Vikram Kilambi

Vikram Kilambi

Associate Research Department Director, Engineering and Applied Sciences Department; Operations Researcher

Vikram Kilambi is an associate research department director of RAND's Engineering and Applied Sciences Department, and an operations researcher at the RAND Corporation. He focuses on personnel and resource management in health-care, defense, and homeland security. His specialty is in assisting sponsors and team members with applying quantitative methodologies that help organizations and processes achieve improved performance, reliability, and economy. He has contributed to various studies on resource and personnel management for the U.S. Department of the Air Force and components of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security including a congressionally-mandated study for the U.S. Army. In health-care, Kilambi is a NIH R01 co-investigator that is examining policies for improving the efficiency and equity of the logistic network used to allocate solid organs for transplantation in the United States. Kilambi enjoys interdisciplinary work and has published experience with applications of optimization, computer/stochastic simulation, applied probability, decision analysis, and econometrics. He also has published experience in applied microeconomics research, particularly in discrete choice experiments and experimental design. He received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and the Management Sciences from Northwestern University and a BA/BS in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Chicago.

As an associate research department director, Kilambi helps manage 200 research employees and 150 adjuncts across multiple STEM fields and supports core operations and strategic goals for hiring, retaining, and developing top research talent.


Ph.D. in indust eng & mgmt sciences, Northwestern University; M.S. in indust eng & mgmt sciences, Northwestern University; B.S. in mathematics, University of Chicago; B.A. in economics, University of Chicago

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