Manish Bansal

Manish Bansal is an associate professor; Grado Early Career Faculty Fellow; Operations Research Program Area lead with the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech; and core faculty at the Sanghani Center.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India, and a master’s degree with a thesis and Ph.D. in operations research from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University.

Bansal’s research is focused on the theory of integer/stochastic/robust optimization, game theory, machine learning, and location science along with their applications in homeland defense, cybersecurity, logistics, and supply chain management. He has received multiple grants from National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and the Cyber Commonwealth Initiative.

He has served as president of INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group and Engineering Faculty Organization at Virginia Tech and is a member of INFORMS, SIAM, and the Mathematical Optimization Society.

Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Research Areas:
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