Research Associate with Professor Sumeet Kumar

Role: Research Associate

Location: Hyderabad (On-Site)

No of Openings: 1

Faculty Name: Professor Sumeet Kumar

Academic Area: Information Systems

Research Summary of the Faculty:

Professor Sumeet Kumar:

Sumeet Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. He studies problems at the intersection of technology and society. He is interested in analyzing user behaviour, quantifying online forums' polarization, and finding advertisements disguised as regular content on online platforms. His current focus is on finding implicit/hidden advertisements in videos posted on kids' platforms like YouTube kids. Sumeet completed his undergraduate education at IIT Kanpur. He has two master's degrees, one in Software Engineering and another in Machine Learning, from Carnegie Mellon. He also earned his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University.

About ISB

The Indian School of Business (ISB) evolved from the need for a world-class business school in Asia. The founders, some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds, anticipated the leadership needs of the emerging Asian economies. The ISB is committed to creating such leaders through its innovative programs, outstanding faculty, and thought leadership. 
The Indian School of Business (ISB) provides a robust environment that generates high-quality research that is both contemporary and rigorous.

About this Position:

This posting is for an RA position with Prof. Ravi Bapna (Carlson School of Management) and Prof. Sumeet Kumar (Information Systems, ISB) in the broad area of using Artificial Intelligence for solving business and societal problems. The selected candidate will assist a team of faculty members on projects aimed at improving the learning outcomes of young kids using learning enhancement technologies.

Roles & Responsibilities:

You will:

·       Developing machine learning models to analyze unstructured data (language/video).

·       Collecting and processing large-scale language and video data.

·       Using platforms like M-Turk to label data.

·       Conducting literature review in a broad array of disciplines including computer science, information systems, economics.

·       Collaborating with various stakeholders such as schools.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

Skills and Qualifications :

·       Good understanding of Machine Learning

·       Working knowledge of programming languages such as Python. 

·       Undergraduate/graduate degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Engineering, Social Sciences

·       Superior academic performance, especially in analytical and quantitative courses

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated evidence of writing (reports, articles, dissertations) preferable

·       Ability to incorporate intellectual inputs from multiple disciplines and to work independently

·       Strong professional ethic including attention to detail, commitment to task completion under aggressive deadlines, and ability to multitask


Nice to have Skills:

·       Good understanding of Econometrics

·       Relevant projects in machine learning and natural-language processing

·       Advanced programming skills

·       Understanding of econometric models

Our Commitment towards you:

ISB is a research-focused business school. It offers a variety of opportunities to understand the current management phenomena in depth, through research brown-bag seminars, workshops, and PhD-level courses. It provides several options to hone a person’s analytical skills.


Along with the competitive salary and plethora of employee benefits, ISB hosts a world-class Learning Resource Centre in the entire Asia, Comprehensive Health and Personal Accident Cover for you and your family members. ISB believes in creating a truly inclusive culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone through our ideas and collaborations. 

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