Dr. Badri Toppur - Research Information

Associate Professor & Head of the Centre of Excellence - Business Analytics - RSB

Badri Toppur has joined Rajalakshmi School of Business as Associate Professor in the area of Statistics, Quantitative Techniques and Systems Analysis and Design. He has also been designated Head of the Center of Excellence for Business Analytics.

Prior to this, he was working as Associate Professor with Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai from 2010 to 2014. His first post was as Assistant Professor at T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal. He worked there from 2003 to 2010, where he gained experience teaching courses in Quantitative Techniques, Decision Analysis, Operations Research, Statistics and Computer Simulation. He has collaborated with other faculty on offering executive education programmes for Bangalore based companies such as HP and Oracle.


  1. Smith, J. MacGregor, and Badri Toppur, (1996), Euclidean Steiner Minimal Trees, Minimum Energy Configurations, and the embedding problem of Weighted Graphs in Euclidean Space. Discrete Applied Mathematics Vol 71(1-3), 187-215. (SCOPUS indexed)

  2. Toppur, Badri and J. MacGregor Smith, (2004), Properties of R-Sausages. Discrete and Computational Geometry, Springer Verlag, Vol 31(4), 587-611.

  3. Toppur, Badri and J. MacGregor Smith, (2005), A Sausage Heuristic for Steiner Minimal Trees in Three-Dimensional Euclidean Space. Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms, Springer Science+Business Media, BV, Vol 4(2), 199-217. (SCOPUS indexed)

  4. Ramakrishnan, Rajesh and Badri Toppur, (2007), Regression Analysis of Capacity Utilization for Estimating Competitor’s Payoff Matrix in Two-Player, Non-Zero Sum Games. ICFAI Journal of International Business, Vol. II, No. 2, 30-37.

  5. Toppur, Badri, (2009), A Brief History of Data Analysis, Mathematica, Mathematics Society Journal of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

  6. Kishan, Sanchit, Sri Sathyanarayanan, G. Anand Narayanamoorthy and Badri Toppur (July 2013), Business Process Optimization in Fuel Stations. International Journal of Management and Development, (ISSN:2321-1423), Volume 1, Number 2. 120--126

  7. Toppur, Badri. (June 2014), A Divide-and-Bridge Heuristic for Steiner Minimal Trees in the Euclidean Plane, International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management, Volume 20, Number 2, 101-114. (ABDC Rating: C, SCOPUS indexed)

  8. Abdullah Al-Jasser, Ibrahim, Sasidhar Bokkasam, and Badri Toppur, (June 2014), Cost Allocation of Operational Materials for an Alloy and Special Steel Plant using Excel Solver, International Review of Management and Business Research, Volume 3, Issue 2. (Citeseer Indexed, ResearchGate)

  9. Toppur, Badri, (February 2015), Selecting a Suitable B-School – Some Guidelines, Management Compass, Career Launcher, pp. 30-31.

  10. Ramakrishnam, P.R., Subhendu Dey, BadriToppur, and Merlin Mythili, (July 2016), A Study of Banking Stocks in India and an Appropriate Model for Prudent Investment, Research Bulletin, Volume 42, No. II.

  11. Toppur, Badri, (December 2016), Network Simplex in the Design of Steiner Minimal Trees - Two Motivating Examples, Conference Proceedings of SIMSR Global Supply Chain Conference, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Research, Mumbai.


  1. Toppur, Badri (1994), An Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm For Computing Steiner Minimal Trees” ORSA/TIMS Joint National Meeting, Boston MA, 24-27th April 1994.

  2. Toppur, Badri (2000), An O(N2) Sausage Heuristic For Determining Steiner Minimal Trees in E3”, 10th Annual Workshop on Computational Geometry, Stony Brook, NY, 27th-28th October.

  3. Toppur, Badri (2004), Application of Discriminant Analysis in Resort Management. Fifth international conference on Operations and Quantitative Management, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, 25-27th October 2004.

  4. Toppur, Badri (2005), Computer Simulation for Accurate Estimation of Expected Pension Liability, 37th ORSI conference, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 8th-11th January 2005.

