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Paul Swamidass

Paul M Swamidass

position: Professor Emeritus
dept: Department of Systems and Technology
phone: (334) 844-6822
office: 436 Lowder Hall

At Auburn since 1992


  • PhD, University of Washington - Seattle
  • BE (Mech. Engineering), Osmania University, India

Professional Activities

Dr. Paul Swamidass, Professor, was the former Director of Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management at Auburn University (2005-2014), and its flagship Business-Engineering-Technology Program for engineering and business students.

Recent book: ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM IDEA TO BUSINESS PLAN: A guide for innovative engineers and scientists, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (Order on

He is author/editor of Innovations in Competitive Manufacturing, AMACOM Books, NY, 2002; Encyclopedia of Production and Manufacturing Management, Kluwer Academic Publishing, Boston , 2000; Cross-Functional Management of Technology: Cases and Readings , Irwin publishers, Chicago, 1996. Dr. Swamidass has published over 100 papers, articles, proceedings, and book chapters on manufacturing as well as technological innovation. His research and reports have been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Wall Street Journal, and The Economist, among others. He was granted four US patents and one Canadian patent.

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"Engineer-Entrepreneur" for undergraduate, masters and doctoral level engineering students.

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