Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Ph.D. and Master's in industrial engineering and operations research from the Arizona State University, Tempe and the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, respectively.
Supply chain management, and enterprise integration issues in large complex systems. Specifically, his research focus is on studying systems in various application domains with the aim of developing cooperative models to represent coordination and integration in an enterprise. Currently, his primary focus is in the area of Health Enterprise Informatics, wherein he is investigating topics on optimizing patient-centered health care delivery for elderly people. Some of his recent research projects focus on healthcare delivery, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and global logistics topics. He has secured and led several major funded projects with sponsors from healthcare, textile, and defense industries. He has published several books, papers in leading archival research journals, book chapters and conference proceedings in the areas of health care management, supply chain management, enterprise modeling, information systems support, inventory management, and group technology. He has also Guest Edited several journal issues on many of the above topics. He is the Area Editor of OMEGA, a leading journal in Management Science and Operations Management areas and serves on the Editorial Board of several academic journals with editorial responsibilities for supply chain management, enterprise engineering, and health systems management track papers. He is actively involved in several academic and professional societies in various capacities. At University of Michigan-Dearborn, he has been involved in developing graduate programs in information systems & technology, supply chain management, and business analytics in the College of Engineering & Computer Science, and the College of Business. He has taught courses in information systems engineering, industrial engineering & operations research, management science, decision sciences, and supply chain management.
Chandra C., Liu, Z., He, J., and Ruohonen, T., “Some Promising Areas for IS Research in the Hospital Industry: Implications from a Case Study of Operating Room Scheduling,” Health and Technology Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 65-72, 2013.
Chandra C., Liu, Z., He, J., and Ruohonen, T., “A Binary Branch and Bound Algorithm to Minimize the Maximum Scheduling Cost,” Omega – The International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 42, pp. 9-15, 2012.
Grabis, J., Chandra, C., and Kampars, J., “Use of Distributed Spatial Data in Facility Location,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 63, Iss. 4, pp. 855-863, 2012.
Klein, B. D., Izberk-Bilgin, E., Chandra, C., and Lee, H-W., “A Holistic Approach to Scholarship of Sustainable Business,” Research in Higher Education Journal, Vol. 4, May 2012.
Izberk-Bilgin, E., Klein, B. D., Chandra, C., Lee, H-W., Susko, D., Lee, M., and Zikanov, O., “A Multidisciplinary Team-teaching Approach to Sustainable Business Education,” Journal of Case Studies in Education, Vol. 3, July 2012.