Academic Board

Industry involvement on several aspects of the CBA program is crucial for making it a world class program in the area of Business Analytics. The members of the Industry Advisory Council represent Indian-based global IT services, consulting companies and professional service network that help  in making the program better through several avenues. Some of the areas where they help us are:
  • Attending  two advisory council meetings every year to give feedback on the program structure, student quality, curriculum and other aspects to help make the program better.
  • Sponsoring the firm’s employee(s) to participate in the program as per the Employer Sponsorship Programme.
  • Sharing any datasets that may be useful for conducting the course work in the program.
  • Nominating senior members from their organization, on an as requested basis, to be able to come as speakers to the program either as part of the regular class or for sessions beyond the class.
  • Offering projects to the participants of the program, to be done as part of the curriculum.

Manish Gangwar
Associate Professor at Indian School of Business Manish Gangwar is a faculty member at Indian School of Business. Professor Gangwar holds a PhD in marketing from The University of Texas at Dallas. His research explores marketing issues using quantitative models. He has developed several theoretical models that have applications in designing optimal promotional strategies in frequently purchased goods and optimal pricing tariffs in service industry. Although, his research interest primarily lies in exploring pricing issues, he has also researched consumers’ store choice decisions, celebrity advertising in emerging markets, safety incentive programs in US construction industry and product recall communication strategies. He has an MS from the University of Kentucky, BE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and years of industry experience.

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Rajib Saha
Assistant Professor, Information Systems at Indian School of Business Professor Rajib Saha is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Indian School of Business (ISB). His current research interest includes network markets, group purchasing in healthcare, healthcare information systems, software product development, etc. Prior to joining ISB, he taught graduate level courses in the area of Operations Management and Information Systems at the University of Rochester, and worked in the IT industry for several years at organisations such as Oracle and Novell.

Saha received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Rochester, New York and B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

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Shailesh Kumar
Chief Data Scientist, CoE AI/ML, Jio Dr. Shailesh Kumar is a Member of Technical Staff at Google, Hyderabad where he works on Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, and Computer Vision problems for various Google products. Prior to joining Google, he has worked as a Principal Dev. Manager at Microsoft (Bing) Hyderabad, Sr. Scientist at Yahoo! Labs Bangalore, and Principal Scientist at Fair Isaac Research in San Diego, USA. Dr. Kumar received his PhD in Computer Engineering in 2000 (with a specialization in statistical pattern recognition and data mining) and Masters in Computer Science in 1997 (with a specialization in artificial intelligence and machine learning), both from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

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Sridhar Seshadri
Professor of Business Administration and James F. Towey Faculty Fellow, Illinois Professor Sridhar Seshadri is Professor of Business Administration and James F. Towey Faculty Fellow. Professor Sridhar Seshadri holds a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He was a Professor of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the University of Texas, Austin. He has also been a faculty member at the Stern School of Business, New York University and the Administrative Staff College of India. 

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Sudhir Voleti
Associate Professor, Marketing at Indian School of Business Professor Voleti is an Associate Professor with the Marketing Area at the Indian School of Business (ISB). He received his Ph.D. from Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester. 

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