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Erdman Academic Advisory Board

Raj Veeramani

Raj Veeramani

Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Dr. Raj Veeramani is the E-Business Chair Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with joint appointments in the College of Engineering and the Wisconsin School of Business. He is the Executive Director of the campus-wide UW E-Business Institute and UW E-Business Consortium, which is Wisconsin’s leading university-industry partnership helping industry gain competitive advantage through digital business strategies and best practices. He is also the Founding Director of the UW Internet of Things (IoT) Systems Research Center, a hub for university-industry partnership focused on research, innovation and collaborative learning of IoT and industrial analytics. 

Dr. Veeramani is an internationally recognized scholar, educator and business advisor. His expertise runs deep in several areas: digital business strategy, smart and connected systems, supply chain management, and building customer-centered organizations. His research focuses on new frontiers of digital transformation, industrial data analytics, IoT technologies and applications, smart and connected systems, and supply chain management. Dr. Veeramani is recognized for his practical, real-world perspective. His work has embodied active collaboration with leading companies in a variety of industries. 

Dr. Veeramani has received numerous awards in recognition of his work. The American Society for Engineering Education chose him to be the inaugural recipient of the Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry. He has also received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Ralph E. Cross Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. He is the recipient of Ragnar E. Onstad Service to Society Award conferred by the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering. Dr. Veeramani’s efforts and contributions to foster university-industry collaboration have also been recognized by former Wisconsin Governors Tommy Thompson, Scott McCallum, Jim Doyle and Scott Walker.

Dr. Veeramani received his PhD and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992.