Parag Pendharkar, Ph.D.

Professor of Information Systems, Business Administration
Business Administration Graduate Faculty
Information Systems Graduate Faculty
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6028
Office Location: Olmsted Building, E335
Mailing Address:
E335 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Dr. Pendharkar earned his doctorate in MIS from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1997. Prior to joining Penn State Harrisburg, Dr. Pendharkar worked as an associate at a management consulting company in Mountain View, Calif. As a management consultant, Dr. Pendharkar worked on different consulting projects with: Sea-Land Services, Inc. Continental Airlines, the U.S. Government, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Pendharkar's research has appeared or has been accepted for publication in several journals such as, Annals of Operations Research, Communications of the ACM, Decision Science, Computers and Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, Interfaces and various proceedings of international, national and regional conferences.

Professional Affiliations

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • INFORMS
Research Interests
Management information systems
Direct marketing and consumer credit screening
Distributed artificial intelligence
Genetic algorithms
Inductive learning
Neural networks and fuzzy logic
Case-based reasoning
Information systems and decision support in manufacturing
IS implementation
Quality issues in health care and production industry