R. PANNEERSELVAM, Ph.D., is former 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 39 years of teaching and research experience, including his service at College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, he has authored thirteen other well-established books, including Production and Operations Management, Operations Research, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, System Simulation, Modelling and Languages (twelve published by PHI Learning and one published by Cengage Learning). Besides, he has also published more than 100 research articles in leading national and international journals, and Conference proceedings.