·         Faculty Study Leave, GMU Provost Office, 2015
·         Teacher of Distinction Award 2012, Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence, GMU.
·         INFORMS Aviation Application Section- 1st Prize Best Dissertation Award 2010 for Dr. Ganesan’s Ph.D. student – Poornima Balakrishna
·         Transportation Research Board’s Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Graduate Research Award 2010 in Public-Sector Aviation Issues for Dr. Ganesan’s M.S. student – Sameer Kulkarni
·         Outstanding Teaching Award 2009- Volgenau School of Engineering, GMU.
·         Best Paper Award 2008 (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.

·         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 Masters 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.


·         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.