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Dr. Ajinkya N. Tanksale
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT(BHU)
ajinkya.mec@iitbhu.ac.in
+91 9434198067
+91 8881764775
Area of Interest: 
Operations Research, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management

  • PhD: Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2017)
  • Master of Engineering: Industrial Engineering, VIT Pune, University of Pune (2012)
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, KBP College of Engineering Satara, Shivaji University Kolhapur (2009)
  • July 2018 - Present: Assistant Professor, IIT(BHU) Varanasi 
  • January 2018 - July 2018 - Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Management, Sabanci University Istanbul, Turkey 
  • July 2017 - January 2018 - Adjunct Faculty, College of Engineering Pune. 
  • Facility Location Problems
  • Vehicle Routing 
  • Healthcare Systems 
  • Dynamic lot sizing 
  • Heuristics and Metaheuristics

Courses taught at IIT(BHU) Varanasi 

  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making (MIM 578) - Odd and Even Semesters of AY 2018-19
  • Supply Chain Management (ME 573) - ODD semester of AY 2018-19
  • Design of production Systems (ME 585) - EVEN semester of AY 2018-19
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2019). A foodgrain supply chain network design problem under uncertainty: robust model and benders decomposition algorithm with heuristic solution technique", Journal of the Operational Research Society. (Publication online on 20 January 2019).
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. A Hybrid Fix-and-Optimize Heuristic for Integrated Inventory-Transportation Problem in a Multi-region Multi-facility Supply Chain", RAIRO - Operations Research. [Forthcoming.]
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2017). Solving Multi-region Multi-facility Inventory Allocation and Transportation Problem: A Case of Indian
    Public Distribution System", Computers Industrial Engineering, vol. 110, pg. 175-190.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2016). An effective heuristic for multi- period multi-foodgrain inventory transportation problem in India", INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, Vol. 54, Issue 4, pg. 355-379.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2015). Implementing National Food Security Act in India: issues and challenges", British Food Journal, vol.
    117, Issue 4, pg. 1315-1335.
  • NK Sakhala, Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. (2017). Path anticipation and prioritized conflict free train re-scheduling on a linear network". Inter-
    national Journal of Operational Research
    . Accepted for publication.
  • S. A. Kale, Y. R. Gunjal, S. P. Jadhav, A. N. Tanksale. CFD Analysis for Optimization of Diuser for A Micro Wind Turbine", IEEE
    International Conference on Energy Ecient Technologies for Sustainability,10 th and 12th of April 2013, Nagercoil, India.
  • G.P. Bharambe, R.A. Phalke, A. N. Tanksale, M.S. Shaikh, S.A. Kale, LPG Price Hike in India: Awaking Renewable Energy", IEEE Inter-
    national Conference on Energy Ecient Technologies for Sustainability,10 th and 12th of April 2013, Nagercoil, India.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha.\Developing a mathematical model to optimize foodgrains storage and transport for public distribution system
    in India", NITIE - POMS Annual meetings, 18-21December, 2014, NITIE, Mumbai, India.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. \Modeling the inter-state foodgrain inventory transportation problem in Indian PDS", XIX Annual Confer-
    ence of SOM, 11-13 December 2015, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha.\A MIP Model for Multi-Period Multi-Item Capacitated Inventory Transportation Problem of Foodgrains for In-
    dian PDS", CIE 45th annual conference, 28-30 October 2015, Metz, France.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, J K Jha. \A Fix Optimize Heuristic for Capacitated Foodgrain Inventory Multi-modal Transportation Problem in In-
    dian Public Distribution System", INFORMS annual meeting 2016, 13-16 November 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, F. Tevhide Altekin, Abdullah Dasci, Hazal Ercan, Guvenc Sahin. \A strategic model for location and route planning for a
    service parts distribution system" EURO 2018 conference, 8-11 July 2018, Valencia, Spain.
  • Ajinkya Tanksale, Rajveer Singh, Cherian Samuel. A Model for Tactical and Operational Planning in an Omni-Channel Retail Supply Chain",
    XXII Annual Conference of SOM, 18-20 December 2019 at IIM Kozhikode, India. 
  • Ankit Chouksey, A. K. Agrawal, A. N. Tanksale. A Hierarchal Facility Location-Allocation Model for the Maternal Healthcare in India. XXII Annual Conference of SOM, 18-20 December 2019 at IIM Kozhikode, India.
  • Rohit Mishra and Ajinkya Tanksale. Simulation Model for Dynamic Rebalancing in Bike Sharing System with Incentives. XXII Annual Conference of SOM, 18-20 December 2019 at IIM Kozhikode, India.
  • Member, Project Screening Committee, Malaviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, IIT(BHU) Varanasi 
  • Member, Departmental R&D committee
  • Member, Departmental Library committee
  • Served as Jury, Hult Prize, BHU 
  • Served as Jury during COMET 2019