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Funded Research in Progress
  1. ABS for Sortie Generation
  2. Scalable Architecture for Distributed Tera-scale Comliuting.
  3. Market and sulilily chain co-design of convergent technologies.
  4. Distance Suliliort and Reslionse.
  5. Modeling fast access long term memory in artificial agents.
  6. Massively liarallel Algorithms for Combinatorial liroblems (Traveling Salesman liroblem, Vehicle Routing liroblem, etc.)
  7. Comliarison of rational and lisychological models of decision making in a synthetic environment.
  8. Comliutational models of hacker behaviors.
  9. Modeling mobility behaviors of artificial agents.
  10. Individual based comliutational model of eliidemiology.
  11. Co-modeling of mobility and eliidemiology.

Research Interests
    Homeland Security:
  • Counterterrorism
  • Preparedness and Response
  • Bio-terrorism and Individual-based Computational Epidemiology
  • Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation (SEAS)
  • Grid Computing; Electronic Commerce
  • Computational Models of Human Behavior and Artificial Agents
  • Machine Learning and Evolutionary Computing
  • Enterprise Integration and Enterprise Information Systems Strategy

Refereed Journal Papers

Bandyopadhyay, Barron, and Chaturvedi, "Competition among Sellers in Online Exchanges," Information Systems Research, Vol 16., No. 1, pp 47-60, 2005.

Mukul Gupta, Jackie Rees, Alok Chaturvedi, and Jie Chi, "Matching Information Security Vulnerabilities to Organizational Security Profiles: A Genetic Algorithm Approach," Decision Support Systems, in print.

Chaturvedi, A. Mehta, S., and Gupta, M.K., "Computational Experimentations in Market and Supply-chain Co-design," Journal of Information Systems and E-Business Management, in print.

Chaturvedi, Mehta, Dolk, and Ayer, "Artificial Labor Market," European Journal of Operational Research, No. 166, pp 694-716, 2005

Busemeyer, J., Barkan, R., Mehta, S. and Chaturvedi, A., "Context Effects and Models of Preferential Choice: Implications for Consumer Behavior", Marketing Theory, in print.

Bose, I., Altinkemer, K., and Chaturvedi, A. , "Tradeoff Decisions in the Design of a Backbone Network using Visualization" Decision Support Systems, 35 ( 2003) 335-351.

Yue, Wei T. and Chaturvedi, Alok, "The Reward Based Online Shopping Community," EM - Electronic Markets, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2000.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Choubey A. K., and Roan, J. S., "Active Replication and Update of Content for Electronic Commerce." International Journal of Electronic Commerce, vol. 5, no 3, 2000.

Altinkemer, K., Chaturvedi, A.R., and Kondareddy, S., "Business Process Reengineering and Organizational Process: An Exploration of Issues," to appear in International Journal of Information Management, March, 1999.

Wright, G., Chaturvedi, A.R., Mookerjee, R., and Garrod, S., "Integrated Modeling Environment in Organizations: An Empirical Study," Information Systems Research, March 1998.

Chaturvedi, A. R. and Mehta, S., "Simulations in Economics and Mangement: Using the SEAS Simulation Environment," accepted for publication in the Communications of the ACM, 1998.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Choudhary, V., and Tomak, K., "Economic Benefits of Software Renting," forthcoming in Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, 1998.

Chaturvedi, A. R. and Gupta, S., "SimDS: A Simulation Environment for the Design of Distributed Database Systems," to appear in December issue of Database, 1998.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Gupta, S., and Choudhary, V., "Cooperative Control for Flexible Manufacturing" accepted for publication in Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 1998.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Nazareth, D., and Choudhary, V., "Adaptive Configuration Management for Manufacturing Systems Control," accepted for publication in International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, and Management, 1997.

Altinkemer, K., Chaturvedi, A. and Kondareddy, S., "Evolution of America’s Infostructure," Decision and Information Technologies, vol 19, pp 483-498, 1994.

Altinkemer, K., Chaturvedi, A., and Gulati, R.K., "Information Systems Outsourcing: Issues and Evidence," International Journal of Information Management, vol 14, no 4, pp 252-268, 1994.

Chaturvedi, A.R., Choubey, A.K., and Roan, J.S., "Scheduling the Allocation of Data Fragments in a Distributed Database Environment: A Machine Learning Approach," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol 41, no.2, pp 194-207, 1994.

Chaturvedi, A.R. and Nazareth, D., "Investigating the Effectiveness of Conditional Classification: An Application to Manufacturing Scheduling, " IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, vol 41, no.2, pp 183-193, 1994.

