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Dr. Ajith Kumar Parlikad

Dr. Ajith Kumar Parlikad

University Senior Lecturer

Deputy Director of the Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory


Biography:

Ajith joined Cambridge University to read for his PhD degree, which he successfully completed in August 2006. For his PhD, he developed a methodology for quantifying the benefits of improving product information availability and quality on the effectiveness of product recovery processes. Ajith has also been involved in consulting to logistics companies on RFID.

 

Before coming to Cambridge, Ajith obtained his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering with honours from Govt. Engineering College, Trichur. After working with Steel Industries Kerala Ltd.(SILK) for a couple of months, he did his Masters in Industrial Production & Management at Birla Institute of Technology & Science external link, Pilani. During the same period, he also worked as an Industrial Engineer at Grasim Industries, which is one of the leading textiles manufacturer in India. He then completed his second Masters in Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University external link. During this period he worked on projects with Nortel Networks and IBM eServer manufacturing facilities in Raleigh, NC, USA

Research themes

Manufacturing:
  • Asset Management
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Decision-making under Uncertainty
  • Value of Information
  • RFID/Sensors in asset management

Departments and Institutes

Department of Engineering:

Research Interests

  • Asset Management
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Decision-making under Uncertainty
  • Value of Information
  • RFID/Sensors in asset management