Bell Labs Fellow, ASME Fellow
Lewis E. Hester Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Global Ambassador, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
Managing Director Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics
Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems
We are delighted to introduce you to the Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics at the Virginia Tech Center for Advanced Research and Education in Chennai. Virginia Tech is a globally reputed comprehensive university with leading colleges in engineering, business, medicine, liberal arts, and the sciences. According to Forbes, by the year 2020, we will be creating 1.7 megabytes of data every second per person, giving us 44 trillion gigabytes of data. From ordering food to entertainment to autonomous vehicles, each of us will be engulfed by more data than we are neurologically equipped to handle. The scale and ubiquity of data is already forcing corporations to find ingenious ways to analyze, track, and leverage data for strategy and operations. As data volumes continue to explode, businesses need to continually upgrade the education and skill level of their employees to fully utilize the power of data for a competitive edge in the market. The Virginia Tech, India, Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics is designed to fulfill this need.
This program offers an innovative approach for learners who are interested not only in how to analyze the universe of data but also in the technologies, architecture, security, and multifaceted analytical approaches that are vital to create sustainable solutions.Through classroom and clinical instruction, you will learn the contemporary technologies that make machine learning, optimization, and statistical models relevant, accurate, and secure. From cloud computing and agile techniques to business intelligence and quantitative methods, you will explore the ecosystem of topics and learn the sophisticated technologies that will distinguish you from your peers in the world of business analytics. A unique part of this program is understanding the different facets of innovation from Jugaad — nimble and frugal– to high-impact, disruptive innovation. You will learn to build the capacity to adapt and respond expeditiously to Black Swans–high-impact, hard to predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations in history, science, finance and technology.Our globally renowned faculty in information technology, computer science, engineering, and business are ready to take you on this exciting journey along with select executives from industry with first-hand experience in deploying large-scale solutions in business analytics.
We welcome you to explore our program and join our next cohort.
Over the last few years, we have seen an emerging trend in the data management and analytics area enveloping every sphere of business. Analytics and business intelligence will rapidly change the business landscape over the next five years. As the role of information technology in industry shifts from that of an enabler to a strategic partner, there is a great demand for specialists in this area.
While there are a few course offerings in the Indian academic landscape, this unique postgraduate program being offered by Virginia Tech, a leading U.S. university that is ranked in the top 10% among 3,500 of the world’s best universities, will ensure that every participant is trained to become a holistic business analytics specialist. Welcome to an exciting opportunity that will help you become an exceptionally talented analytics expert armed with the skills to face the contemporary challenges of industry today.
Virginia Tech India Center
Virginia Tech is a global research university with nine colleges, 1,400 faculty, and over 31,000 students. As a comprehensive university, we have adopted a bold challenge to develop transdisciplinary teams in different destination areas to address the world’s most pressing problems through research, education, and engagement. One of the five destination areas is data analytics and decision sciences, a critical worldwide focus of interest with the growing proliferation of data through the Internet.
In line with this destination area, I would like to welcome you to join our Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics, designed to build global leaders in business analytics. This program meets the demand for business analytics experts in a wide range of fields. The business analytics program, leading to a certificate awarded by Virginia Tech, enables us to enrich the research, education, and engagement presence at the Virginia Tech Center for Research and Education in Chennai.
India is a global leader in information technology and is a fitting destination for business analytics for Virginia Tech. We hope to attract India’s best students and faculty to our center in Chennai to enhance joint research and education collaborations that will benefit both India and Virginia Tech in the United States. We further hope that some of our students enrolled in the program come to Virginia Tech in the United States to pursue their research and education interests and skill development.
I welcome you to join our global initiative in business data analytics and learn from some of our best faculty at Virginia Tech.
With best wishes.
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
I welcome you to Virginia Tech’s Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics, being offered for the first time in India. While I was at SP Jain Institute of Management and Research in 2003, I had the distinct honor of leading the joint master’s program in Information Technology with Virginia Tech. The pioneering program was a landmark step in providing global education to students in India and was widely accepted and appreciated by the leading corporate organizations in India and abroad. This is testified by the superlative performance and speedy career growth of all students who graduated in that program.
