• Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Natarajan Gautam

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Operations Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
  • M.S., Operations Research, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India, 1993

Research Interests

    • Telecommunication network design and traffic engineering for providing quality of service
    • Computer-communication network controls including web servers and mobile ad-hoc networks
    • Transportation systems modeling for traffic operations and performance analysis
    • Information technology including survivability of multi-agent systems and peer-to-peer networks

Awards & Honors

  • Research highlight in Industrial Engineer, February 2011, “Reducing Carbon Footprint in Process Industries”.
  • Research highlight in Industrial Engineer, November 2010, “How to deliver video contents efficiently”.
  • Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award (education category), by IIE, May 2006.
  • Best Paper Award in the Computers and Information Systems Category at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference, Atlanta, May 2005.
  • Best Paper Award in the Computers and Information Systems Category at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference, Houston, May 2004.
  • Best Invited Paper Award in the Operations Research Division of IIE at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference, Houston, May 2004.
  • Best Paper Award Certificate at the European Applied Business Research Conference, Venice, Italy, June 2003.
  • Texas A&M College of Engineering: Tenneco Meritorious Teaching Award, April 2012.
  • Texas A&M IIE Advisor Appreciation Award, April 2012.
  • PSU-IIE Outstanding Faculty Award, April 2005.
  • PSU-IIE Outstanding Faculty Award, April 2003.
  • Penn State Engineering Society: Outstanding Teaching Award, March 2003.
  • Outstanding Faculty in Engineering, Yearbook-1999: La Vie, July 1999.

Selected Publications

  • Gautam, N. and Ntaimo, L. "Achieving Energy-Efficiency in Data-Center Industry: A Proactive-Reactive Resource Management Framework", Proc. Of NSF CMMI Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, 2011.
  • Gallego, J., Ko, Y.M., Polansky, R., Perez, E., Ntaimo, L. and Gautam, N. "Integrating Virtualization, Voltage Scaling and Powering On/Off Servers in Data Centers for Energy Efficiency", IIE Transactions (to appear), 2013.
  • Polansky, R., Sethuraman, S. and Gautam, N. "Analysis of a Stochastic Fluid-flow Model with State-dependent Output Capacities", under revision, 2013.
  • Rincon-Mateus, C., Mohapatra, A. and Gautam, N., "Efficient Control of an M/M_t/k_t Queue with Application to Energy Management in Data Centers", under revision, 2013.
  • Chen, Y. and Gautam, N., "Server Frequency Control Using Markov Decision Processes", IEEE INFOCOM, 2009.
  • Qin, W.B., Wang, Q., Chen, Y. and Gautam, N., "A First-Principles Based LPV Modeling and Design for Performance Management of Internet Web Servers", Proceedings of American Control Conference, 2006.
  • Chen, Y., Das, A., Qin, W.B., Sivasubramaniam, A., Wang, Q. and Gautam, N., "Managing Server Energy and Operational Costs in Hosting Centers," ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 303-314, 2005.
  • Eren, E.C. and Gautam, N., "Efficient Control for a Multi-Product Quasi-Batch Process via Stochastic Dynamic Programming", IIE Transactions, Vol. 43, 192-206, 2011.
  • Eren, E.C. and Gautam, N., "Reducing Carbon Footprint in Process Industries", Research highlight in Industrial Engineer, February 2011.
  • Ramakrishnan, S., Gautam, N., and Wysk, R.A., "Tunnel Freezing Process with Adaptive Control: A Stochastic Modeling Approach," Proceeding of the Industrial Engineering Research Conference, 2002.