Dr. Badri Toppur
Associate Professor & Head of the Centre of Excellence
Dr. Badri Toppur came back to India after his PhD from
University of Massachusetts in 2002 to take up teaching and research assignments, and
has been teaching at some leading business schools in the country before joining RSB as
an Associate Professor and Head of the Centre of Excellence - Business Analytics. His
areas of interest are Quantitative Techniques, Decision Analysis, Operations Research,
Business Analytics and Computer Simulation. He has jointly conducted Executive
Development Programs for leading companies like HP and Oracle.
Dr. Toppur’s bachelor degree was in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and
his M.S. was in Computational Mathematics and Operations Research, from Clemson
University, South Carolina, USA. In the year 2002 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Industrial
Engineering and Operational Research, on the area of heuristics for network design. He
has also done his MBA in Global Energy from Bauer College, University of Houston, USA.
PAPERS IN JOURNALS
Smith, J. MacGregor, and Badri Toppur, (1996), Euclidean Steiner Minimal Trees,
Minimum Energy Configurations, and the embedding problem of Weighted Graphs in
Euclidean Space. Discrete Applied Mathematics Vol 71(1-3), 187-215. (SCOPUS
- Toppur, Badri and J. MacGregor Smith, (2004), Properties of R-Sausages. Discrete
and Computational Geometry, Springer Verlag, Vol 31(4), 587-611.
- Toppur, Badri and J. MacGregor Smith, (2005), A Sausage Heuristic for Steiner
Minimal Trees in Three-Dimensional Euclidean Space. Journal of Mathematical
Modelling and Algorithms, Springer Science+Business Media, BV, Vol 4(2), 199-217.
- Ramakrishnan, Rajesh and Badri Toppur, (2007), Regression Analysis of Capacity
Utilization for Estimating Competitor’s Payoff Matrix in Two-Player, Non-Zero Sum
Games. ICFAI Journal of International Business, Vol. II, No. 2, 30-37.
- Toppur, Badri, (2009), A Brief History of Data Analysis, Mathematica, Mathematics
Society Journal of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
- Kishan, Sanchit, Sri Sathyanarayanan, G. Anand Narayanamoorthy and Badri Toppur
(July 2013), Business Process Optimization in Fuel Stations. International Journal
of Management and Development, (ISSN:2321-1423), Volume 1, Number 2. 120--126
- Toppur, Badri. (June 2014), A Divide-and-Bridge Heuristic for Steiner Minimal Trees
in the Euclidean Plane, International Journal of Operations and Quantitative
Management, Volume 20, Number 2, 101-114. (ABDC Rating: C, SCOPUS indexed)
- Abdullah Al-Jasser, Ibrahim, Sasidhar Bokkasam, and Badri Toppur, (June 2014), Cost
Allocation of Operational Materials for an Alloy and Special Steel Plant using
Excel Solver, International Review of Management and Business Research, Volume 3,
Issue 2. (Citeseer Indexed, ResearchGate)
- Toppur, Badri, (February 2015), Selecting a Suitable B-School – Some Guidelines,
Management Compass, Career Launcher, pp. 30-31.
- Ramakrishnam, P.R., Subhendu Dey, BadriToppur, and Merlin Mythili, (July 2016), A
Study of Banking Stocks in India and an Appropriate Model for Prudent Investment,
Research Bulletin, Volume 42, No. II.
- Toppur, Badri, (December 2016), Network Simplex in the Design of Steiner Minimal
Trees - Two Motivating Examples, Conference Proceedings of SIMSR Global Supply
Chain Conference, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Research, Mumbai.
PAPERS IN CONFERENCES
Toppur, Badri (1994), An Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm For Computing Steiner
Trees” ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Boston MA, 24-27th April 1994.
Toppur, Badri (2000), An O(N2) Sausage Heuristic For Determining Steiner Minimal
Trees in E3”, 10th Annual Workshop on Computational Geometry, Stony Brook, NY,
Toppur, Badri (2004), Application of Discriminant Analysis in Resort Management.
Fifth international conference on Operations and Quantitative Management,
Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, 25-27th October 2004.
Toppur, Badri (2005), Computer Simulation for Accurate Estimation of Expected
Pension Liability, 37th ORSI conference, Indian Institute of Management,
Ahmedabad, 8th-11th January 2005.
