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Abhinanda Sarkar

Associate Dean MYRA School of Business PhD: Stanford University, USA

Dr.Abhinanda Sarkar till recently Principal Scientist, Software Sciences and Analytics, in GE Global Research was based in the GE John F Welch Technology Center in Bangalore.

In this role, Abhinanda worked with GE research and engineering teams as they design software and solutions built around data mining, modeling, and optimization. He is also Manager of the Edison Engineering Development Program for high-potential engineering talent. Earlier in GE, Abhinanda has served as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has led and contributed to services technologies for GE Energy and GE Capital focused mostly on risk management and reliability. In a research career with GE, IBM, and MIT, Abhinanda’s publications and patents have been in applying statistical and probabilistic methods to areas such as wind energy forecasting, bond market analytics, biomedical text mining, content-based image retrieval, wireless network interference, gravitational wave detection, etc.

Dr.Sarkar received his B. Stat and M. Stat degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and his PhD in Statistics (with a minor in Economics) from Stanford University, USA. He taught Applied Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, for several years while pursuing research interests in time-frequency methods in stock prices and mutual fund ranking dynamics. He has also been visiting faculty at Stanford and ISI. While at IBM Research, he received invention achievement awards for his work on pricing of e-commerce services.

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