Sumit Kunnumkal is an Associate Professor in the Operations Management area at the ISB. He teaches the core MBA course on Decision Models and Optimization and an elective on Service Operations. His research interests lie in the areas of revenue management, inventory theory, approximate dynamic programming and stochastic approximation. His research combines techniques from dynamic programming, stochastic optimisation and simulation to develop algorithms for decision making in revenue management and supply chain systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University. He received his Master’s degree in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


  • Ph D (Operations Research), Cornell University 2007
  • MS (Transportation), Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2002
  • B.Tech (Civil Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology 2000


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