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Dr. Tarun Sen

Managing Director, Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems

Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics, Virginia Tech

Tarun K. Sen, is Managing Director of the Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics (PGPBA) and Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech. Since September of 2017, as Managing Director PGPBA (under the Office of Outreach and International Affairs), he has led several programs in the US and in India. Along with NMIMS in Mumbai India, he recently led the development of an MTech. program in Data Science that is being offered in Mumbai. He leads the design and development of programs of various durations in data analytics programs that are currently being offered in Chennai, Mumbai, and Newport News Va. Sen joined Virginia Tech in 1985 and spent 25 years as a Professor and Associate Dean responsible for the Pamplin College of Business’ Graduate, MBA, and International Programs. He taught in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, the Northern Capital Region MBA program, and the fully online Masters of Information Technology (MIT) program. He led the successful launching of Pamplin’s first executive MBA program in the Washington, D.C. area, the MIT program in India, and the professional MBA program offered in various locations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his tenure, the Pamplin MBA program was ranked 35 in the USA by Financial Times and the Pamplin College of Business had over 350 students in study abroad programs across the globe.

His passion for programs in data analytics comes from his long association with research and education in the applications of analytical and data models to address business problems. Sen was active in funded research and published in leading journals, including Management Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Decision Support Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. He has been on the editorial review board of the Journal of Information Systems and has participated in several National Science Foundation SBIR review panels. While in academia at Virginia Tech he developed various data driven analytics systems including a contamination management system for the US Department of Energy, a performance management system for Virginia Department of Social Services, and a graph-based model management system for g mathematical models for a broad spectrum of business applications. He has over 30 publications, presented at over 25 national and international conferences, workshops and forums, has been a member of over 30 university and international committees, developed and taught 15 courses in the applications of data and analytical models to business problems. He has supervised several doctoral students during his academic career.

In 2002 Sen co-founded Entigence Corporation, a business intelligence consulting company in the Washington DC area and Bangalore. Entigence Corporation is a professional services company focused on providing data analytics strategies and solutions to higher educational institutions and industry. He continues to advise on new data analytics initiatives at Entigence Corporation. His current research includes the implementation challenges of university faculty systems and machine learning applications in industry.

He has a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Iowa, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore, India, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur, India.

Lebanon, and Blacksburg, Virginia under funding from the New River Mount Rogers Workforce Development Bureau.