Faculty Directory
Sanjay Mehrotra

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Director, Center for Engineering Health


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech C246
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Master of Science in Analytics Program


Ph.D. Operations Research, Columbia University, New York, NY

M.S. Industrial Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY

B.E. Industrial Engineering, University of Roorkee, India

Research Interests

Sanjay Mehrotra is an expert in methodologies for decision making under uncertainty and its applications to problems in Health Systems Engineering and other Operations Research applications. He is the founding director of the Center for Engineering and Health in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, at Northwestern University.

His current optimization methodology research focus is in the area of Optimization under Uncertainty, with a focus on Distributionally-Robust risk-based optimization.  His healthcare systems engineering work includes policy and operations modeling, using modern operations research tools.

Mehrotra is widely known for his predictor-corrector method and his contribution to Optimization Research. He has been the department editor for the Health Systems Engineering area for the Institute of Industrial Engineers society journal IIE Transactions.   He has served as the Optimization department editor for IIE Transactions and Asia Pacific Journal of Operations Research.  He has also served on the editorial boards of Operations Research, and Mathematical Programming.  He has been a vice-president of chapter/fora and a board member for the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences.  He has also been on the board of Health Systems Engineering Alliance. 

Professor Mehrotra work is published in journals such as Mathematical Programming, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Mathematics of Operations Research, Operations Research, Optimization Methods and Software, IIE-Transactions, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of Global Optimization, SIAM Journal on Computing, SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, Analyst, Bioinformatics, BMC BioInformatics, Annals of Surgery, Transplantation, Medical Decision Making, and Healthcare Management Science.


Selected Publications

    1. Jian Hu, Jun Xuan and Sanjay Mehrotra (2019), “A Data Driven Functionally Robust Approach for Simultaneous Pricing and Order Quantity Decisions with Unknown Demand Function,” Operations Research, 67(6), 1564-1585.

    2. Fengqiao Luo and Sanjay Mehrotra (2019), “Decomposition Algorithm for Distributionally Robust Optimization using Wasserstein Metric with an Application to a Class of Regression Models,” European Journal of Operations Research, 278(1), 20-35

    3. Manish Bansal, Kuo-Ling Huang, and Sanjay Mehrotra (2018), “Tight second-stage formulations in two-stage stochastic mixed integer programs,” SIAM Journal on Optimization, 28(1), 788-819

    4. Vikram Kilambi, Gordon B Hazen, Jon J Friedewald, Daniela P Ladner, Bruce Kaplan, Kevin Bui, and Sanjay Mehrotra (2019), “Evaluation of Accepting Kidneys of Varying Quality for Transplantation or Expedited Placement with Decision Trees”, Transplantation, 103(5), 980-989