Parag Pendharkar, Ph.D.

Professor of Information Systems, School of Business Administration
Office Phone
Office Location
Olmsted Building, E335
E335 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

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

Education

B.T.; M.S.; Ph.D. (Southern Illinois)