Kavitha Ranganathan




University of Chicago, Ph.D. (Computer Science), December 2004

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

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


Professional Journey


  • Associate Professor at IIM Ahmedabad ( 2007 - present )

  • Research Staff Member at IBM T.J Watson Research Centre, New York (2004 - 2006)


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 Interests

  • Distributed Computing including Ad hoc networks
  • Grid computing
  • P2P computing and collaborative computing
  • Digital Technologies for Development / Digital Inclusion
  • Data Visualization



Available at faculty.iima.ac.in/~kavitha


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