Dynamic Programming

Stochastic Optimization

Applications of Operations Research

Mathematical Modeling

Supply Chain Management

Six Sigma Quality



Damitha Bandara has more than 7 years of independent and collaborative research experience in Operations Research, Statistics and Supply Chain Management. His research interest areas are Simulation, Dynamic Programming, Stochastic Optimization, Applications of Operations Research, Mathematical Modeling, Supply Chain Management and Six Sigma Quality. Dr. Bandara has published on a variety of topics in operations research, statistical, and scientific journals, organized conference sessions, and presented his research as an invited and contributing speaker.



Ph.D. - Industrial Engineering, Clemson University

M.S. - Industrial Engineering, Clemson University

Postgraduate Diploma in Education, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Mathematics, University of Jayawardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Sample Publications

Bandara D. N., Determining Optimal Locations of Distribution Centers to Minimize Transportation Costs-Revision submitted- International Journal of Supply Chain and Inventory Management-October 2019

Bandara D. N., Comparison of Student Performance Under Two Teaching Methods: Face to Face and Online-International Journal of Education Research, Volume 12, Number 1, Fall 2017  

Bandara D. N., An Applications to the Traveling Salesman Problem- Operations Research and Applications: An International Journal (ORAJ), November 2017 Vol 4 No.3/4, pp. 9-20

Bandara D. N., Weerasena L.P., Metaheuristic Algorithms to Solve the Reserve Design Problem- IE 2016 and EMG 2016 Conference Proceedings


Bandara D. N., Mayorga M.E., and McLay L. A., Priority Dispatching Strategies for EMS Systems- Journal of Operational Research Society, 2014 Vol 65, pp.572-587

Bandara D. N., Mayorga M.E., and McLay L. A., Districting and Dispatching Polices for Emergency Medical Service Systems to Improve Patient Survival-IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 2013 Vol.3, Issue 1, pp.39-56


Bandara D. N., Mayorga M.E., and McLay L. A., Optimal Dispatching Strategies for Emergency Vehicles to Increase Patient Survivability-Int. J. of Operational Research, 2012 Vol.15, No.2, pp.195 – 214

Bandara D. N., Mayorga M.E., and McLay L. A., Optimal Geographical Districting of Emergency Vehicles-Industrial Engineering Regional Conference 2011