Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Sushil K. Gupta

Sushil K. Gupta

PayCargo Professor

Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 208A
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-3248


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Delhi, Delhi, India
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi, India

Areas of Expertise

  • Academic Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Professional Activities

Dr. Sushil Gupta is a well-recognized researcher in his field. His research interests include production scheduling, mathematical modeling, computer applications, and educational administration. He has published in top-ranking professional journals including Management Science, IIE Transactions, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Operational Research Society, Omega, Computers and Industrial Engineering, and Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. He is a co-author of "POMS - Production and Operations Management Software," a software package published by Allyn & Bacon for an operations management course.

Dr. Gupta was awarded the "FIU Foundation Excellence in Research/Scholarship” award in 1987. He was also awarded “Distinguished Scholarly Research Award” of the College of Business Administration, FIU, in 1984-85. His other awards include Fulbright Fellowship to do research work at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.; Commonwealth Scholarship for his graduate work at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; and the V.K.R.V. Rao Gold Medal for his first place ranking in his MBA graduating class. He has organized several national and international conferences; has chaired sessions and presented papers in national and international conferences. He has refereed papers/grant proposals for Management Science, IIE Transactions, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, OMEGA, and the National Science Foundation among others.

Dr. Gupta has served FIU as vice provost, Academic Affairs, and associate dean, College of Engineering. Dr. Gupta, in his capacity as the director of Corporate and Global Programs in the College of Engineering, is currently responsible for developing, promoting, and managing the College of Engineering’s corporate and global programs which are currently being offered or negotiated with sponsors in several countries that include China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Taiwan, Turkey, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia. The programs include MS in Engineering Management, MS in Technology Management, MS in Telecommunications and Networking, and MS in Construction Management.

Dr. Gupta is one of the founding members of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), an international professional organization, and has played a key role in its initiation, development and growth. He was the vice president- Member Activities in 1994 and the president of POMS in 1996. He is the executive director of POMS since 1997. He also serves on the advisory board of the POMS journal.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Production Management
  • Business Process & Operations Analysis
  • Business Statistical Analysis
  • Managerial Decision-Making
  • Managing Global Production and Technology
  • Operations Analysis
  • Operations Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Gupta, S., Starr, M. K., Farahani, R. Z., & Ghodsi, M. M. (2020). Prevention of Terrorism – An Assessment of Prior POM Work and Future Potentials. Production and Operations Management. (Accepted)

Gupta, M., & Gupta, S. (2019). Influence of National Cultures on Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Practices – A research Agenda. Production and Operations Management, 28(11). View Article

Gupta, M., & Gupta, S. (2019). Influence of National Cultures on Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Practices – A research Agenda. Production and Operations Management, 28(11).

Gupta, S., Starr, M. K., Farahani, R. Z., & Matinrad, N. (2016). Disaster Management from a POM Perspective: Mapping a New Domain. Production and Operations Management, 25(10). View Article

Vanajakunari, M., Kumar, S., & Gupta, S. (2016). An Integrated Logistic Model for Predictable Disasters. Production and Operations Management, 25(5). View Article

Bhansali, N., & Gupta, S. (2014). The Engine of Health Information Exchange. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 15(3).

Dandapani, K., Gupta, S., & Lassar, W. M. (2012). Price Determination in Brick and Mortar and Online. International Journal of Finance.

Gupta, S. K., & Dutta, K. (2011). Modeling of financial supply chain. European Journal of Operational Research, 211(1).

Koulamas, C., Gupta, S. K., & Kyparisis, G. J. (2010). A unified analysis for the single-machine scheduling problem with controllable and non-controllable variable job processing times. European Journal of Operational Research, 205(2).

Gupta, S. K., Koulamas, C., & Kyparisis, G. J. (2009). E-business: A review of research published in production and operations management (1992-2008). Production and Operations Management, 18(6).

Gupta, S. K., Manoj, U. V., & Sriskandarajah, C. (2009). Sequencing deliveries to minimize inventory holding cost with dominant upstream supply chain partner. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, 18(2).

Manoj, U. V., Gupta, J., Gupta, S. K., & Sriskandarajah, C. (2008). Supply Chain Scheduling: Just-in-Time Environment. Annals of Operations Research, 161(1).

Gupta, S. K., & Roth, A. V. (2007). Martin K. Starr: A visionary proponent for system integration, modular production, and catastrophe avoidance. Production and Operations Management, 16(1).

Gupta, S. K., & Starr, M. K. (2006). Elwood Buffa’s Pioneering Contributions to Production and Operations Management. Production and Operations Management, 15(2).

Gupta, S. K., Verma, R., & Victorino, L. (2006). Empirical Research Published in Production and Operations Management (1992-2005): Trends and Future Research Directions. Production and Operations Management, 15(3).


Starr, M. K., & Gupta, S. (2016). Routledge Companion for Production and Operations Management. Routledge (Taylor & Francis).

Gupta, S., & Starr, M. K. (2014). Production and Operations Management Systems. Taylor and Francis/CRC Press.

Gupta, S. K., & Garg, N. (2005). Proceedings (on CD) 16th annual conference of POMs. Chicago, Illinois: POMS.

Gupta, S. K., & Garg, N. (2004). Proceedings (on CD) of second world POM conference and 15th annual POMs conference. Cancun: POMS.

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