  5. Toppur, Badri (2005), Excel Support for computing an equilibrium for two-player, non-zero sum games, 6th International Conference on Quantitative Management at IIM Indore between August 9th and 11th.

  6. Toppur, Badri (2006), “Computer Simulation of Accurate Estimation of Expected Pension Liability”, Third AIMS conference, 1st - 4th January 2006. IIM Ahmedabad.

  7. Toppur, Badri and A. R. Rajesh (2006), Interpolating the Competitor’s Payoff Matrix in Two-Player Non-Zero Sum Games Due to Lack of Information, 7th International Conference on Quantitative Management at Jaipuria Insitute of Management, between August 3rd.-5th.

  8. Toppur, Badri (2007), in Computing an Equilibrium Pair for Two-Player Non-zero Sum Games using a spreadsheet, 39th convention of the Operations Research Society of India at Heritage Institute of Technology, Salt Lake, Kolkata between August 5th – 7th January.

  9. Toppur, Badri (2008), Production planning at a steel mill using Multiple Arc Network formulation and variation on Ford-Fulkerson algorithm, ORSI Chennai workshop at Anna University, Chennai on December 25th.

  10. Toppur, Badri (2009), Production planning at a steel mill using Multiple Arc Network formulation and variation on Ford-Fulkerson algorithm, 6th AIMS conference at IBA, Noida between 28th December 2008 and 2nd January.

  11. Toppur, Badri (2009), O.R. technique for cost allocation of operational materials, at a steel plant at APORS 2009. Attended 42nd conference of the Operations Research Society of India at Jaipuria Institute of Technology, Jaipur between December 6th and 9th.

  12. Toppur, Badri, Shishir Kumar, and Sauneet Kumar (2011), “IT alignment of Service Oriented Enterprises”, proceedings of 10th ICOQM conference held between June 28th and 30th 2011 at Symbiosis Institute of Management, Nasik.

  13. Toppur, Badri (2011), A Divide and Bridge heuristic for Computing Steiner Minimal Trees, at the 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming (ISMP) in TU, Berlin, Germany, August 19th and 24th.

  14. Toppur, Badri (2012), Divide and Bridge heuristic for Computing Steiner Minimal Trees, Talk on September 7th, at the International Workshop on Decision Making and Optimization, organized by ORSI Chennai chapter, at IIT Madras.

  15. Toppur, Badri (2013), “GIS in the Energy Companies” at the seventh DSI conference at IMI Gurgaon, Delhi. December.

  16. Toppur, Badri, (2014), A Divide and Conquer heuristic for Steiner Minimal Trees on the Plane, IFORS conference in Barcelona, Spain, July 13th to 18th.

  17. Toppur, Badri, (2016), Network Simplex in the Design of Steiner Minimal Trees-Motivating Examples. Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida, NCR(India), 12th-14th December.

  18. Toppur, Badri (2016), Network Simplex in the Design of Steiner Minimal Trees- Two Motivating Examples, Global Supply Chain Conference, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Vidyavihar (E), Mumbai, 16th December

  19. Toppur, Badri (2017), Emerging Trends in Analytics, Department of Commerce, Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirappalli, 19th January.

  20. Toppur, Badri (2017), Applications of SPSS, Dr. MGR University- Educational and Research Institute, Maduravoyal, Chennai, 25th October.

  21. Toppur, Badri (2017), Steiner Minimal Trees – Motivating Examples, Recent Trends in Operations Research and Statistics (RTORS), IIT Roorkee, December 29th.

  22. Toppur, Badri (2018), Data Envelopment Analysis of Public Sector Banks and Ranking, VELS institute of science, technology & advanced studies (VISTAS), Pallavaram, Chennai, 26th and 27th April.


  1. Render, Barry, Ralph Stair, Michael Hanna, and Badri Toppur (2009), Quantitative Analysis for Management, Pearson, 10th edition.

  2. Toppur, Badri and Jatinder N.D. Gupta (2012), Enhancing Competitiveness using Decision Sciences, Proceedings of Fifth Conference of the Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute, Macmillan.