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Indian-origin scientist Professor Srikanth Jagabathula received CAREER Award

Feb 16, 2015 17:35 IST

Indian-origin scientist Professor Srikanth Jagabathula on 11 February 2015 received Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) given by the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States (US). Professor Srikanth Jagabathula is from the New York University Stern School of Business.

He received the award for developing data-driven modelling and learning techniques to improve the accuracy of operational decision making.

As part of this prestigious award, he will receive a total of 500000 US dollar over the next five years to further his research in developing data-driven modelling and learning techniques with the goal of improving the accuracy of operational decision making.

Jagabathula's research is expected to lead to easy-to-use techniques for a wide range of managerial decisions: the right products to design, the right products and prices to offer to customers, and the right quantity of each product to carry.

His research blends techniques from machine learning, statistics, and operations to design an approach that starts with a type of data (purchase transactions, click-streams, marketing studies, choice of insurance policies) and ends with an operational decision.

The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Programme is a highly competitive, Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organisations.

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