· Awarded one course buyout: Fall 2016, 2017, 2018.
· ISERC Best Track Paper Award, National Security Track: Keith DeGregory, United States Military Academy and Rajesh Ganesan, George Mason University, Approximate Dynamic Programming for Scheduling Federal Air Marshals in Real Time, 2016.
· Awarded Faculty Study Leave, GMU Provost Office, 2015
· Teacher of Distinction Award, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, GMU, 2012.
· 1st Prize Best Dissertation Award, INFORMS Aviation Application Section, for Dr. Ganesan’s Ph.D. student – Poornima Balakrishna, 2010.
· Graduate Research Award, Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program’s in Public-Sector Aviation Issues, for Dr. Ganesan’s M.S. student – Sameer Kulkarni, 2010.
· U.S. Patent: Ganesan, R., Das, T.K., and Ramachandran R., System for multiresolution analysis assisted reinforcement learning approach to run-by-run control, U.S. Patent # 7,672,739, 2010.
· Outstanding Teaching Award- Volgenau School of Engineering, GMU, 2009
· Best Paper Award (Air Transportation Track and Session), 27th IEEE-Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Estimating Taxi-Out Times with a Reinforcement Learning Algorithm, Poornima Balakrishna, Rajesh Ganesan, Lance Sherry, SEOR, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and Benjamin S. Levy, Sensis Corporation, East Syracuse, NY, 2008.
· U.S. Patent: Ganesan, R., Das, T.K., Sikder, A., and Kumar, A., System and method for the identification of chemical mechanical planarization defects U.S. Patent # 7,377,170, 2008.
· U.S. Patent: Das, T.K., Ganesan, R., Sikder, A., and Kumar, A., System and method for online end point detection for use in chemical mechanical planarization. U.S. Patent # 7,406,396, 2008.
· New Partner in Education Award: Alexandria City Public Schools, 2008.
· Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of South Florida, 2006.
· Institute of Industrial Engineers- IIE Graduate Research Award (for Masters Thesis), 1st Prize, 2004.
· Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award, University of South Florida, 2003.
· University First Rank in B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1996.
· Academic Excellence Award, Mechanical Engineering Association, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, 1995.
· College Merit Scholarship, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India 1993.
· National Merit Scholarship, Govt. of India, 1992.
Elected Positions at Professional Societies
· Council Member of Quality, Statistics and Reliability (QSR) subdivision, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2010-2012.
· Secretary and Treasurer for INFORMS QSR division, 2008-2010.
· Nominated for National Security Agency’s (NSA) Award for Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition, 2017.
· Designated as Papers With Practical Content by ACM TIST. Ganesan, R., Jajodia, S., Cam, H. Optimal scheduling of cybersecurity analysts for minimizing risk," ACM Trans. on Intelligent Systems and Technology, Vol. 8(4), 32 pages, 2017, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2914795 https://www.acm.org/publications/practical-content-papers
· Nominated by GMU students: Advisor of the Year 2016, 2017.
· Inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (Univ. of South Florida Chapter), 2010.
· Promoted as Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, MICO-Bosch, 1999.
· Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s who in Engineering Education 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2012.
· 2000 Outstanding Scientists 2008/2009, International Biographical Centre, Great Britain.
In the news_____ _____________________________________________________________________
· So fake, it's almost real https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/424341 May 8, 2017
· Student-focused Volgenau advisors know what it takes to be nominated for Advisor of the Year https://volgenau.gmu.edu/news/393541 April 12, 2017
· IISE-ISERC Best Track Papers Awards, National Security: Keith DeGregory, United States Military Academy; and Rajesh Ganesan, George Mason University; "Approximate Dynamic Programming for Scheduling Federal Air Marshals in Real Time" http://www.iise.org/details.aspx?id=42003 May, 2016