Prof. R. V. Rao

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​Dr. R. Venkata Rao is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat, India. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience. He was deputed thrice to the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand as a visiting Professor. He gained his B.Tech in 1988, M.Tech in 1991, and Ph.D. in 2002. Dr. Rao's research interests include: CAD/CAM, CIMS, advanced optimization methods, and fuzzy multiple attribute decision making methods. He has published about 300 research papers in national and international journals and conference proceedings and received national and international awards for best research work. He has been a reviewer to many national and international journals and on the editorial boards of few International journals. He had already authored four books entitled “Decision Making in the Manufacturing Environment Using Graph Theory and Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making Methods (Volume 1 (2007) and Volume 2 (2013))” and “Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes: International Research and Development (2010)” and “Mechanical Design Optimization Using Advanced Optimization Techniques (2012)” and all these books were published by Springer Verlag, UK.​