🌟Dr. Shivakumar Raman, Manufacturing, Best Researcher Award🏆

Doctorate at University of Oklahoma, United States

Dr. Shivakumar Raman is a distinguished professor and researcher in the field of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The University of Oklahoma. With over three decades of academic and professional experience, he holds multiple prestigious titles, including David Ross Boyd Professor and Morris R. Pitman Professor. Dr. Raman is also the Director of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His contributions span numerous research areas, resulting in significant advancements in manufacturing engineering and systems optimization.

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Dr. Raman has authored 175 technical papers and reports, showcasing his prolific contribution to the field. His works are highly cited, reflecting his influence and the relevance of his research in industrial and manufacturing engineering. He has also served on the editorial boards of several prominent journals, further cementing his reputation as a leading expert in his field.

  • Citations: 2,008 citations by 1,753 documents
  • Publications: 91 documents
  • h-index: 20


Dr. Raman obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1989. He earned his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1985 and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Shivaji University, Sangli, India, in 1983. His diverse educational background has equipped him with a solid foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of engineering.

Research Focus

Dr. Raman’s research focuses on advanced manufacturing processes, coordinate metrology, and digital supply chain networks. He has made significant contributions to automating manufacturing service provider searches, adaptive sampling in coordinate metrology, and inspection of cylindrical surface features. His work aims to enhance manufacturing precision and efficiency through innovative engineering solutions.

Professional Journey

Dr. Raman began his academic career as an Assistant Professor at The University of Oklahoma in 1988. He progressed to Associate Professor in 1994 and became a full Professor in 1999. He has held various distinguished professorships and has been the Director of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering since 2017. Additionally, he founded and managed Seam Aero, LLC, from 2008 to 2013, bridging the gap between academia and industry.

Honors & Awards

Throughout his career, Dr. Raman has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2016 and the Oklahoma Innovator of the Year Award in 2009. He is a Fellow of SME, IIE, and ASME, recognizing his exceptional contributions to engineering. His teaching excellence has been honored multiple times, including the ASEE (Midwest) Section Outstanding Teaching Award and the OU Regents Award for Superior Teaching.

Publications Noted & Contributions

Dr. Raman’s notable publications include studies on digital supply chain networks, coordinate metrology, and adaptive sampling. Key papers include “Automating the Search and Discovery of Manufacturing Service Providers to Enable a Digital Supply Chain Network” and “Mathematical Foundations for Coordinate Metrology and Adaptive Sampling.” These works have advanced the understanding and application of precision engineering in manufacturing.

Defect analysis of 3D printed object using transfer learning approaches

  • Authors: Ahsan, M.M., Raman, S., Liu, Y., Siddique, Z.
  • Journal: Expert Systems with Applications
  • Year: 2024
  • Volume: 253
  • Article Number: 124293

Communication of Design Data in Manufacturing Democratization

  • Authors: Ghorpade, B., Raman, S.
  • Journal: Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 3
  • Article Number: 108

Benchmarking of academic departments using data envelopment analysis (DEA)

  • Authors: Alam, T.E., González, A.D., Raman, S.
  • Journal: Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education
  • Year: 2023
  • Volume: 15
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 268–285

Design of knowledge graph in manufacturing services discovery

  • Authors: Li, Y., Raman, S., Cohen, P., Starly, B.
  • Conference: Proceedings of the ASME 2021 16th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2021
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 2

Automating the search and discovery of manufacturing service providers to enable a digital supply chain network

  • Authors: Starly, B., Cohen, P., Raman, S.
  • Journal: Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems
  • Year: 2020
  • Volume: 4
  • Issue: 3

Research Timeline

Dr. Raman’s research timeline is marked by continuous contributions to industrial and manufacturing engineering since the late 1980s. His early work focused on form estimation and coordinate metrology, evolving to include advanced digital manufacturing systems and automation. Over the years, he has secured significant funding and published influential papers, reflecting a sustained impact on the field.

Collaborations and Projects

Dr. Raman has led and participated in numerous collaborative projects, securing 14 grants from NSF, 11 contracts from USAF/Tinker AFB/NASA/NIST, and 3 grants from DOT-FAA. He has collaborated with various federal agencies and academic institutions, leading initiatives like the SEAM center and start-up SEAM AERO, LLC. His collaborative efforts have driven innovation and practical advancements in manufacturing engineering.

Shivakumar Raman | Manufacturing | Best Researcher Award

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