U Dinesh Kumar
Professor, Quantitative Methods and Information Systems
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
U Dinesh Kumar is a Professor of Quantitative Methods at IIM Bangalore and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Bombay. Dr Dinesh Kumar introduced Business Analytics elective course in 2008 to the PGP students at IIM Bangalore and started one of the first certificate programmes in Business Analytics in India in 2010.
Dr Dinesh Kumar has over 20 years of teaching and research experience. Prior to joining IIM Bangalore, Dr Dinesh Kumar has worked at several reputed Institutes across the world including Stevens Institute of Technology, USA; University of Exeter, UK; University of Toronto, Canada; Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland; Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Australian National University, Australia and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Twenty four of his case studies on Business Analytics based on Indian and multinational organizations such as Aavin Milk Dairy, Apollo Hospitals, Bigbasket, Bollywood, Flipkart, Hewlett and Packard, Larsen & Toubro, Mission Hospital, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Premier League, Shubham have been published at the Harvard Business Publishing.
Dr Dinesh Kumar has carried out predictive and prescriptive analytics consulting projects for organizations such as The Boston Consulting Group (India) Private Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Qatar Airways, Mission Hospital, Manipal Hospitals, Scalene Works, Wipro Limited, UNIBIC and the World Health Organization etc.
Dr Dinesh Kumar conducts corporate training programme in Analytics and trained more than 1000 professionals in the field of analytics in the last 8 years. He is the founding president of the Analytics Society of India (ASI). Dr Dinesh Kumar was awarded the Best Young Teacher Award by the Association of Indian Management Institutions in 2003. He is listed as one of the top 10 analytics academics in India by the analytics India magazine.