Professor and James J. Solberg Head of Industrial Engineering
Abhijit (Abhi) Deshmukh received a bachelor's degree in production engineering from the University of Bombay, India, and a master's degree in industrial engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. He earned his PhD in industrial engineering at Purdue.
Before joining Purdue, Dr. Deshmukh was the Rockwell International Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Director of the Institute for Manufacturing Systems at Texas A&M University. Prior to that, he was a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From 2004 to 2007, he served as a program director in the National Science Foundation's Engineering Directorate and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.
Deshmukh is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. His research interests are in distributed decision-making, system complexity, mechanism design, healthcare policy, and cyberinfrastructure for engineering applications.