R Ramanathan Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat
R Ramanathan is Assistant Professor, Operations Management and Business Statistics, at the College of Commerce and Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. Courses he has taught include basic and advanced topics in optimization theory, data envelopment analysis, management science, business statistics, simulation, energy and environmental economics, and energy and transport economics.
His research interests include operations management and economic and policy analysis of issues in education and the infrastructure sectors of energy and transport. This has involved the use of modelling techniques such as optimization, decision analysis, data envelopment analysis, and the analytic hierarchy process.
His works include a chapter on urban transport in India Development Report, 1999, published by Oxford University Press and a chapter on multi-criteria analysis of energy in the Encyclopedia of Energy to be published by Academic Press (Elsevier Science). He has authored a book on Indian transport and jointly authored a book on India-specific issues of climate change. Both books are likely to be published in 2003. His research papers have been published in leading journals in the field of operations research, energy, transport, environmental management, planning and accountancy.
The author has participated in international conferences on operational research, multi-criteria decision analysis, decision support systems, and environment and ecology, such as the triennial conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS), (Vancouver, Canada, 1996) and the European Operational Research Conference (Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2001).