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Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) Seminar Series: "Research on Indian Agriculture"- Nagesh Gavirneni

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12:00am to 1:00pm

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This talk will illustrate research, mathematical modeling techniques and solution methodologies for three different – production, market, and global trade level- projects related to agriculture in India. At the production level, Professor Gavirneni developed contract mechanisms for efficient distribution of water between head-reach and tail-end Farms. At the market level, he will discuss his analysis on onion pricing after introducing a dehydrated substitute into the market. At the global trade level, he will discuss the benefits of negotiating government-to-government (G2G) Contracts for India’s Pulses Importing. Using these three studies, Professor Gavirneni will demonstrate how management science methodologies such as contract theory, vertically differentiated product assortment, and Nash bargaining can be used to formulate, analyze, and solve problems in agriculture with the hope of identifying collaboration opportunities with the broader Digital Agriculture community.

Nagesh Gavirneni is a professor of operations management in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. His research interests are in the areas of supply chain management, inventory control, production scheduling, simulation and optimization. He is now using these models and methodologies to solve problems in healthcare, agriculture and humanitarian logistics in developing countries. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, the chief algorithm design engineer of SmartOps, a Software Architect at Maxager Technology, Inc. and a research scientist with Schlumberger. He has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Madras, a Master’s degree from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. 

The Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA), a faculty led initiative focused on creating a strong voice in the emerging area of Digital Agriculture (DA), invites Professor Gavirneni to present his research for CIDA’s monthly seminar series.

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