Dwaipayan Roy

Dwaipayan Roy

PhD Candidate
Supply Chain & Operations


  • B. Tech 2009
    Electrical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India
  • MBA 2012
    Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, India
  • PhD
    Supply Chain & Operations Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities


  • Public Sector Operations
  • Public Sector Procurement
  • Technology Management
  • Healthcare Delivery in Emerging Economies


Dwaipayan's research interests lie at the intersection of operations management and public policy. In particular, his current research activities focus on two main streams (i) organization and execution of government technology programs and contracts, and (ii) surgical care delivery by non-profit organizations and governments in low-, and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The first research stream evaluates technology management and contracting practices of the U.S. federal government. This work has been motivated by real world challenges in public sector operations that requires federal agencies to align their activities with the needs of multiple stakeholders, while utilizing taxpayer contributions efficiently to deliver essential goods and services to the public.

The second stream focuses on the challenges associated with designing scalable and sustainable supply chains to deliver surgical care for congenital heart diseases (CHD) in low-, and middle-income countries (LMICs). With nearly 960,000 children being born in LMICs with CHD, and only 1% having access to life saving surgical care, there exists an urgent need to bridge the gap between the supply and demand available for CHD surgical care in these underserved communities.

In both these research streams, Dwaipayan takes a theoretically grounded empirical approach wherein he combines secondary data collected from publicly available sources with rigorous econometric techniques to derive novel and actionable insights from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint. 

Dwaipayan is a recipient of The Carlson School of Management Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award (2019-2020), PhD Student Teaching Excellence Award (2018-2019) and the Kristy Cua Doctoral Student Excellence Award (2018). 


  • Taxing the Taxpayers: An Empirical Investigation of the Drivers of Baseline Changes in U.S. Federal Government Technology Programs. (Submitted for 3rd round review at Manufacturing and Service Operations Management).
  • Preference Programs for R&D Contracts in Public Sector Procurement: Evidence from U.S. Federal Government Set Asides Program. (Under Preparation for submission to Management Science).
  • Do Preference Programs in Public Sector Procurement Help or Hinder Firm Growth? An Empirical Examination of the “Peter Pan Syndrome” in U.S. Federal Government Contractors. (Status: Data collected, Analysis in progress).
  • The Role of International NPOs and Local Government in Delivering Long-Term Surgical Care in Underserved Communities: Complementarity or Substitution Effects? (Status: Data collected, Analysis in progress). 

Dwaipayan is also a part of the INFORMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Ambassadors program under which he has been working towards highlighting the idiosyncratic challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community within INFORMS.

Prior to joining the PhD program, Dwaipayan gained valuable experience working as a project manager for a semi-private multi-national bank. 

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