Indian National Science Academy, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering,
and Third World Academy of Sciences. He was Editor-In-Chief of
IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering during 2008-2011.
Professor Viswanadham has contributed significantly to the area
of automation, and in particular, supply chain automation. He is
the author of three textbooks, eight edited volumes, over
hundred journal articles and more than hundred conference papers
on Automation. His current research interests include Logistics
and Global Manufacturing and Service Networks. He has developed
an ecosystem framework for the analysis and design of integrated
manufacturing and service supply chain networks. He has deeply
studied and written thought leadership papers on emerging market
supply chains and rural supply chains.