University of Southern California

Sampath Rajagopalan
Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, MS, Carnegie Mellon University; MBA, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad; BTech, Indian Institute of Technology - Madras


Raj Rajagopalan's research covers capacity and technology acquisition, supply chain management, and product variety and its impact on operations performance. He has published in journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, and Operations Research. He served as a Department Editor at IIE Transactions, Senior Editor at Production and Operations Management, and as an Associate Editor at Management Science and Operations Research. Professor Rajagopalan has consulted for Johnson and Johnson, Fidelity Investments, and Hewlett Packard. He has taught courses in operations and supply chain management in the MBA and Executive MBA programs.


Capacity Planning: Issues and Models 2009
Coordination Issues in vendor managed inventory systems 2008
Process Improvement Investments and Learning: A Real Options Approach 2008
Allocation and Routing of Mobile Computer Tomography Equipment 1994
Capacity Expansion with Alternate Technology Choices 1994
A Production Planning and Scheduling System at an Environmental Laboratory 1993
Flexible versus Dedicated Technology: A Capacity Expansion Model 1993
Scheduling of Diagnostic Imaging Equipment among Hospitals 1993
A Note on an Efficient Zero-One Formulation of the Multi-level Lot-Sizing Problem 1992
Adoption timing of Improved Technology under Uncertainty 1990
SCHED-STAR: Patriarch's Planning Module 1988
Formulation and heuristic solutions for parts grouping and tool loading in flexible manufacturing systems 1986
Part dispatch in multistage card lines 1986
Fixed and Time-based Pricing: Experimental Evidence