Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar

Operations Research and Information Engineering
Applied Probability and Statistics


Ravi Kumar is a graduate student in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University, working towards his Ph.D. degree. In 2009, he earned his M.S. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where his research involved vibration control and estimation of tumor motion for radiation therapy.

Kumar earned his B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India in 2003. From 2003 to 2007, he worked at BHEL in New Delhi as a design engineer focused on power plant applications.

Since 2009 he has been a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University. His research includes Markov decision processes with applications in energy efficient design and operation of cloud computing facilities.



  • Modeling and Uncertainty Quantification of Motion of Lung Tumors for Image Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Design of input shapers using modal cost for multi-mode systems
  • Dynamic Service Rate Control for a Single Server Queue with Markov Modulated Arrivals