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Sanjay Jain Faculty Member


Sanjay Jain is an associate industry professor in the Department of Decision Sciences at the School of Business at the George Washington University (GWU). He primarily teaches graduate classes in the MS in Project Management, MS in Business Analytics, and MBA programs. In Fall 2021, he taught operations management for the GWSB undergraduates. He has also participated in delivering international executive programs in project management for GWU. His teaching has been appreciated by students as evidenced by his receiving the Outstanding MSPM Faculty Award for 3 successive years (AYs 2019-21). His research interests are in the development and application of decision science techniques to complex systems with current focus on smart manufacturing systems and project management. In AY2015-2016, he received Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence award for conducting project management research in India. He received a follow-up Fulbright-Nehru grant in AY2020-2021, but it has been delayed due to COVID pandemic. He has received research grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (technical arm of U.S. Department of Commerce) almost continuously during 2002-2017 that add up to over a million U.S. Dollars. Dr. Jain served as the Program Chair for 2018 Winter Simulation Conference held in December 2018 in Gothenberg, Sweden. He coordinated the technical papers process from call for papers to publication including reviews of 400+ technical papers and 100+ extended abstracts by 500+ reviewers, the conference website, and the development of the conference program and its execution at the conference, and oversaw publication and archival process of the program and conference proceedings. The role concluded with report to conference board in late June 2019. Professor Jain has been teaching at GWU since Fall 2005. Earlier he was a research faculty member at Grado Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Virginia Tech for a few years. Before moving to academia, he accumulated over a dozen years of international R&D and consulting experience working at Accenture, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, and General Motors North American Operations Technical Center. He also served remotely as the Vice President of Research for the International School of Project Management in New Delhi for 2009-2013. Dr. Jain has nearly 100 publications including technical reports, and papers in technical journals and refereed conference proceedings. His recent work has been published in the European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, and International Journal of Production Economics. He has presented his work at premier conferences in their respective disciplines including the Project Management Institute’s Research Conference and the Winter Simulation Conference. Dr. Jain serves as a member of the editorial board of Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing journal. He served in the same capacity for International Journal of Industrial Engineering (1999-2017). He served as an associate editor of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling for ten years (2004-2014). He also served as a co-editor of the Proceedings of 2010 Winter Simulation Conference and as the lead editor of the Proceedings of 2011 Winter Simulation Conference.

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