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Padma Ramanujam Dr. Padma Ramanujam


Padma Ramanujam is the Senior Manager, Analytics Testing, Revenue Management and Pricing Optimization Division at SAS, a leading software developer for decision-making, in Cary, North Carolina. Previously, she was an Analytics Quality Manager for Revenue Management and Pricing Optimization at SAS.

Her present focus is on the hospitality industry, such as hotels, cruise lines, etc. Her team provides continuous support to hotel chains such as Hilton, Choice, and Extended Stay America.

She was previously a Technical Architect at i2 Technologies Inc., a leading provider of supply chain management solutions, at corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

She received her BSc and MSc in Mathematics from the University of Madras, India. She was an Associate Professor at JBAS College for Women, University of Madras, India from 1989 to 1990. She received her Masters in Operations Research from Clemson University, South Carolina in 1993 and her PhD in Management Science from the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1999.

The first ever UMass “Social Science Research beyond the Academy” event took place on April 24, 2015, held by the Institute for Social Science Research in partnership with the Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Isenberg School of Management. This event was supported by a grant from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School, made possible by President’s Enhancement Fund to improve the preparation of graduate students and postdocs for private sector careers.

In 1999, her dissertation won the Best Dissertation award from the Transportation Science Section of INFORMS.

At i2, she conceptualized, designed, and managed the evolution of an analytics solution for a Supply Chain Management (SCM) suite of products over a period of 2 years.  She then spent her energies in developing and implementing a replenishment planning and fulfillment solution for the retail industry.  

Her research interests are in Software Development and in Environmental Logistics and Business Applications of Supply Chain Management.

Selected Publications:

Environmental Networks: A Framework for Economic Decision Making and Policy Analysis
(New Horizons in Environmental Economics) 
Kanwalroop Kathy Dhanda, Anna Nagurney, and Padma Ramanujam 
(April 1999)
Edward Elgar Publisher ISBN: 1840640413 

Favorite Links:


Logistics World – The Worldwide Directory of Transportation and Logistics

London Congestion Charging Homepage

Project Management Institute (PMI)

i2 Technologies


Last Update: August 30, 2023