The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) has recognized the research and teaching of S. Raghu Raghavan, professor of management science and operations management at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
S. Raghu Raghavan
Dr. Raghavan is passionate about using quantitative methods (in particular optimization models) for better decision making. His research interests and activities cover a broad domain including--- auction design, data mining, economics, information systems, computational marketing, networks, optimization, and telecommunications. He has published on a wide variety of topics (including telecommunications, electronic markets, and data mining) and numerous academic outlets such as Management Science, Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, and the INFORMS Journal on Computing. He holds two patents, and has won numerous awards for his work.
Satellite services generate close to $96 billion each year for the telecommunications industry, driven by satellite communications providers that operate large fleets of satellites providing a multitude of services to government agencies and large customers like cable television companies and television networks located all around the globe. Satellites are able to reach even the most remote locations, allowing communication without the need for significant infrastructure investment on the ground. They relay information from location to location for their customers via satellites in geosynchronous orbit at different longitudes. However, the satellites themselves cost hundreds of millions of dollars and have a relatively short lifespan, so companies are under constant pressure to generate as much revenue as possible by using them to the utmost capacity.
Research by Robert Day, S. Raghavan
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, S. “Raghu” Raghavan, professor of management science, discusses how nonprofits can be systematic when allocating budgets.