Chaturvedi, A.R., "FMS Scheduling and Control: An AI Approach to Achieve Multiple Decision Goals," Expert Systems with Applications: International Journal, vol. 6, pp. 267-286, 1993.

Chaturvedi, A.R., "Acquiring Implicit Knowledge in a Complex Domain," Expert Systems with Applications: International Journal, vol. 6. pp. 23-35, 1993.

Chaturvedi, A.R., Hutchinson, G. K. and Nazareth, D. "Supporting Complex Real-Time Decision Making through Machine Learning," Decision Support Systems, vol 9, pp. 1-21, 1993.

Mookerjee, V. & Chaturvedi, A.R., "A Blackboard Control Architecture for Model Management," European Journal of Information Systems, vol 2, no 1, 1993.

Chaturvedi, A.R., Hutchinson, G. K. and Nazareth, D. "A Synergistic Approach to Manufacturing Systems Control using Machine Learning and Simulation," Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol 3, pp. 43-57, 1992.

Jain, H.K. & Chaturvedi, A.R., "Expert System Problem Selection: A Domain Characteristics Approach," Information and Management, 17:4, 1989.

Chaturvedi, A.R. & G.K. Hutchinson, "Information Organization in Flexible Automation Systems," Computers in Industry, 9:4, 1988.


Refereed Conference Proceedings

Chaturvedi, Chi, J., Mehta S., "SAMAS: Scalable Architecture for Multi-Resolution Agent-based Simulation," ICCS 2004, Krakaw, Poland, June 7-9 2004.

Foong, C., Armstrong, B., Dilley, D., Grahn, J., Krull, K., Chaturvedi, A., Gore, J., Filatyev, S. "Towards Enabling A Distributed And Scalable Society Of Simulations." 2005 Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim'05) (2005).

Adams, D., Smith, M., Chaturvedi, A., Rotea, M., Hoffman, C., Craig, B., Venkatsubramanian, V., Mahmassani, H., Pines, D., Meliopoulis, S., and Busemeyer, J., "Integrated Prognostic System of Systems Health Management," Proceedings of the Minerals, Metals, & Materials Soceity (TMS) Conference, New Orleans 2004.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Chaturvedi, R., and Dolk, D. R., "Agent Based Modeling of International System", Agent 2004, University of Chicago, 2004.

Drnevich, P.L., Chaturvedi, A., Mehta, S., and Ramanujam, R. "Affiliation or Situation? Preferences in Coordinated Interorganizational Response To Bio-Terrorism," Proceeding of the Academy of Management Conference, 2004

Drnevich, P.L., Chaturvedi, A., Mehta, S., and Brush, T., "Strategic Decision Making Process Effectiveness: The Role of Choice in Responses to Bio-Terrorism." Proceedings of SMS Conference, 2004, Porto Rico

Bandyopadhyay, S., Chaturvedi, A., Barron, J, Rees, J, and Mehta, S., "Simulating Sellers' Behavior in a Reverse Auction B2B Exchange," in ICCS 2003, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2660, pp. 365-374, Sloot, Abromson, Bogdanov, Dongarra, Zomaya, Gorbachev (eds.).

Chi, J., Chaturvedi, A. R., Grama, A., and Mehta, S. R., "Oceanus: A Distributed Web-based Framework for Execution of Genetic Algorithms," Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2002), New York, New York, July 2002.

Jaisingh, Jeevan and Chaturvedi, Alok, "Privacy and the Value of Information in Adverse Selection Markets," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Research (ICECR-5 2002), Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2002.

Jaisingh, Jeevan, Jack Barron, Chaturvedi, Alok, and Shailendra Mehta "Privacy on the Internet: An Economic Analysis," Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2002), Dallas, Texas, August 2002.

Yu, Liang and Chaturvedi, A., "Competition between B2B Electronic Marketplaces: Differentiation, Pricing Strategy and Industrial Structure" Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston MA, August 3-5, 2001. Received best paper award.

Bandyopadhyay, S. and Chaturvedi, A., "Establishing a frameworkfor market power in e-tailing: An empirical study," Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS34) 2001.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Gupta, M.K., Mehta, S. R., and Valeri, L., "Experimental Analysis of Information Security Management Issues for the Online Financial Services", International Conference in Information Systems, Brisbane, Australia, 2000.

Yue, W.T., Chaturvedi, A.R., and Mehta, S. R., "Is More Information Better? The Effect of Traders' Irrational Behavior on an Artificial Stock Market," International Conference in Information Systems, Brisbane, Australia, 2000.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Mehta, S. R., Gupta, M. K., and Valerie, L., "Information Security Issues for On-line Banking," I N E T 2 0 0 0, The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference, Yokohama, Japan, 18-21 July 2000.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Mehta, S. R., Gupta, M. K., and Yue, W. T., "Agent-Based Simulation Approach to Information Warfare in the SEAS Environment" HICSS minitrack on Agent-based Simulations, January 2000.

