Dr. M. Pachayappan is an Assistant Professor of Production and Operations Management for Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship. He has previously held position as Assistant Professor at the School of International Business, School of Management, Pondicherry University (2015-2017). He has been a Visiting Faculty for Vellore Institute of Technology – Business School, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India. He is a B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering graduate and M.B.A from Pondicherry University, Puducherry. He completed his PhD in the domain of Operations Management, his research spans on Industry 4.0, Internet of Manufacturing Things, Cellular Manufacturing System, Business Analytics, Big Data Technologies, Social Network Analytics and Web & Text mining.
Pachayappan is expertise in the qualitative and quantitative tools like Gephi, NVivo, R Studio (packages like tm, qdap, twiteeR, RHadoop, RHIPE), SPSS and Math-Modeling tools like LINDO and CPLEX. He has been an invited speaker and resource person for several workshops held at universities and B-Schools in India. He has presented in several international conferences including INFORMS 2017 Annual Conference and has published national and international journals of repute. His research on Cellular Manufacturing System has been performed and implemented in close cooperation with SME sectors in Pondicherry. His research appears in several peer reviewed journals like Asian Journal of Empirical Research, Journal of Material Today, Journal of Intelligent Information Management, The Journal of Practicing Managers – UDYOG PRAGATHI, Industrial Engineering Journal – IIIE, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security and among others.