R. PANNEERSELVAM, Ph.D., is Professor of the Department of Management Studies, School of Management, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He has been the Chairman of Computer Society of India (Pondicherry Chapter) and carried out overseas consultancy for CEMS, Malaysia. His area of expertise includes computer systems, quantitative methods and operations management. With more than 35 years of teaching and research experience, including his service at College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, he has authored eleven other well-established books, including Design and Analysis of Algorithms, System Simulation, Modelling and Languages (all published by PHI Learning). Besides, he has also published about 100 research articles in leading national and international journals, and Conference proceedings.
P. SIVASANKARAN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alpha College of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry. Also, he has served at various engineering institutions including Anna University, Chennai. He is teaching BE students of Mechanical Engineering and ME students of various related streams. He has published about 12 research articles in leading national and international journals. His research areas include assembly line balancing, production scheduling, flexible manufacturing system and quality management. He has to his credit a textbook on Quality Management published by PHI Learning.