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Alok Baveja, PhD

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Professor, Rutgers Business School


Dr. Alok Baveja is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Rutgers Business School. His expertise is in the use of innovative modeling and technologies for managing operations in the public and private sectors. Dr. Baveja’s research has appeared in journals such as Mathematics of Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on SMC, Networks, European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Transportation Research Record and California Management Review, including a bestseller reprint in the Harvard Business School’s case series. Notable citations of his work include those by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, The Supreme Court of the United States, The Wharton Leadership Forum, Wikipedia, Christian Science Monitor, CBS News and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dr. Baveja has been associate editor for IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, and is currently an associate editor for Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. His research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Transportation, The British Council, Centers for Disease Control/New Jersey Department of Health. His biography has appeared in “Who’s Who in America”.

Dr. Baveja served as an advisor to a Rutgers Supply Chain Management team – Roshni Rides – that won the prestigious $1 Million Hult Prize in September 2017. In winning this “Nobel Prize for Students”, the team outcompeted 50,000 participants from over 100 countries by developing and piloting an innovative, affordable, accessible and reliable rickshaw-sharing transportation solution for refugees worldwide.

Dr. Baveja is the recipient of the Warren I. Susman Teaching Excellence Award, Rutgers’ highest teaching honor, and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Teaching. Dr. Baveja is the recipient of the campus-wide Provost’s Teaching Excellence Award, and five-time recipient of the School of Business Teaching Award at Rutgers-Camden. Dr. Baveja is co-founder of a not-for-profit organization that provides technical, planning and financial assistance for rural/women empowerment programs in developing countries. He serves on the Governance Board Committee of Virtua Health System.

Dr. Baveja has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering/Operations Research from SUNY-Buffalo and a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.