Virginia Tech is again spearheading, through its global professional programs, a ground-breaking program in business analytics. This program stands out among many offerings in business analytics in India owing to its focus on deploying effective analytics solutions at the enterprise level. With its strong focus on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cyber security and predictive analytics, you are certain to succeed in the market place armed with this knowledge. I wholeheartedly endorse this program and I am proud to be associated with Virginia Tech once more.
MIT ADT University, Pune
Our globally renowned faculty in information technology, computer science, engineering, and business are ready to take you on this exciting journey along with select executives from industry with the first-hand experience in deploying large-scale solutions in business analytics.
The Virginia Tech, India, Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics is a 12-month program, organized as seven sequential units of approximately two months each. In each unit, you will take classes both in person and online. Classes are modular and faculty led. Other experts from industry and academia assist the lead faculty member. During the final three months, you are required to determine a business analytics solution for a problem in a business domain of your choice. On completion of requirements, you will obtain a Virginia Tech certificate.
You will learn an entrepreneurial style of management. Whether you are working for a large company or small — or you want to start your own business — to be competitive you must be entrepreneurial in your thinking and innovative in your approach to problems. The Virginia Tech, India, Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics is designed to breed an entrepreneurial spirit. We prepare innovative thinkers who can provide effective solutions that benefit society and the economy.
For the problem-solving component of the program, you will identify a business problem that is amenable to a business analytics solution. The capstone project should reflect the elements of the program – data, model, technology and domain. Evidence of learning is demonstrated though presentation of the project.
If you are a working professional, you can be enrolled in the program without leaving your employment. You can complete each unit via classroom lectures and online instruction. Your on-campus requirement is four days every two months, scheduled over a weekend to cause minimum disruption from your work. Online classes supplement the campus component. In addition, our learning management system offers recorded lectures. Contact hours will be 450 over a 12-month period. The final three months are free of an on-campus requirement. The faculty, familiar with this mode of instruction, have delivered similar programs like these for more than a decade.
My SQL, R, Python, Tableau BI Tools, Scrum, AWS, Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, Data Classifiers, Deep Learning, IoT, Mongo DB, Hadoop, Social Marketing Analytics, OWASP, NVIDIA Analytics, IBM Analytics, SAS Analytics
Through classroom and clinical instruction, you will learn the contemporary technologies that make machine learning, optimization, statistical models relevant, accurate, and secure. From cloud computing and agile techniques to business intelligence and quantitative methods, you will explore the ecosystem of topics and learn the sophisticated technologies that will distinguish you from your peers in the world of business analytics.
A unique feature of this program is understanding the different facets of innovation from Jugaad — nimble and frugal– to high-impact, disruptive innovation. You will learn to build the capacity to adapt and respond expeditiously to Black Swans–high-impact, hard to predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations in history, science, finance, and technology.
The role of the industry advisors is to provide continued guidance to maintain the program's value to industry. Members consist of business leaders, technology experts, and entrepreneurs. The advisors meet periodically to review the curriculum and program focus and provide strategic direction to the program.
This is a postgraduate program. If you have an undergraduate degree plus a strong interest in pursuing a career in data analytics, this program is designed for you. We encourage applicants from all corners of industry, including IT, finance, banking, insurance, consumer products, manufacturing, or marketing. Preferred applicants will have a minimum of two years’ professional experience including some exposure to information technology.
An admissions committee will review your application. If selected, you will be asked to appear for an online or phone interview. The committee may ask for reference letters and additional information. The committee makes decisions following the interviews. Criteria include your academic background, grades, standardized test scores, work experience, reference letters (if required), interview results, and other factors the committee deems necessary.
The Virginia Tech, India, Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics is a 12-month, postgraduate program. If you have an undergraduate degree plus a strong interest in pursuing a career in data analytics, this program is designed for you. We encourage applicants from all corners of industry, including IT, finance, banking, insurance, consumer products, manufacturing, or marketing. Preferred applicants will have a minimum of two years’ professional experience including some exposure to information technology. The program is suitable for working professionals, as you can be enrolled in the program without leaving your employment.
