Faculty & Research

Kavitha Ranganathan


Primary Area : Information Systems

Secondary Area : Ravi J. Matthai Centre For Educational Innovation


Email : kavitha@iima.ac.in

Phone : +91-79-7152 4829

Secretary : Shylaja Deepak

Phone : +91-79-7152 7911

Website : Personal Website


Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2004

M.S. , Computer Science, University of Chicago, June 2001

M.Sc., Information Systems, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, June 1998


MBA courses 

  • Managerial Computing
  • Internet technologies for Business
  • Digital Inclusion for Development
  • Data Visualization for Decision Making 

Ph.D. courses

  • Distributed Computing Systems
  • Data Structures and Programming
  • Exploratory Data Visualization
  • Networks and Distributed Systems 

Executive Education Programs

  • Effective Data Visualization for the Data-Driven Organization
  • Big Data Analytics

Research Area

Distributed Computing including Ad hoc networks

Grid computing

P2P computing and collaborative computing

Digital Technologies for Development/Digital Inclusion

Data Visualization

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, IIM Ahmedabad, 2008-present

Research Staff Member, IBM T.J Watson Research Centre, New York, 2004-2006

Selected Publications

My publications are available at faculty.iima.ac.in/~kavitha


Impactful Data Visualization : Hide and Seek with Graphs, Kavitha Ranganathan, Penguin Random House, 2023