Chaturvedi, A.R., Choudhary, V., and Tomak, K., "Effect of Network Externalities on Software Pricing", HICSS minitrack on Formal Aspects of Electronic Commerce, January 1998.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Choudhary, V., and Tomak, K., "An Economic Model for Microrenting in Electronic Commerce," AIS Conference , Indianapolis, August 15-17, 1997.

Chaturvedi, A. R. and Gupta, S., "Introducing Network Delays in a Distributed Real-time Transaction Processing System," Proceedings of the Association of Information Systems Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, August 1996 .

Chaturvedi, A. R., Garrod, S., and Lightner, N., "Comparison of Analysis Techniques: 3-D Visualization and Regression," Proceedings of the Association of Information Systems Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, August 1996 .

Bajaj, C.L., Chaturvedi, A. R., and Zhang, P. , "Brokered Collaborative Infrastructure for CSCW," Fourth Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WET ICE), April 20-22, 1995, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA.

Chaturvedi, A.R. and Gulati, R.K., "Computational Ecology of Manufacturing Systems," Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems , Orlando, Florida 1993.

Chaturvedi, A. R., and Rich, J., "CSES: An Expert System for the design of Client/Server Computing," Proceedings of the Information Technology Management Group's Eleventh Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, August 5 - 9, 1993.

Altinkemer, K. and Chaturvedi, A. R., "Neural Networks for Topological Design of Local Access Tree Networks," Proceedings of the Telecommunication Systems Conference: Modeling and Analysis, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, February 28 - March 3, 1993.

Chaturvedi, A. R and Gulati, R. K., "Adaptive Configuration Management for Manufacturing System Control," Proceedings of the NSF Workshop on Intelligent, Dynamic Scheduling for Manufacturing Systems , Cocoa Beach, Florida, January 25-27, 1993.

Chaturvedi, A. R and Gulati, R. K., "Cooperative Control Architecture," Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Scheduling and Production Control, San Jose, California, July 1992.

Chaturvedi, A.R., Hutchinson, G. K. and Nazareth, D. "FMS Scheduling Using Goal-Directed Conceptual Aggregation," Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications , Miami Beach, Florida, Feb 24-28, 1991.

Chaturvedi, A.R., "Expert System Problem Selection: An Innovation Management Perspective," Proceedings of the 1990 ACM-SIGBDP International Conference on Trends and Directions in Expert Systems, Orlando, Florida, 1990.

Chaturvedi, A.R. & G.K. Hutchinson, "FMS Scheduling: A Machine Learning Approach," Proceedings of AAAI-SIGMAN Workshop on Manufacturing Production Scheduling , Detroit, Aug. 1989.

Jain, H. K. & Chaturvedi, A.R., "Situation-Action Framework for Expert System Problem Selection," Proceedings of the International Business School Computer Users Group Annual North American Conference , July 26-29, 1987.


Book Chapters and other Referred Publications

Chaturvedi, A., Mehta, S. and Drnevich, P., "Computational and Live Experimentation in Bio-terrorism Response," forthcoming in Dynamic Data Driven Applications Systems, F. Darema (ed), Kluwer Publications, pp 1-16, 2004


Papers Under Review

Chaturvedi, A., Foong, C., Armstrong, B., Dilley, D., Grahn, J., Krull, K., Gore, J., Filatyev, S. "A Society of Simulations." Submitted to Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.

Bandyopadhyay, Barron, and Chaturvedi, "Capacity and entry issues in online exchanges," Decision Support Systems - under 1st revision.

Jaisingh, Barron, Chaturvedi, and Mehta, "Privacy on the Internet: An Economic Analysis," Journal of MIS - under 1st revision

Jaisingh, Chaturvedi, and Mehta, "An Experimental Study of Information Markets: Pricing Personal Information and Welfare Implications of Privacy Laws," JMIS.

Chaturvedi, A., Gupta, Samir, Choubey, A.K., Chi, Jie, and Gupta, Mukul, "Computational Experiments in Cluster and Network Design," Telecommunications Systems.

Chaturvedi, A., Dolk, D.R., Mehta, S., and Drnevich, P.L., "Mixed Agent Modeling for Computational Experiments in Bio-terrorism Response," INFORMS Journal of Computing.


