Dr Arnab Laha (IIM-Ahmedabad) at FIIB Marketing Analytics Conference 2014


Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Prof. Arnab K Laha is a member of the faculty of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He takes a keen interest in understanding how analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence can be leveraged to solve complex problems of business and society. He has published more than 25 papers in national and international journals of repute and has presented more than 50 research papers in national and international conferences. His areas of research and teaching interest include Advanced Data Analytics, Quality Management, and Risk Modelling. He has been named as one of the "20 Most Prominent Analytics and Data Science Academicians in India" by Analytics India Magazine in 2018. Earlier, he had been amongst India’s best business school professors by Business Today in 2006 and Business India in 2012 and was named as one of the “10 Most Prominent Analytics Academicians in India” by Analytics India Magazine in 2014 and 2017. He is the author of the popular book on analytics "How to Make the Right Decision" published by Penguin-Random House and is the editor of the book "Advances in Analytics and Applications" published by Springer. He has considerable interest in applications of Analytics and AI in the Healthcare domain.

Prof. Laha is currently a member of the Governing Council of Insurance Information Bureau of India and is also a member of the FICCI Healthcare Committee. He is currently an Associate Editor of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining: The ASA Data Science Journal. He has conducted a large number of training programmes and undertaken consultancy work in the fields of business analytics, quality management, and risk management.

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. from Indian Statistical Institute.
  • M.Stat from Indian Statistical Institute.
  • M.B.A. from Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  • B.Stat from Indian Statistical Institute.

Academic Affiliation

Member of

  • Indian Science Congress Association
  • Indian Statistical Institute

Professional Affiliation

Member of

  • a. Operations Research Society of India
  • b. Indian Association for Productivity, Quality and Reliability

Former positions held:

  • a. Vice President and Technical Training Leader, Analytics CoE, Genpact.
  • b. Lecturer, National Institute of Management Calcutta (now known as Army Institute of Management, Kolkata). In addition, held the position of Academic Coordinator for more than two years and led the MBA and MCA programme operations as the head of academics.
  • c. Programmer, R S Software (I) Pvt. Ltd.


Post Graduate Programme in Management:

  • Advanced Methods of Data Analysis
  • Stochastic Calculus in Finance

Fellow Programme in Management:

  • Mathematics
  • Real Analysis
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Applied Functional Analysis for Finance

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives:

  • Understanding and Assessing Risk
  • Business Analytics

Conference Convenor:

  • a) IIMA International Conference on Advanced Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Intelligence held at IIM, Ahmedabad - Five conferences held till date in the years 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. The 6th conference (ICADABAI-2017) is to be held on April 6-7, 2019.
  • b) IIMA-CMHS International Conference on Advances on Healthcare Management Services - two conferences held in the years 2015 and 2016.

Chairperson of Executive Education Programmes on:

  • i) Advanced Analytics in Management
  • ii) Cutting Edge Analytics
  • iii) Advanced Quality Management
  • iv) Data Analysis for Healthcare Management
  • v) Risk : Modeling and Management
  • vi) Online 6-month Executive Programme of Advanced Business Analytics

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