Vishal Ahuja

Assistant Professor
PhD, Operations Management, University of Chicago


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  • Bio

    Vishal Ahuja is an assistant professor of information technology and operations management (ITOM) at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business and assistant professor (by courtesy), computer science and engineering at SMU. In addition, he holds an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor of clinical sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Vishal is also a faculty member at the Center for Global Health Impact at SMU.  Vishal joined the Cox School in 2014 after receiving a PhD and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.  Vishal’s research focuses on developing decision analytic tools that can be implemented easily by healthcare professionals and policymakers to improve patient health, advance the quality of care, and enhance the efficiency of delivery of care.  A focus of Vishal’s research is chronic diseases, diabetes in particular, where he intends to implement analytical tools to improve patient outcomes.  He teaches MBA courses in operations management and service operations management at the Cox School. To bring relevance to his research, Vishal attempts to draw from his diverse work experience of over 7 years in the corporate sector that includes engineering and managerial roles in the chemical, manufacturing, and consumer goods industry.

  • Teaching

    ITOM 6203 Operations Management
    ITOM 6224 Managing Service Operations