Data Science & Information Systems
B.E., (ECE); Fellow (PhD), IIM Lucknow
Hemalatha Chandrashekhar has done her Fellow Program in Management (Ph.D) from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow in the area of Information Systems. Her bachelor’s degree (Electronics and Communication Engineering) was from Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu. After the completion of her Ph.D, more than a decade ago, she joined academics and has served as a faculty in the area of Information Systems at IIM, Indore and at IIM, Ranchi, before joining IFMR, GSB in 2013. In the flagship programs across the three institutes, she has taught and continues to teach the core course – Management Information Systems (now renamed Information Systems for Business). She also offers a host of electives that includes Data Mining & Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and Deep Learning & Natural Language Processing. Her research work has been in the area of Autonomous Agents, broadly examining the role of Agents in Product Recommendations and Automated Negotiations. She has presented her research work in national and international conferences. Her research papers have also been published in ranked international journals. Her current research interest is in the area of Data Science. She is an active member of the Analytics Hub at IFMR GSB and one of the major contributors in various hub activities that include running long duration weekend certificate programs in Business Analytics and Big Data for working executives, short duration training programs in Data Science for corporates and consultancy assignments from corporates that require analysis of large volumes of enterprise data.