Other Publications

White, R., Chaturvedi, A. R., Bajaj, C., Mehta S., Smith, E., and Clover, R., "Synthetic Economies, The Application of Distributed Interactive Computing Environments for Policy and Management Decision Making," IDA Document D-2079. Log: H 97-002752, 1997.

Chaturvedi, A. R., and Smith E., "Economic Evaluation of DoD's High Level Architecture for Modeling and Simulation," IDA Document D-1873. Log: H96-002657/1, 1996.

Chaturvedi, A. R., "Competition will shape American Infostructure," Indiana Business Journal, May 30-June 5, 1994.


Manuscript Submitted for Editorial Review.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Beckman, P., and Lightner, N., "Multi-dimensional Visualization of Business Information."

Chaturvedi, A. R., and Gupta, S., "Scheduling of Transactions in a Real-Time Distributed Transaction Processing System: Scalability and Network Issues."

Chaturvedi, A. R., Choubey, A. K., and Roan, J.S., "Active Replication and Update of Content for Electronic Commerce."

Chaturvedi, A. R., Choudhary, V., and Mehta, S., "Experiments with Software Renting."


Manuscript Submitted for Editorial Review.

Chaturvedi, A. R., Beckman, P., and Lightner, N., "Multi-dimensional Visualization of Business Information."

Chaturvedi, A. R., and Gupta, S., "Scheduling of Transactions in a Real-Time Distributed Transaction Processing System: Scalability and Network Issues."

Chaturvedi, A. R., Choubey, A. K., and Roan, J.S., "Active Replication and Update of Content for Electronic Commerce."

Chaturvedi, A. R., Choudhary, V., and Mehta, S., "Experiments with Software Renting."


Manuscripts under Preparation.

Gupta, M., Mehta, S.R., and Chaturvedi, A. R, "Computer Crime And Security: An Economic Analysis," to be submitted to Information Systems Research.

Choudhary, V., Mehta, S.R., Chaturvedi, A.R., Barakataki, S., "Renting and Selling of Durable Good - An Experimental Approach".

Yue, Chaturvedi, and Mehta, "Simulation Modeling of Overconfident Trading Behavior in the Synthetic Stock Market," the target journal is Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation.

Gupta, Chaturvedi, and Mehta "An Analysis of Information Security Issues in an Artificial Environment."

Chaturvedi, Mehta, and Dolk, "NAVAIR Supply Chain Modeling," the target journal is Naval Research Logistics.

Yu, Chaturvedi, and Mehta, "Competition between B2B Electronic Marketplaces: Differentiation, Pricing Strategy and Industrial Structure."


Invited Papers Presented at Regional, National, and International Society Meetings and/or Educational Institutions.

"Validation for Computational Experimentation: Replication of Voilence in Maluku," Army War College, Carlisle, PA, August 27-28, 2004.

"Synthetic Environment for the Analysis of Social and Behavioral Impact of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism," ICATHS 2004, University of Connecticut, August 12-13, 2004.

"Individual Based Epidimiological Modeling Environment," Princeton University, July 2002.

"Measured Response: Simulating Co-ordination of Response to a Bio-terror Attack during a Major Spectator Event," NSF Conference on Delibrate Release of Biological Agents, March 2002.

"Product, Market, and Supply-Chain Co-Design," invited speaker at e-business conference at University of Technology and Management at Rzeszow, Poland, May 9-11, 2001

"Business-to-business e-Commerce: The evolution of intermediaries in the PC Industry," Workshop on e-Business, Bloomington, Indiana, October 1999.

"Computational Models of Human Behavior: Experiments with Offensive and Defensive Cyber Crime Strategies," (with S. Mehta, M. Gupta, and L. Valarie), Aachen University, Germany, August 1999.

"webVIZ: A web-based 3-D modeling and visualization", SAPPHIRE'98 , Los Angeles, September 1998.

"Information Warfare using SEAS," Workshop on Information Warfare , Kings College, London, July, 1998.

"Business and Economic Simulation for Policy Development and Analysis," YUInfo Conference , Belgrade, March 1998.

"Effect of Network Externalities on Software Pricing," HICSS Mini track on Formal Aspects of Electronic Commerce, January 1998.

"Visualization of Organizational Modeling," HCI Conference , San Francisco, CA August 1997.

"Competitive Intelligence and Information Warfare," Conference on National Security in the Information Age , Airforce Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 1996.

"Business Applications of Virtual Reality," INFORMS, Washington, May 1996.

"Visualization of Financial Data," INFORMS , Spring Meeting, Washington DC, May 1996.

"Scheduling of Transactions in a Real Time TPS," INFORMS , Singapore, June 1995.

"Learning to Navigate in Virtual Environments," INFORMS , Singapore, June 1995.

