Senior Associate Dean for the Full-Time MBA Program & Senior Lecturer
Dean Jain's research interests include the analysis and design of manufacturing systems, optimization algorithms, and probabilistic analysis of combinatorial problems. He has published in the professional literature on telecommunications network design and his more recent work has investigated the impact of growing product variety on the manufacture and design of families of products, especially in the automobile industry.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Indore University in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a PhD in operations research from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and served for 26 years before joining Yale SOM. At Wharton he taught courses in operations management and management science at the MBA, PhD, and undergraduate levels. In 1993 he became director of Wharton’s MBA Program and was instrumental in several curricular initiatives. From 2000 to 2010 he served as vice dean and director of Wharton’s Graduate Division and from 2010 to 2012 as vice dean of Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives.
Dean Jain has won numerous teaching awards and has taught courses at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and Mohali. He has served on the International Advisory Council of the ISB and as its co-area leader in operations management.Achievements and Awards
Howard E.Mitchell Award, January 2000. Inaugural award given at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Conference for educational contribution to African-American students.
Wharton Graduate Association Teaching Award, 1996 and 2000
Wharton Graduate Association “Whatever It Takes” Award, 1996
Wharton Miller-Sherrerd Award for teaching in the Core Curriculum, 1992-1995
Wharton Excellence in Teaching Award, 1992 and 1994
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Scholarship, 1985-1986
Jacob Marschak Fellowship, UCLA, 1981-1982 and 1983-1984 Selected Publications
"The Steiner Problem on Directed Graphs: A Probabilistic Analysis of the Duality Gap," Annals of Operations Research Special Volume on Topological Network Design
"A Probabilistic Analysis of the Strong LP Relaxation of the Steiner Problem on Directed Graphs," Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Topological Network Design
, June, 1989
"Probabilistic Analysis of an LP Relaxation Bound for the Steiner Problem in Networks," Networks
, Vol. 19, 793-801, 1989
"Approximations for the Random Minimal Spanning Tree with Applications to Network Planning" (with J.W. Mamer), Operations Research
, Vol. 36, 575-584, 1988
"Strategies for Product Variety: Lessons From the Auto Industry" (with M.L. Fisher and J.P. MacDuffie), in E. Bowman and B. Kogut (eds.), Redesigning the Firm
, Cambridge University Press, 1994 Working Papers
"A Dual Based Approach to a Fiber Optic Network Design Problem" (with K. Malik)
"Optimal Design of a Fiber Optic Network With a Profit Orientation" (with K. Malik and K.W. Ross)
"A Probabilistic Analysis of the Set Packing Problem" (with K. Malik)
"Martingale Inequalities and the Complete Convergence of Some Non-Monotonic Euclidean Functionals"
"Batching and Sequencing for Stockless Production in Mixed-Model Assembly Lines"
"Batch Sizing in Mixed-Model Assembly Lines with Finite Buffers" (with L. Fuxman)
"An Auction-Based Method for Course Registration" Education
BS University of Indore, India
MBA Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
PhD University of California, Los Angeles