Putcha, Chandrasekhar

Dr. Chandrasekhar Putcha is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Putcha has published more than 135 research papers in various disciplines such as Engineering, Medicine, Kinesiology, Political Science and Sociology. His research areas of interest are – Reliability, Risk Analysis, Optimization and Mathematical Modeling.

Econometric and Forecasting Models
2013 0-7734-4496-3
This book is an interdisciplinary compilation of articles written by various professors and practitioners working in the general area of economics, forecasting and allied fields. A diverse range of interesting articles, such as, tourism, outsourcing, unemployment, inflation, housing prices, infectious disease control, provide the reader a unique perspective about the existing research on that topic, using quantitative methods.

Indeterminate Structural Analysis
2013 0-7734-4470-X
This textbook covers the analysis of indeterminate structures by force method, displacement method and stiffness method in a total of six chapters which can be covered in a single course on indeterminate structural analysis. It includes an as-needed discussion of the unit load method, which is arguably the best method to calculate deflections when solving problems by the force method.

Mathematical Formulation of Poverty Index: How We Measure Poverty in Different Nations Around the World
2013 0-7734-1454-1
This is a multidiscipline collection of articles by different authors working in diverse such fields such as: Sociology, Engineering, and Economics etc. Each author listed in this book has a solid research background and has made significant contributions in his/her own filed. Since poverty is of general interest to academicians ( especially those involved in teaching and research) as well as to pure researchers, the book is an optimal blend of various articles joined by the common theme of poverty.

The main point of the book is that, while it can be used by researchers to advance their research topic, it can also be easily understood by a general reader and utilized as a textbook in a classroom model. It is hoped that the readers from various cross sections of the society will find the book interesting and helpful in advancing their understanding of how the poverty index is measured from a global perspective.


Methods of Forecasting American Election Outcomes: Studies in Strategies for Prediction
2010 0-7734-3827-0
This interdisciplinary monograph analyzes presidential and legislative elections themes. Topics covered in the work include a critical discussion of all the forecasting models used in the past 20 years, and an examination of the forecasting of Presidential elections from an engineering and mathematical point of view, and actual mathematical equations between predicted votes and the polls.