Faculty Advisors

Ram Akella, Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management
Interests:
Machine Learning in Data, Text, and Video Mining, Knowledge and Service Science, Engineering, and Management, Business Management, Innovation, new Product Development, Process Learning, Financial Engineering, and Supply Chain Management.

Anjali Arondekar, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies
Interests:
South Asian studies, colonial historiography; feminist theories; queer theory; critical race studies; nineteenth century interdisciplinary studies.

Dilip Basu, Associate Professor of History and Director of Satyajit Ray Film and Study Center (FASC)
Interests:
Modern South Asia, modern China, world history: colonial and post-colonial, film and visual culture.

Puragra (Raja) Guhathakurta, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Interests:
Formation and evolution of galaxies.

Darrell Long, Professor of Computer Science and current Kumar Malavalli Endowed Professor of Storage Systems Research
Interests:
Data storage systems, operating systems, distributed computing, reliability & fault tolerance, and computer security.

Paul Lubeck, Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies (CGIRS)
Interests: Political sociology, political economy of development, globalization, labor and work, logics of methodology, religion and social movements, Islamic society and identities, information and networks.

Dard Neuman, Assistant Professor of Music, and current Kamil and Talat Hasan Endowed Chair in Classical Indian Music
Interests:
Ethnomusicology; Hindustani music; colonialism, nationalism, technology and performance; sitar.

Nirvikar Singh
, Professor of Economics, Director of the South Asia Studies Initiative and current Sarbjit Singh Aurora Chair
Interests: Industrial organization, political economy, economic development, hi-tech and innovation.

Don Smith, Professor of Environmental Toxicology, Director Smith Lab
Interests: Mechanistic basis and functional outcomes of metal toxicity.