You can complete each unit via classroom lectures and online instruction. Your on-campus requirement is four days every two months, scheduled over a weekend to cause minimum disruption from your work. Online classes supplement the campus component. In addition, our learning management system offers recorded lectures. Contact hours will be 450 over a 12-month period. The final three months are free of an on-campus requirement. The faculty, familiar with this mode of instruction, have delivered similar programs like these for more than a decade.
Yes. Students graduating from the program will receive a certificate of “Postgraduate program in Business Analytics” issued by Virginia Tech University.
Virginia Tech University is a globally reputed comprehensive university with leading colleges in engineering, business, medicine, liberal arts, and the sciences. The Virginia Tech, India, Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics program offers an innovative approach for learners who are interested not only in how to analyze the universe of data but also in the technologies, architecture, security, and multifaceted analytical approaches that are vital to creating sustainable solutions.
Students will be provided with study materials relevant to the topic and reference book will be suggested by faculty/training head.
We accept corporate sponsorships and can assist you with the process.
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Yes. Your on-campus requirement is four days every two months. It will be scheduled over a weekend to cause minimum disruption from your work, at our satellite campus. **Accommodation details will be informed once the application are finalized . Students are free to choose from the list (**this is separate from the fees)
Reza is on the Editorial Board of Computers & OR Journal, and has served as an ad hoc reviewer for many other Journals such as Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, Management Science , European Jouranl of Operational Research, Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and Computers & OR among others. He has also reviewd proposals for National Science Foundation. He has served on the Program Committee of INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) during 1997, 1998, and 1999. and on the Program Committee of Worshop on Infomration Technlogy Systems (WITS) during 2002. He has been an invited session chair for INFROMS in the 1997 Dallas conference and for IRMA 1999 Hershey/PA conference.
Dr. Barkhi has far ranging experience in software development. He has been both an academic and a practitioner in software development for many years. His programming experience includes languages like Basic, Visual Basic, C, C++, COBOL, Pascal, Fortran, LISP, PROLOG, among others.
He has taught at Virginia Tech, University of Massachusetts, and The Ohio State University. His teaching portfolio includes Management Information Systems, Database Management Systems, Advanced Database Systems, Executive MBA Information Systems, Telecommunication Systems, Decision Theory, Operations Management, Statistics for Management, Business Process Reengineering, Business Application Development using Visual Basic, Management Information Sytems & Technologies, and Ph.D. Research Seminar.
Reza is one of the founding members of the Center for Global Electronic Commerce at Virginia Tech. He is also a faculty advisor to the Information System Society student club in the department of Accounting & information Systems at Virginia Tech. He organized a Study Abroad Program during Summer 2002 (will also do during Summer 2003) and took about 40 students from Virginia Tech Freiburg, Germany for eight weeks. Students learned about Information Technology and Electronic Commerce as well as the European Union by many company visits and visits to the European Commission and The United States mission to the European Union. Reza is also the chair of the Diversity Committee in College of Business at Virginia Tech during 2002-2003.
Madhav Marathe is a professor of Computer Science and director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory. He obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree in 1989 in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his Ph.D. in 1994 in Computer Science from the University at Albany under the supervision of Professors Harry B. Hunt III and Richard E. Stearns. He also holds adjunct appointments at Chalmers University, and the Indian Institute of Public Health.Before coming to Virginia Tech in 2005, he worked in the Basic and Applied Simulation Science group (CCS-5) in the Computer and Computational Sciences division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Serving as a team leader in a theory-based, advanced simulation program, he developed new tools to represent, design, and analyze extremely large socio-technical and critical infrastructure systems.
He has published more than 300 research articles in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and books, and has over fifteen years of experience in project leadership and technology development. His research interests include: design and analysis of algorithms, high-performance computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, telecommunication systems, computational epidemiology and social science.Marathe is the 2011 Inaugural George Michael Distinguished Scholar at the Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory. In 2013 he became an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow for contributions to high-performance computing algorithms and software environments for simulating and analyzing socio-technical networks. Also in 2013, he was named an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for contributions to socio-technical network science. In 2014, he was further honored as an American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for contributions to high-performance computing algorithms and software environments. Marathe is the recipient of the Distinguished Copyright award for TRANSIMS software, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s achievement award, a recipient of the University at Albany Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 2010 Award for Research Excellence at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech.
