The IS area trains students to harness the power of information and communication technology to reshape existing businesses and enable new products and services. Students learn about current technologies as well as appropriate organizational practices to realize their potential. A particular area of focus is data science, including the application of Big Data to inform business decisions.
Professor, DS & IS
Area Chair – Data Science & Information Systems, Chairperson – MBA Admissions
Amit taught in the undergraduate, MBA, PhD and executive programmes and conducted research in information systems at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 1994 to 2009. His teaching and research spanned the technology (database, networks, and information security) and behavioural (decision-making, technology evolution and e-Government) domains. For the next ten years, he worked at Qatar University, teaching at all levels (bachelors, masters and doctoral) and continuing his research in management and information systems. Amit has a B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, and a post-graduate diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM Calcutta. After working with Tata Motors in market research for three years, he earned his PhD in Information & Decision Sciences from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, in 1994. Amit has collaborated with businesses (such as Apple, Asatsu-DK, Cray Research, Google, HP, IBM, Oracle and Qatar Petroleum) and public sector organizations (such as APEC, IDA Singapore and People’s Association) on a variety of research and consulting projects. His papers have been published in reputed journals such as Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, International Small Business Journal, Journal of Behavioral Finance, and Information & Management. He is a regular participant at international conferences on management and information systems.
Dr. V. N. Rajesh is a seasoned Data Science and Business Analytics Professional with 15 + years of experience in Data Sciences. His rich and diverse experience has seen him engaged in multiple roles that include but are not limited to analytics and data science project delivery, product and platform development, data science consulting & research, Business Analytics COE establishment, and pre-sales & business development activities. He has designed and deployed analytical solutions for multiple clients across global markets in domains as diverse as Banking & Financial Services, Insurance, Retail, Healthcare, Railroad, Hospitality and Manufacturing. He has worked with leading IT service providers including Cognizant Technology Solutions, Hexaware, Wipro and Tech Mahindra. In his previous engagement, he was involved in the design and implementation of cutting-edge analytical solutions and policies to foster data-driven decision-making in the Government sector.
In the academia, Rajesh worked as Assistant Professor with the IT & Systems Group of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML) and as Visiting Associate Professor, Industrial Engineering Group, Mechanical Engineering Area of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), in Madrid, Spain. Rajesh has been an active researcher and has contributed 20+ articles to leading international technical conferences (IEEE ICDM, IEEE IRI, etc.) and refereed journals.
Primarily an engineer, Rajesh holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering (B.E. (Honors)) from the University of Bombay and has completed the Fellow Program in Management (FPM) from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB).
Aritra is an Assistant Professor at IFMR GSB, KREA University in the area of Data
Science and Information Systems. Aritra has completed his Ph.D. from IIT
Kharagpur in the area of Financial Markets Analytics. Aritra has completed his
M.Tech (Soft Computing / IT) and B.E. (CST) from IIEST, Shibpur. Prior to joining
IFMR GSB, Aritra was associated with IMT Ghaziabad. Aritra was Chairperson and
Assistant Professor in the area of Business Analytics at IMT Ghaziabad. Aritra was
also associated with global corporate firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),
Visa Inc., and RS Software. Aritra was Lead Data Scientist in PwC where he
managed a team of Data Science and Data Analytics Consultants under
Management Consulting – Advisory vertical. Aritra has extensively worked in the
areas of Data Science, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence. Aritra was also
awarded fellowship during his doctoral research at IIT Kharagpur. Prior to his Ph.D,
Aritra was Lecturer of Computer Science and Engineering in renowned engineering
colleges at West Bengal. Aritra has publications in leading analytics, finance and
business journals as well as case studies. Aritra is also certified corporate trainer.
Aritra has organised and as well as been primary resource in multiple MDP and
Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
B.E. and M.Tech from Indian Institute of Engineering Science And Technology,
Data Science in Business, Business Analytics, Natural Language Processing in
Business Forecasting, and Advanced Statistical Modelling in Business.