"Navigation in Virtual Environments," INFORMS , Spring Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 1995.

"Information Systems Strategies for Transnational Corporations ," sponsored by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), New Delhi, India, November 1994.

"Competing Globally through Information Technology ," sponsored by Tata Consulting Services, Calcutta, India, November 1994.

"Virtual Environments for Business Decision Making ," Nijenrode University, The Netherlands, October 1994.

"Visualizing Manufacturing Schedules," ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting , Detroit, Oct. 1994.

"An Architecture for Cooperative Control in Computer Integrated Manufacturing," AAAI Workshop on Intelligent Scheduling , San Jose, CA July 1992.

"Improving FMS Schedules through Implicit Learning," Workshop on Learning-based Scheduling Paradigms , University of Florida, Gainsville, 1992.

"Neural Nets for Topological Design of Local Access Tree Networks," (with K. Altinkemer and Hari Sankar), TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Anaheim, CA, 1991. Organized and chaired a session on Machine Learning.

"Time-Invariant Fragmentation," TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Nashville, TN, May 1991.

"Conceptual Aggregation of Models," TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Las Vegas, May 1990.

"Modeling the Extent of Knowledge in an Expert System," (with V. Mookerjee) TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , New York, Oct. 1989.

"FMS Scheduling: A Machine Learning Approach," AAAI-SIGMAN , Detroit, Aug. 1989

"A Hybrid System for Scheduling," Expert Systems and the Leading Edge in P/OM Management Conference , Hilton Head, SC, May 1989.

"On Using Simulation to Test AI Models," (with G. K. Hutchinson) TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Vancouver, Canada. May 1989.

"CIM Technology Transfer: A Cross-Cultural Analysis," TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Washington DC, April 1988.

"Representation of Uncertain Data in Database Systems," TIMS/ORSA Joint National Meeting , Washington DC, April 1988.

"Information Flow in Automated Manufacturing Systems," National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, August 1987.


Involvement in Graduate Research Program

Major Professor, Doctoral Dissertation

Liang Yu (Dec. 2004)

Evalyn Henderson (Expected 2005)

Sarad Barakataki (Expected 2005)

Jeevan Jaisingh (2003), HKIST

Mukul Gupta (2003), University of Connecticut

Shubhajyoti Bandyopadhyay (2002), University of Florida

Wei T. Yue (2002), University of Texas, Dallas

Vidyanand Choudhary, (1998), University of California, Irvine

Nancy Lightner, (1998), University of South Carolina.

Samir Gupta, (1995), ORIX Corporation, New York, New York.

Radha Mookerjee, (Co-Chair) (1993), Boeing Corporation, Seattle, Washington.

J.S. Roan, (1991), Assistant Professor, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.

Committee Member for Doctoral Dissertations

Karem Tomak, MIS.

Paul Beckman, MIS.

Sashidhar Kondareddy, MIS.

Byung Cho Kim, MIS.

Indranil Bose, MIS.

Vijay Mookerjee, MIS.

Peinan Zhang, Computer Science.

Rajesh Piplani, Industrial Engineering.

Scott Moses, Industrial Engineering.

James Chu, Industrial Engineering.

Charles Trappey, Consumer Sciences and Retailing.

Dan Worobetz, Management Science.


Interdisciplinary Research Activity

Dr. Chaturvedi is the Director of Purdue Homeland Security Institute.

Dr. Chaturvedi chaired the Purdue's CyberInfrastructure Advisory Committee.

Dr. Chaturvedi is the Director of Purdue e-Business Research Center.

Dr. Chaturvedi is the Director of Indiana Consortium for e-Business Research.

Dr. Chaturvedi is a charter member of Purdue's Computing Research Institute.

Dr. Chaturvedi is a charter member of Center for Wireless Systems and Applications

Dr. Chaturvedi is actively involved with Purdue's Center for Education and Research on Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) on information security research and education.

Dr. Chaturvedi helped establish Purdue's Center for Computational Image Analysis and Visualization as a charter member.

Dr. Chaturvedi was a co-PI on an NSF Proposal entitled, "Information Generation, Transmission, and Use in Complex Interdependent Markets and Organizations." This proposal involved collaboration between fifteen faculty members from six different departments and schools.

Dr. Chaturvedi was a co-PI on a ONR Proposal entitled, "Semantic Consistency and Heterogeneous Information Systems." This proposal involved collaboration between five faculty members from Purdue and Columbia University.


Journals Referee for

Information Systems Research

INFORMS Journal of Computing

Decision Sciences

Decision Support Systems

Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal

IEEE Computer

Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

Management Science

IEEE Visualization

Communications of the ACM

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