Dr. Roop L. Mahajan is Lewis A. Hester Chair Professor and Director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech where he also concurrently holds a joint appointment as tenured professor in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Mechanics. He has more than 35 years of experience working as an interdisciplinary scientist and leader within both the private and educational sectors.
Mahajan came to Virginia Tech in 2006 from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he served as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the founder director of a highly successful NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Advanced Manufacturing and Packaging for Microwave, Optical and Digital Electronics (1995-2005), and a co-founding directors of another interdisciplinary center on Micro Electronic Devices in Cardiovascular Applications (1999-2006). There, he also served as Interim Dean, College of Engineering (2001-2002) and established a state-of-the-art Nanoscale Characterization Facility. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Mahajan worked with AT&T Bell Laboratories-Engineering Research Center, Princeton, NJ, from 1976-1991 where he conducted and led research of high caliber in the thermal sciences, including advancing the fundamental understanding of transport phenomena in vapor phase soldering, chemical vapor deposition and thermal management.
He received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1977 and his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India. This education throughout has been marked by distinction and superior academic performance. Professor Mahajan is a prolific and outstanding researcher who has gained stellar reputation in both traditional academic pursuits and industrial research. During his professional career spanning a period of over 35 years, he has made contributions in a number of research areas including convective flows, transport phenomena in semiconductor manufacturing, electronic packaging, artificial neural networks, nanotechnology, humanistic engineering and most recently bio-MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems).Roop’s research can perhaps be best summarized by the following three characteristics: (i) high quality; (ii) a seamless transition from basic to applied research, and (iii) interdisciplinary. His greatest strength is as a forward-looking bold thinker, with the pulse on the latest trends in technology. He has proven to have an unerring instinct as to where technology is going and how to get there first. He has the courage and confidence to pursue and implement his vision.
This pioneering approach and passion for excellence has won him accolades from the academics and practicing engineers alike, and has resulted in many awards and honors including the prestigious Bell Labs Fellow Award for outstanding technical contributions in advancing the manufacturing science of the thermally-based processes of condensation soldering and silicon epitaxial crystal growth and his technical leadership in using this knowledge to advance the actual manufacturing science (1989), Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for excellence in research, scholarship and creative work (1999), ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (2002) for making outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer, Subaru Educator of the Year Award (2002), Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award (2003) for outstanding achievements in mechanical engineering twenty years or more following graduation, and the Ralph Coats Roe Medal (2007) for lifelong contributions in communicating to the public the potential of engineering research for the betterment of society, and for contributions to engineering education as an inspirational teacher and role model to students and the 75th Anniversary Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division, 2013. He also received AT&T Technical Journal Great Boss Award in 1988.
Manish Marwah is a senior research scientist at Hewlett Packard Labs. His main research interests are in the broad area of data science, and its applications to cyber-physical systems. He has initiated and led research on designing data mining methods for sustainability and energy management of smart buildings and data centers. Recently, he has been working on large-scale analytics and its applications to IoT and security domains. His research has led to over 60 refereed papers, several of which have won awards, including at KDD 2009, IGCC 2011, and AAAI 2013. He co-organized the workshop Data Mining for Sustainability (SustKDD) at KDD 2011 and KDD 2012. He has been granted 37 patents. Manish received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Research Interests: Data Science, Data Mining, Applied Machine Learning, Big Data, Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Computational Sustainability, Energy Analytics, Visual Analytics[Google Scholar] [DBLP]
I am an adjunct faculty at Santa Clara University. I teach a course on data mining and machine learning. I have also given several guest lectures at Stanford University.
Specialties: Business plan development, Change management. Internationalization, Accreditations, Quality upgrade and building internal organizational strengths
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|07/96-05/98||Master of Statistics||Indian Statistical Institute|
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As a tenured professor of accounting and information systems at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech since 1985
As Chief Operating Officer at Entigence Corporation
Co-Director e-Business Systems Integration Center (1999 – 2003)
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