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Manish Bansal

Associate Professor

Manish Bansal

Manish Bansal
227 Durham Hall
(MC 0118)
1145 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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Research Areas

Main Area:  Operations Research, Data-Driven Optimization, Decision Making under Uncertainty

  • Methodology: Stochastic and Distributionally Robust Integer Programming, Combinatorial Optimization, and Location Science.
  • Applications: Homeland Defense, Logistics, Camera View-Frame Placement (Telerobotics), and Network Designing.
  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • M.S. (Thesis), Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • B.Tech., Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, India
  • Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, August 2022 - Present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, August 2016 - July 2022
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, Northwestern University, October 2014 - August 2016
  • Research Assistant,  Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, January 2011 - July 2014
  • ISE 2404: Deterministic Operations Research I
  • ISE 5405: Optimization I
  • ISE 5406: Optimization II
  • ISE 5984: Large-Scale Stochastic Optimization

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  • Modeling and Solution of Planar Facility Location Problems with Uncertainty. Sponsor: National Science Foundation. Role: PI. Share: 100%. Aug 2018 - August 2023.
  • Novel Algorithms for Multi-Agent Autonomous Telerobotic Surveillance and Reconnaissance System. Sponsor: The United States Army's Ground Vehicle Systems Center and Automotive Research Center at University of Michigan; Role: PI; Share: 100%, Jan 2020 - July 2023.
  • Novel Modeling and Analytical Approaches for Two-stage Assembly and Related Lot Streaming Problems. Sponsor: National Science Foundation. Role: Co-PI. Share: 50%. July 2021 - June 2024.
  • Managing Data for Autonomous Vehicles. Sponsor: Cyber Commonwealth Initiative, Southwest Virginia; Role: PI; Share: 100%, July 2022 - June 2023
  • Novel Algorithms for Stochastic Mixed Integer Programs with Application in Aircraft Designing under Uncertainty, ICTAS Junior Faculty Award, VT. Role: PI. Share: 67%. 2019-2021.
  • Novel Data-Driven Algorithms for Autonomous Vehicle Path Planning Problems with Uncertain Data Parameters, Ground Vehicle Systems and Automotive Research Center, Michigan. Role: Co-PI. Share: 40%, 2019.
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) - Member since 2010 
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) - Member since 2016
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) - Member since 2018
  • Mathematical Optimization Society - Member since 2018
  • 2022 INFORMS Computing Society (ICS) Student Paper Competition Committee Member
  • Vice President (2022-2023), Secretary (2021-2022), Engineering Faculty Organization (EFO), Virginia Tech
  • President (2021-2022), Vice President/President-Elect (2020-2021), Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) of INFORMS
  • Vice-President/President-Elect, Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) of INFORMS, 2020-21
  • ICTAS Junior Faculty Award (JFA) for FY 2019-2020 at VT
  • Assistant Professor Mentoring Grant Award, the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost at VT
  • Recognized via Thank-a-Teacher from Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at VT, 2016
  • New Faculty Mentoring Award, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • Postdoctoral Professional Development Award, Northwestern University, 2016
  • Invited Speaker,  2015 Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) Workshop, Booth School of Business - The University of Chicago, IL (only 25 speakers were invited)
  • Best Poster Award, Mixed Integer Programming Workshop, 2013
  • Second Place, INFORMS Interactive Session Poster Competition, INFORMS Annual Meeting, 2013
  • Honorable Mention, INFORMS Student Presentation Competition, Texas A&M University, 2013
  • Second Prize, Oral Presentation Competition, Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, 2012
  • Merit Scholarship, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2008-09 and 2009-10