Bidanda is currently the Ernest E. Roth Professor and Chairman of the
Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on Manufacturing
Systems, Reverse Engineering and Project Management. He has published nine books and over 100
papers in international journals and conference proceedings. Recent (edited) books include books published
by Springer Inc., on Virtual Prototyping & Bio-manufacturing in Medical
applications, and on Bio-materials and Prototyping Applications. He has also
given invited and keynote talks in Asia, South America, Africa and Europe. He also helped initiate and institutionalize
the Engineering Program on the Semester at Sea voyage in 2004.
has previously served as the President of the Council of Industrial Engineering
Academic Department Heads (CIEADH) and on the Board of Trustees of the
Institute of Industrial Engineers. He has
also served on International Advisory Boards of universities in India and South
Bidanda is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and currently
serves as a Commissioner with the Engineering Accreditation Commission of
ABET. In 2004, he was appointed a
Fulbright Senior Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship
Board and the U.S. Department of State.
He received the 2012 John Imhoff Award for Global Excellence in
Industrial Engineering given by the American Society for Engineering Education. He also received the International Federation
of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) 2012 Award for Global Excellence in
Engineering Education in Buenos Aires and also the 2013 Albert Holzman Award
Distinguished Educator Award given by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. In
recognition of his service to the engineering discipline, medical community and
the University of Pittsburgh, he was honored with the 2014 Chancellors
Distinguished Public Service Award.
Ph.D. in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1987
M.S. in Science & Technology, Western Carolina University, 1983
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (ex KREC - Surathkal, University of Mysore), 1976
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
New Product Development
Wu, S., Balaban, C., Sochats, K., Kelley, M.H., Bidanda, B., and Shuman, L.J., 2012, "Dynamic discrete decision simulation system," US Patent 8,204,836.