Dr. Uday V. Shanbhag

Associate Professor

353 Leonhard Building

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 865-7266 / Fax: (814) 863-4745

E-mail: udaybag@psu.edu

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Uday V. Shanbhag is an associate professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. His research interests lie in the development of analytical tools and scalable computational schemes for optimization and equilibrium problems, with a focus on addressing competition, uncertainty, nonsmoothness and nonconvexity. Much of his research finds application in the realm of power systems and markets, where he has examined a range of questions, including the examination of strategic interactions in multi-settlement markets under uncertainty, the location of electrical substations and dynamic competitive equilibrium models. From 2006 to 2012, he was first an assistant professor and subsequently an associate professor (effective Summer, 2012) at the Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


  • Ph. D. , Management Science and Engineering (Op. Research), Stanford University,
  • S. M. , Operations Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B. Tech. , Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai

Honors and Awards

  • NSF Career Award (Operations Research), 2012-2017
  • The triennial A.W. Tucker prize for outstanding Ph.D. dissertation from the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS), 2006
  • Best paper prize for Computational Optimization and Applications (COAP) (Jointly with Walter Murray for A Local Relaxation Method for the Siting of Electrical Substations), 2008
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Illinois; 2008, 2011


  • Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
  • Mathematical Programming Society (MPS)
  • Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)