Toppur, Badri (2005), Excel Support for computing an equilibrium for two-player,
non-zero sum games, 6th International Conference on Quantitative Management at
IIM Indore between August 9th and 11th.
Toppur, Badri (2006), “Computer Simulation of Accurate Estimation of Expected
Pension Liability”, Third AIMS conference, 1st - 4th January 2006. IIM
Toppur, Badri and A. R. Rajesh (2006), Interpolating the Competitor’s Payoff
Matrix in Two-Player Non-Zero Sum Games Due to Lack of Information, 7th
International Conference on Quantitative Management at Jaipuria Insitute of
Management, between August 3rd.-5th.
Toppur, Badri (2007), in Computing an Equilibrium Pair for Two-Player Non-zero
Sum Games using a spreadsheet, 39th convention of the Operations Research
Society of India at Heritage Institute of Technology, Salt Lake, Kolkata
between August 5th – 7th January.
Toppur, Badri (2008), Production planning at a steel mill using Multiple Arc
Network formulation and variation on Ford-Fulkerson algorithm, ORSI Chennai
workshop at Anna University, Chennai on December 25th.
Toppur, Badri (2009), Production planning at a steel mill using Multiple Arc
Network formulation and variation on Ford-Fulkerson algorithm, 6th AIMS
conference at IBA, Noida between 28th December 2008 and 2nd January.
Toppur, Badri (2009), O.R. technique for cost allocation of operational
materials, at a steel plant at APORS 2009. Attended 42nd conference of the
Operations Research Society of India at Jaipuria Institute of Technology,
Jaipur between December 6th and 9th.
Toppur, Badri, Shishir Kumar, and Sauneet Kumar (2011), “IT alignment of Service
Oriented Enterprises”, proceedings of 10th ICOQM conference held between June
28th and 30th 2011 at Symbiosis Institute of Management, Nasik.
Toppur, Badri (2011), A Divide and Bridge heuristic for Computing Steiner
Minimal Trees, at the 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming
(ISMP) in TU, Berlin, Germany, August 19th and 24th.
Toppur, Badri (2012), Divide and Bridge heuristic for Computing Steiner Minimal
Trees, Talk on September 7th, at the International Workshop on Decision Making
and Optimization, organized by ORSI Chennai chapter, at IIT Madras.
Toppur, Badri (2013), “GIS in the Energy Companies” at the seventh DSI
conference at IMI Gurgaon, Delhi. December.
Toppur, Badri, (2014), A Divide and Conquer heuristic for Steiner Minimal Trees
on the Plane, IFORS conference in Barcelona, Spain, July 13th to 18th.
Toppur, Badri, (2016), Network Simplex in the Design of Steiner Minimal
Trees-Motivating Examples. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater
Noida, NCR(India), 12th-14th December.
Toppur, Badri (2016), Network Simplex in the Design of Steiner Minimal Trees-
Two Motivating Examples, Global Supply Chain Conference, K. J. Somaiya
Institute of Management Studies & Research, Vidyavihar (E), Mumbai, 16th
Toppur, Badri (2017), Emerging Trends in Analytics, Department of Commerce,
Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirappalli, 19th January.
Toppur, Badri (2017), Applications of SPSS, Dr. MGR University- Educational and
Research Institute, Maduravoyal, Chennai, 25th October.
Toppur, Badri (2017), Steiner Minimal Trees – Motivating Examples, Recent Trends
in Operations Research and Statistics (RTORS), IIT Roorkee, December 29th.
Toppur, Badri (2018), Data Envelopment Analysis of Public Sector Banks and
Ranking, VELS institute of science, technology & advanced studies (VISTAS),
Pallavaram, Chennai, 26th and 27th April.
AUTHORSHIP AND EDITORSHIP
Render, Barry, Ralph Stair, Michael Hanna, and Badri Toppur (2009),
Quantitative Analysis for Management, Pearson, 10th edition.
Toppur, Badri and Jatinder N.D. Gupta (2012), Enhancing Competitiveness using
Decision Sciences, Proceedings of Fifth Conference of the Indian Subcontinent
Decision Sciences Institute, Macmillan.