• 36 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Magesh Nagarajan is a Lecturer in Information Systems /IT management in Coventry University. He has a background in Engineering, a master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and a PhD in Operations and Information Management (Aston Business School, UK). As an interdisciplinary researcher, his primary interests are in applying Analytics, operational research, management science, Simulation, Agent-based modelling in enterprise and public services. He has particular interest in energy sector, utilities and public services.

Prior to PhD, he worked in IBM and was responsible for developing modules for telecom billing analytics using Oracle (SQL & PL/SQL)–J2EE platform to process data files received from many upstream business units, validate the data and load into appropriate Oracle tables. He was also involved in maintaining sub-routines to generate performance reports based on analytics from the loaded data. I was certified in Oracle SQL. He received “Bravo Award – The best of IBM” in IBM India Private Limited, a cash award and a certificate with citation “For his dedication, commitment and hard work which was key to the successful deployment of the Cable Partners Project”.

As a research fellow in University of Southampton, he provided data management and analysis in ‘Solent Achieving Value from Efficiency’ (SAVE) project which aims at understanding the electricity conservation behaviour under various interventions. He developed a big data management system in Hadoop (Cloudera) and R. He conceptualised a simulation model to support policy makers in understanding electricity conservation behaviour dynamics in a regional scale. I was also working on developing water demand estimation model during droughts using behavioural simulation approach (IMPETUS). He also devised R based visualisation application (E4DIS) for monitoring electricity generation and performance data from solar micro-grids in African countries (Energy for Development).

As a research Associate in United Nations University (Bonn, Germany), He conceptualised ABM for studying climate change driven migration in vulnerable countries. I also provided household survey data analyses using SPSS for eight case study countries. He managed data quality checks, cleaning and analysis in SPSS which were contributed to policy briefs in the project (Where the rainfalls).

As a research assistant in Aston University, he developed Operations Research models for urban crisis response planning and management using techniques such as Integer programming, Agent-based modelling, transportation modelling, sensitivity analysis and simulation. he worked as a Research Assistant in a European commission funded project involving ten countries to understand the evacuation preparedness by government organisations and particularly the role of OR models. He traveled and conducted semi-structure interviews with Government organisations and NGOs in European countries (Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Sweden, and UK) and Japan.


Teaching interests:

  • Computer Simulation
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Operational Research
  • Operational Research for Aviation Management
  • Big data analytics
  • ICT for Humanitarian aspects

Research Interests

  • Analytics
  • Operational research,
  • Simulation,
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Management science,
  • Research projects in particular (but not limited to) enterprise systems, transport, energy, utilities and public services.

PhD Project

  • Behioural simulation for smart mobility and transport policy
  • Analytics for Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure planning
  • Block-chain and its application for development sector
  • Decision support systems (DSS) for development sector
  • Behavioural simulation in problems for utilities (Water and electricity) and emergency management.
  • Modelling IoT and Industry 4.0 in Operations and Supply chain management.

Education/Academic qualification

Operations and Information Management, Doctorate, Aston University

Postgraduate certificate in Academic higher education practice, Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University

Engineering, MSc, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Engineering, Degree, Pondicherry University

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Research Output 2010 2018

  • 36 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 2 Book
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Other contribution
3 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

A geospatial approach of downscaling urban energy consumption density in mega-city Dhaka, Bangladesh

Sikder, S. K., Nagarajan, M., Kar, S. & Koetter, T., Dec 2018, In : Urban Climate. 26, p. 10-30 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
energy consumption
5 Citations (Scopus)
18 Downloads (Pure)

Domestic Water Demand During Droughts in Temperate Climates: Synthesising Evidence for an Integrated Framework

Manouseli, D., Anderson, B. & Nagarajan, M., Jan 2018, In : Water Resources Management. 32, 2, p. 433-447

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
water demand
material culture

Ecotricity: An Optimal Investment Decision for Electric Highway Expansion

Nagarajan, M., Balasubramanian, K. & Tamvada, J., 3 Feb 2018, 11 p. Ivey Publishers.

Research output: Other contribution

Electric vehicles
Integer programming
2 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Estimating scenarios for domestic water demand under drought conditions in England and Wales

Anderson, B., Manouseli, D. & Nagarajan, M., 1 Dec 2018, In : Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. 18, 6, p. 2100-2107 8 p., ws2018035.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
water demand
cost-benefit analysis
water use
integrated approach
travel time
warning system
information management