Carnegie Mellon University

Sagnik Das

Sagnik Das

Ph.D. Student, Tepper School of Business

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Study

Operations Research


Sagnik is a 5th year Operations Research PhD student at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, with a minor in Operations Management & Statistics. He is advised by R. Ravi and works with Andrew Li and Sridhar Tayur.

Sagnik cherishes his acquired recipe for research - partnering with companies to work on interesting real-world problems and abstract useful models. Using his work with Onera, a solutions provider to top North American omnichannel retailers, he introduced pick failure in the order fulfillment optimization literature. During his internship at Precima, a consulting firm to leading North American retailers, he was tasked with making COVID-robust sales prediction, which led to a novel matrix completion based model. He is currently engaged in practice-based research with Sridhar Tayur for a leading e-commerce retailer to help them modernize their supply chain.

Before coming to CMU, Sagnik earned an MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Prior to that, he worked at Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad with Sachin Jayaswal, who introduced him to Operations Research. He is passionate about teaching and featured 3 times in the List of Teachers Ranked Excellent at UIUC.

Sagnik is on the 2021-22 academic job market and will present his work at INFORMS

  • in-person session SB29  on Oct 24, 7.45 AM-9.15 AM PST, and
  • virtual session VWC69 on Oct 27, 11 AM-12.30 PM PST.


  • Carnegie Mellon University - MS (Operations Research) - 2019
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - MS (Industrial Engineering) - 2017
  • National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur - BTech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) - 2013


  • Order Fulfilment under Pick Failure in Omnichannel Ship From Store Programs
    (author(s): Sagnik Das, R. Ravi, Srinath Sridhar)
    Manufacturing and Services Operations Management, major revision
  • A Matrix Completion Approach for Baseline Sales Prediction
    (authors: Sagnik Das, Lanshan Han, Andrew Li, Alvin Lim)
    Working paper 
  • A cutting plane approach to combinatorial bandwidth packing problem with queuing delays
    (author(s): Sachin Jayaswal, Navneet Vidyarthi, Sagnik Das)
    Optimization Letters, 2016


  • Instructor (UG) – Optimization for Business
  • TA (UG) – Operations Management, Optimization for Business
  • TA (MBA) – Operations Management, Service Management: Go-to-Market Strategy and Operations, Pricing Strategy, Modern Data Management, Entrepreneurship through Acquisition
  • TA (PhD) – Integer Programming, Advanced Integer Programming