Accenture Professor Emeritus of Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Ph.D., Industrial Administration (Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University
B.Sc. (Honors), Physics, University of Calcutta, India
The Krannert School of Management’s Business Information and Analytics Center (BIAC) recently hosted the inaugural Data Science for Business and Economics Conference. The May event, which was sponsored by Accenture and attracted nearly 100 attendees, featured scholars not only from business and economics, but also from statistics, computer science, engineering and other areas as they explored the use of data science to solve real-world problems.
Online retail technologies
Prabuddha De, Accenture Professor of Information Technology, and Mohammad Rahman, associate professor of management, both in the Krannert School of Management, along with former Krannert colleague Yu Hu, currently associate professor at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, conducted the research. They partnered with a large online women’s clothing retailer to study the effectiveness of navigational technologies, such as search and recommendation systems, and product-oriented technologies, including a zoom-in feature, color swatches and alternative photos.