Subir Rao

Assistant Professor

Operations, Supply Chain Management & Quantitative Methods
Deputy Programme Chairperson – Post Graduate Executive Management Programme

Subir Rao holds a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, with his doctoral research focused on Management Science and Operations Research. He holds a master’s degree from the University of New South Wales, with a major in Applied Mathematics (Research in Biomathematics). He teaches Quantitative Methods, Operations Research, and Multivariate Statistics. He started his career as an entrepreneur in the analytics and learning domain but soon followed his passion for Education.

In his academic career spanning 18 years, he has taught at institutions offering education in Engineering, Technology, Analytics, and Management. He holds a passionate research interest in Probability Models in Supply Chain, Warehouse Design and Operations, and Simulation Modelling in Supply Chain, with his intellectual contributions published in leading international journals like Transportation Research (E), International Journal of Production Research, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions in Modelling to name a few.

He has also presented his research contributions at reputed international conferences within and outside of India.

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Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay   

Doctor of Philosophy, 2013
Focus: Management Science and Operations Research

University of New South Wales   

Master’s in Science and Technology in Mathematics, 2004
Major: Non-Linear Dynamics and Computational Mathematics

K.J. SOMAIYA College of Engineering, Mumbai University   

Bachelor’s in Engineering, 2001
Major: Mechanical Engineering


    Probability Models in traditional and modern internet fulfillment warehouses

    Mathematical Models in Warehouse Design and Operations

    Simulation Modelling in Supply Chain.


    S Rao, S Roy, 2022. A Robust Design Integration in Non-Traditional Unit Load Warehouses. IFAC-PapersOnLine 55 (10), 1351-1356.

    NS Pawar, SS Rao, GK Adil, 2022. A New Measure for Scattering of Stocks in E-commerce Warehouses. IFAC-PapersOnLine 55 (10), 1357-1362.

    Rao, S., Adil, G. K., Venkitasubramony, R. (2020). On the expectation of the largest gap in a warehouse. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 143, 102103.

    Rao, S., Adil, G. K. (2017). Analytical models for a new turnover-based hybrid storage policy in unit-load warehouses. International Journal of Production Research, 55(2), 327-346.

    Rao, S., Adil, G. K. (2014). Class-Based Storage Assignment in a Unit-Load Warehouse Employing AS/RS with Inventory Space Allocation Considering Product Specific Setup to Holding Cost Ratio. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research, 31(05), 1450034.

    Rao, S., Adil, G. (2013). Class-based storage with exact S-shaped traversal routing in low-level picker-to-part systems. International Journal of Production Research, 51(16).

    Rao, S., Adil, G. K. (2013). Optimal class boundaries, number of aisles, and pick list size for low-level order picking systems. IIE Transactions, 45(12), 1309-1321.

    Rao, S., Adil, G.K. (2011), A Mathematical Model for Optimal Partitions of Warehouse Storage Space based on Turnover Density, IEEE Asia Modelling Symposium, 133-137.


    Rao Subir, Some preliminary ideas for storage and scattering in warehouses,  Facilities Planning and Material Handling track, MIM 2022, 10th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing Modelling Management and Control, June 2022, Nantes, France.

    Rao, S., Rao, P., 17th International Conference of the Society of Operations Management of India, “Routing and zoning strategies for unit-load warehouses with multiple pickups and deposit points and non-traditional aisles,” Society of Operations Management, IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu. (December 2014).

    Rao, S., Soundalgekar, S., Tamhane, Adil GK, 16th International Conference of the Society of Operations Management of India, “Implementation of Class- based Storage using Flying-V cross-aisle with single command cycles in unit load warehouses,” Society of Operations Management, IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu. (December 2013).

    Rao, S., Adil, G. K., Fifth Mathematical Modelling Symposium, Poster: A unique storage policy for unit load warehouses, IEEE Symposium in Manilla, and Kuala Lumpur, (2010).


    Supply chain considerations in last mile fulfillment (working paper)

    Mathematical models for internet fulfillment warehouses (under review)

    Novel picking and routing methods (under review)

    Resilient storage designs (under review)


    Quantitative Methods (MBA course)

    Operations Research (MBA course)

    Multivariate Statistics (MBA course)

    Applied Mathematics for Management Research (Ph.D. course)


    Best Researcher Award from IIT Bombay, 2014 (recd. for significant research contributions)


    Academic Faculty

    Assistant Professor and Deputy Programme Chairperson PGEMP, SPJIMR, Mumbai. (November 14, 2020 – Present).

    Faculty & Partner, Gauss Analytics and Learning (Mumbai). (January 2014 – November 2020).

    Research Scholar, IIT Bombay, (June 2009 – December 2013).

    Faculty for Corporate Programs, Welingkar SMR, (June 2007-June 2009)

    Lecturer, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology. (June 2006 – June 2007).

    Lecturer, Sardar Patel College of Engineering. (June 2005 – June 2006).

    Angelsoft Technologies. (June 2001 – June 2002)

    Analyst and Programmer


    Conducted MDPs in Operations Research for Mahindra and Mahindra, Bayer, Times of India, Kirloskar Oil Engines, and many other companies


    Reviewer for international journals of repute like an international journal of production research, Omega, Computers and Operations Research.


    Quantitative Methods

    Operations Research

    Multivariate Statistics

    Models and Algorithms for Warehouse Systems

    Mathematics of Linear Programming

    Multivariate Calculus and Linear Algebra

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