Prashant Premkumar Nair

Prashant Premkumar Nair

Assistant Professor
Decision Sciences

Prof. Prashant Premkumar Nair holds a PhD degree from IIM Kozhikode. Prior to joining IIM Visakhapatnam, he worked as Assistant Professor at IRMA. He has earlier worked with Vedanta, Torrent Power, Deloitte, and NIRMA University in various capacities. His research interests lie in the areas of Network Optimization Problems and Data Analytics.


Ph.D.: Ph.D. (Quantitative Methods and Operations Management), IIM Kozhikode
Masters: MBA (Finance & Operations), Nirma University
Bachelors: B.Tech (Electrical & Electronics Engineering), NIT Calicut

Decision Science
Management Science
Decision Modeling and Benchmarking Techniques

Journal Publications

  • Premkumar, P. & Ram Kumar, P. N. Locomotive Assignment Problem: Integrating the Strategic, Tactical & Operational Level Aspects.  Annals of Operations Research. 
  • Premkumar, P., Chakrabarty, J.B. & Chowdhury, S. (2019). Key Performance Indicators for Factor Score based Ranking in ODI Cricket. IIMB Management Review. 
  • Premkumar, P. & Ram Kumar, P. N. (2019). Literature Review of Locomotive Assignment Problem from Service Operations perspective - A case of Indian Railways. IIM Kozhikode Society and Management Review.
  • Premkumar, P., Gopinath, S. & Mateen, A. Trends in Third Party Logistics – The Past, The Present and The Future. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications. 
  • Sumod, S.D., Premkumar, P., Jeesha, K. & Chowdhury, S. Is there a Method to Madness? – Predicting Box-Office Success of Bollywood Movies. Journal of Prediction Markets.

Case Study

  • Premkumar, P. & Chakrabarty, J. B. ‘Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Course Timetabling Challenge’. Published in IVEY Publishing, November 2022

Conference Presentations

  • Premkumar, P. & Ram Kumar P. N., "Locomotive Assignment Problem - State-of-The-Art Review and Future Directions", SOM 20th Annual Conference, IIITM Gwalior, 22-24 December, 2016
  • Chakrabarty, J.B. & Premkumar, P., "Ranking of Batsmen in ODI: A Factor Analysis Approach", 5th IIMA International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence, IIM Ahmedabad, 8-9 Apr 2017
  • Premkumar, P. & Ram Kumar P. N., "Locomotive Assignment Problem – Integrating the Strategic, Tactical & Operational Level Aspects", 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 4-7 November, 2018
  • Chakrabarty, J.B., Premkumar, P. & Chowdhury, S "Ranking using Factor Scores in T20 Cricket”, MathSport Asia 2018, XLRI Jamshedpur, 11-14 December, 2018
  • Premkumar, P. & Ram Kumar P. N., "Dijkstra’s Algorithm-based Heuristic for the Integrated Locomotive Assignment Problem", SOM 22nd Annual Conference, IIM Kozhikode, 20-22 December, 2018
  • Participant at the 5th Project Management Research and Academic Conference, IIM Kozhikode, February 28 – March 02, 2019
  • Ram Kumar P. N. & Premkumar, P., "Arc-based formulation vis-à-vis path-based formulation for the Integrated Locomotive Assignment Problem", International Conference on Business Analytics and Operations Research, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 14-16 June, 2019
  • Srivastava, A., Chakrabarty, J. B., Premkumar, P. & Mateen, A. “Eco-friendly Development of a Strategic Supplier in a Competitive Triadic Setting”, POMS International Conference, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, 13-14 December, 2019
  • Ram Kumar P. N. & Premkumar, P., “Ant Colony Optimization Based Heuristic for The Integrated Locomotive Assignment Problem”, International Conference on Operations Research and Decision Sciences, IIM Visakhapatnam, 28-30 December, 2019