Dr. Vishnu Girishan Prabhu

Dr. Vishnu Girishan Prabhu

Assistant Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering

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Vishnu Prabhu is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His primary research interest is data-driven decision-making in healthcare, where he combines human factors and mathematical modeling to improve patient, physician, and system outcomes. He is also passionate about utilizing new technologies (AR, VR, etc.), wearable devices, digital health tools, and non-pharmacological techniques to address pain, anxiety, and mental health issues and have conducted multiple clinical trials. Before joining UNC Charlotte, he was an operations research intern at Stanford Health Care, CA, and PRISMA Health, SC, where he was involved in academic research and applications.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
  • B.S., Mechanical Production Engineering, University of Kerala


  • SEGR 2105 Computational Methods for Systems Engineering I


  • Operations Research for Healthcare optimization (resource allocation, scheduling, forecasting)
  • XR (Virtual, Augmented Reality, etc.), wearables, digital health tools to improve patient outcomes and physician well-being
  • Human-computer interaction and User-experience research
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (pattern detection, early onset detection, etc.)

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Research Assistant of the Year, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year Award, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
  • Best Graduate Student Leader Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, PRISMA Health

Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society – Industrial Engineering Honor Society
  • Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Society for Health Systems (SHS)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • American Psychological Association