The crew is an expensive resource and works under strict guidelines. They must take adequate rest before every trip, must not work beyond certain number of hours in a single duty, should get periodic rest, etc.
When large scale IT implementation is done on a predominantly manual process, it is expected that the manual process will be improved with respect to efficiency, quality and cycle time. Experience shows that this is not always the case
We are a group of mathematicians who are experts in development of heuristic algorithms to solve complex business problems. These are general purpose methods which can be used in many types of business problems.
This startup is created to realize our dream of making innovative solutions for railways. We will focus on complex mathematical problems that have not been solved so far and make IT solutions around them. In our discussion with railway officers, optimization of crew links for coaching trains was identified as one of the most important and mathematically complex problems that, if solved, will have a huge financial impact. Existing operations research literature does not provide a method suitable for a complex network like Indian Railways. We researched on this problem, developed our method to handle it and tested it on the Indian Railways real data. Now we have developed a decision support system to make coaching crew links. We will patent this invention.
MathoLogic is advised by IIM professors and retired railway officers. The startup also gets support from other mathematics and computer science experts, who spend time and guide us in this journey.
Dr. Manish Kumar, is a founder director of the startup. He is an expert in expert in railways, information systems and operations research. He is Fellow of IIM Calcutta, M.Tech from IIT Delhi and B.Tech from HBTI Kanpur. He worked with Indian Railways in middle management roles. He was a faculty at Management Development Institute Gurgaon and a researcher at Infosys Labs. He has written manyresearch papers on Monte-Carlo simulation, process optimization and business process management. He has also filed patents.
Prof. Bodhibrata Nag is advisor to the company. He is Professor in the Operations Management Group of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He received his PhD (Fellow) in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from IIM Calcutta after having received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He has received training in case method of teaching and case development at Harvard Business School and power project design at Electricite de France. He has more than twenty years of industry experience and nearly a decade of teaching and research experience.