Professor of Management
Allison & Nancy Schleicher Chair of Management
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois
M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
Mohit Tawarmalani is a Professor at the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University and the Academic Director for the Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning. He received his Ph.D. and Masters from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to that, he received his Bachelors from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Mohit has worked in the MIS area of Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (1993-1994) and as a software engineer in geometric modeling at ComputerVision (1995). He teaches courses in business analytics and optimization.
Mohit Tawarmalani's research interests are at the interface of computer science, optimization, and operations research with applications in business and engineering. Mohit has co-authored a book on global optimization algorithms and has co-authored BARON, a software package widely used for global optimization. Mohit has interest in applications of optimization in harnessing solar energy, building better distillation trains, network systems design, and in understanding economics of business decisions. For his research, Mohit has been awarded the INFORMS Computing Society Prize in 2004, the Best Paper Award from the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems in 2005, and the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize from the Mathematical Programming Society in 2006. He is also the 2003 Jay N. Ross Young Faculty Scholar and the 2006 Krannert Faculty Fellow.
Mohit's teaching interests are in Business Analytics and Optimization. For his teaching, he received the Salgo-Noren Foundation award for Excellence in Teaching in 2022.
Mohit serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Global Optimization and Mathematical Programming Computation. He currently resides in West Lafayette with his wife and their daughter.