Chaithanya Bandi.

I am an Associate Professor of Operations, at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Prior to this, I spent five years at MIT in the Operations Research Center(ORC) after graduating with Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT Madras.

I am broadly interested in the problems of decision making under uncertainty, incomplete information and risk with applications to operations management. In particular, I have focussed on developing Robust Optimization based models to formulate key problems in applications such as queueing control, risk optimization, mechanism design, and online algorithms; with applications ranging from e-commerce, healthcare, crowdsourcing, data-centers, and cloud-computing.

Publications and Working Papers

Link to Google Scholar


Professional Experience

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Associate Professor of Operations, July 2017 - Present
  • Assistant Professor of Operations, July 2014 - June 2017
  • Donald P. Jacobs Scholar, July 2013 - June 2014

Visiting Researcher

  • Yahoo Research, 2016
  • Google Research, 2016-present
  • Flipkart, 2016-present


  • Bell Labs. Bengaluru, 2008 Summer.
  • Lehman Brothers. Tokyo, 2007 Summer.
  • Yahoo. Bengaluru, 2009 Summer.
  • Investment Technology Group (ITG). Boston, 2011 Summer.

Contact me!

You can find me via email: c-bandi AT

Office: Kellogg Global Hub 4169, 2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL-60201.