Biography
Raj VeeramaniProfessor of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison

Dr. Raj Veeramani is the Robert Ratner Chair Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also has a joint appointment as Professor of Operations and Information Management in the School of Business. Dr. Veeramani is the Director of the campus-wide UW-Business Institute and UW E-Business Consortium. This UW initiative is the leading e-business related university-industry partnership in Wisconsin that is helping industry gain a competitive advantage through e-business and e-commerce technologies and practices.

Dr. Veeramani's areas of research interest and expertise include e-business strategy, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and applications, internet-aided supply chain management, and quick response quoting and manufacturing. His work has embodied active collaboration with leading companies in a variety of industries, helping them develop e-business, supply chain and RFID strategies and implementation roadmaps.

Dr. Veeramani has received numerous awards in recognition of his work. He is a recipient of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Ralph E. Cross Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the Society of Automotive Engineers' Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. Former Governor Tommy Thompson, in his January 2000 State-of-the-State address, recognized Dr. Veeramani's leadership of the UW E-Business Consortium and the role that it is playing to foster e-business development in Wisconsin. In 2002, former Governor Scott McCallum recognized this effort as a model for building Idea Networks in his list of priority recommendations in the Build Wisconsin strategic plan. In 2003, Governor Jim Doyle, recognized the UW E-Business Institute for its continued efforts to build and maintain collaborative partnerships with industry in ways that are helping to enhance Wisconsin's economy.

Dr. Veeramani received his PhD and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992.