Prof. Arpan Kumar Kar


(Fellow, XLRI)

Prof. Arpan Kumar Kar is a Professor in the Information Systems area in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He holds the Amar S Gupta Chair Professorship in the space of data and decision science. Within IIT Delhi, he holds a joint appointment in the Yardi School of Artificial Intelligence. Administratively, he chairs Corporate Relations and is a member of the Board of Academic Programme and Institute of Eminence Committee. His research and teaching interests are in the domain of data science, artificial intelligence, digital transformation, internet ecosystems, social media and ICT-based public policy. In terms of teaching, he is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017 by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi based on teaching feedback of students. He has supervised over 12 doctoral students and over seventy masters’ dissertations.

In total, he has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications and edited over 10 research monographs. Among these, he has authored over 60 journal publications in established management journals (Journals higher than ABDC A, ABS 3 and Web of Science Q1 journals) like International Journal of Information Management, Information Technology and People, Government Information Quarterly, Information Systems Frontiers, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Industrial Marketing Management, European Journal of Marketing, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Journal of Knowledge Management, Enterprise Information Systems, Decision Analysis, etc. He has presented over 50 papers in established IS conferences like ICIS, HICSS, PACIS, ECIS, IFIP, ACM and IEEE.

He is the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Information Management Data Insights, published by Elsevier, which is a Q1 journal. He has been a Guest Editor for journals like Decision Support Systems (ABDC A*, SSB), Industrial Marketing Management (ABDC A*), International Journal of Information Management (ABDC A*), Information Systems Frontiers (ABDC A), Australasian Journal of Information Systems (ABDC A), etc. He is also Associate / Coordinating Editor in Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management (Springer), International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IGI), Information Systems Frontiers (Springer) and Advances in Theory and Practice of Emerging Markets (Springer). He has been Associate Editor in Journal of Public Affairs (Wiley) and Sage Open (Sage) in the past. He has received reviewing excellence awards from 8 journals like Information and Management, Government Information Quarterly, International Journal of Information Management, Land Use Policy, etc. Further he supports journals like Journal of Global Information Management, Journal of Business Research and International Journal of Information Management on the editorial board. He has served as Associate Editor, Track Chair and Conference Chair in reputed conferences like IFIP Working Group 6.11 and 8.6, ICIS, PACIS, ECIS conferences.

He has also handled over 20 externally funded research projects from national and international firms and governments like BASF (Germany), Fidelity International (UK), Department of Science and Technology (GoI), Digital India (GoI), PriceWaterhouse Coopers (UK), Facebook (NcMec/CPF, USA), EY (Bangladesh), Ministry of Electronics and IT (GoI), CIPPEC (Argentina), Ministry of Tribal Affairs (GoI), Ministry of Textiles (GoI), World Data Science Forum (BitGrit, Japan), etc. He has also handled over 20 Training Programmes (FDPs and MDPs) within and outside India. He has given over 100 talks and keynotes in national and international conferences.

He has received over 20 national and international awards from reputed organizations. For his research impact, he has received the Research Excellence Citation Award 2021 based on highest individual Web of Science citations in India based on a 5 year duration from Clarivate Analytics. He is a recipient of the Basant Kumar Birla Distinguished Researcher Award 2020 based on count of ABDC A* / ABS 4 level publications over a period of 5 years.  His teaching case on Social Media Analytics received the Best Seller Award in IVEY Cases / Harvard Business Publishing in 2020 based on 5 year sales. He has also won multiple other awards like International Federation of Information Processing Best Paper awards (3 times), Association of Computing Machinery ICEGOV Best Paper award, Tata Consultancy Services Best Research Project award, Project Management Institute Young Research Scholar award, JL Batra Association of Indian Management Schools Research award, IIT Delhi Teaching Excellence award, multiple best paper awards from NIT conferences and Research Productivity Awards from IIM Rohtak.

In terms of education, he completed his Graduation in Engineering Jadavpur University and Doctorate in Information Systems from XLRI Jamshedpur. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he has worked in IIM Rohtak, Cognizant Business Consulting and IBM India Research Laboratory.

Areas of Interest: Data science, Digital transformation, Internet ecosystems, Social media and ICT-based public policy

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