RA with Prof Sumeet Kumar

The Indian School of Business (ISB) aims to train promising young researchers in various disciplines of management (Accounting, Finance, Economics and Public Policy, Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, and Strategy). Toward this end, we seek applications from motivated individuals with a strong academic background for the position of Research Associate (RA). RAs work directly and closely with ISB’s faculty members on their research projects. Many RAs, after successful completion of their projects, have been admitted to graduate programs (Masters/Ph.D.) in top universities across the world. 


This posting is for an RA position with Prof. Sumeet Kumar (Information Systems, ISB) and Prof. Ravi Bapna (Carlson School of Management) in the broad area of Artificial Intelligence for Social Good. Selected candidate will assist a team of faculty members on projects aimed at understanding the impact of YouTube Kids videos on learning outcomes of young kids.  



  • Developing machine learning models to analyse YouTube videos 

  • 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 qualifications and skills: 

  • 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 


Preferred experience and skills 

  • Relevant projects in machine learning and natural-language processing 

  • Advanced programming skills 

  • Understanding of econometric models 



ISB is a research driven business school. In addition to working on research projects, selected candidate will have be part of a vibrant ecosystem of researchers, resident as well as visiting faculty and will be able to participate in research seminars, workshops, and PhD-level courses. The position offers a competitive salary along with other benefits (CTC).  


Location: Hyderabad 

Vacancy: 1 

This is a full-time position with earliest possible joining date. If interested, please email your CV to careers_ra_fd@isb.edu clearly indicating your CGPA or percentage score, undergraduate and graduate level transcripts. Feel free to add additional links to your project portfolio/ github/ website, if any. Please mention “Research Associate – Sumeet Kumar” in the subject line. 

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