Ramakrishna Govindu is a faculty member in the College of Business at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. He has a PhD in industrial engineering from Wayne State University and an MTech (Honors) in quality, reliability, and operations research from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, India. Dr. Govindu has taught courses in applied statistics, operations and supply chain management, Lean Six Sigma, and operations research and decision sciences. His primary research areas include predictive and prescriptive analytics, supply chain modeling and management, and multi-agent systems. Dr. Govindu has published in Computers & Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, Wiley’s Handbook on Technology Management, and American Journal of Criminal Justice. He has about two decades of industry experience in the US and India that includes more than a decade of consulting work. Dr. Govindru has executed, led, and managed projects for organizations such as Caterpillar, Ford, Visteon, GE, and others. He has implemented solutions involving supply chain analytics, predictive and prescriptive analytics solutions for decision support, business reengineering, and Lean Six Sigma that saved millions of dollars for clients in the manufacturing, service, and healthcare sectors. Dr. Govindu is a member of several professional associations. He can be reached at email@example.com.