Tharanga K. Rajapakshe is an associate professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. She holds a PhD in management science, a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, and Master of Business Administration, from Naveen Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas. She obtained her Bachelor degree in Production Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Tharanga’s research interests are twofold, Socially Responsible Operations Management and Production/Service Operations Management. Her work in Socially Responsible Operations Management, investigates the impact of government policies and influence of other social organizations on firms’ operational decisions.  Her work in Production/Service Operations Management analyzes challenging real-world operation management problems and provide optimal or near optimal solution methodologies. She has published her work in flagship journals such as Operations Research and Production and Operations Management. She has taught both bachelor and master level courses including Operations Management, Managerial Quantitative Analysis, Project Management, and Principles of Logistics/Transportation Systems. She also serves as an editorial review board member of Production and Operations Management journal and International Journal of Integrated Supply Management.

Research Interests

Socially Responsible Operations Management, Production/Service Operations Management


Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Managerial Quantitative Analysis, Project Management, Principles of Logistics/Transportation Systems