Prof. Pradip K Das received his B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Jadavpur University, India. His research interests are in the areas of distributed computing, mobile computing, ad hoc and sensor networks and application of technology for differently abled persons. He is a Life Senior Member of IEEE (USA), a member of the ACM (USA) and Fellow of the IE (India) and IETE (India).
Dr. Das is the Founder Director of the School of Mobile Computing and Communication, a Centre of Excellence at Jadavpur University, created by the University Grants Commission, Govt. of India. He served as a Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Jadavpur University. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, where he was involved in post-doctoral research and teaching at the Master’s level. He was a recipient of the prestigious “Technology for Teaching” award in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, instituted by Hewlett Packard, in the year 2006. Dr. Das has been successfully guiding PhD students. So far he has supervised over ten (10) dissertations.
Prof. Indranil Bose is Full Professor of Management Information Systems at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Presently he is Co-ordinator of the Case Research Center at IIM Calcutta. He has acted as Chairperson of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics, Co-ordinator of the MIS Group, and Advisor of Analytics at the State Bank of India. Previously he was a faculty member at the University of Hong Kong, University of Florida, and the University of Texas at Arlington.
He has published 150+ papers in well-regarded journals and international conferences in the areas of business analytics, telecommunication, innovation, and information security. Among these 75 papers have appeared in top-tier peer-reviewed journals. He was ranked as the 29th most productive researcher in the world in terms of publications in top-tier journals in Information Systems (2005-2014) and the most productive researcher in terms of quality and quantity in Indian management schools (2004-2014). He is frequently included as a program committee member for major international conferences in ICT.
Prof. Arijit Sen is an IT Professional for over 23+ years in the IT Services Industry. He has worked in reputed IT Services Organizations (e.g. Infosys and Cognizant) for more than 18+ years. Started his career as a Developer (C/C++) and then as an Architect for about 16-17 years.
He has also worked as a leader in 10+ application development projects in his career (6+ years) where he had extensive Customer relationship management (Technology perspective primarily) experience. Arijit has spent more than 5+ years at onsite (mostly at US) in the Senior/Principal Architect role in BFS (Banking and Financial Services) domain for clients like Goldman Sachs and ABN AMRO. Led several CoEs (Center of Excellences) on Cloud and DevOps. Worked in Big Data and Machine Learning innovations for the last 3 years both as a developer and Architect.
Prof. Bodhibrata Nag is a Professor in the Operations Management Group of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. He received his PhD (Fellow) in Operations Research and System Analysis from IIM Calcutta after having received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. He also holds certifications in various areas of Operations Management and Data Sciences from The World Bank, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Georgia Institute of Technology,ESSEC Business School, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), University of Virginia, University of Amsterdam, John Hopkins University, Delft University of Technology and Technische Universitat Munchen. He has received training in case method of teaching and case development at Harvard Business School and power projects designs at Electricite de France.
He has authored two other books titled Optimal Design of Timetables for Large Railways and Business Applications of Operations Research. He was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellowship for research at the University of Michigan, University of Texas and BNSF Railway.