Rajendra M. Sonar

Associate Professor of Information Systems/Technology,
Shailesh J Mehta School of Management,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Powai, Mumbai-400076, India
Ph. +91-22-2576 7741 (O)  Intercom Ext: 7741(O), 8741(R)
Email: rm_sonar [AT] iitb.ac.in
Skype: raj.m.sonar
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Ph.D.(Thesis Topic: Hybrid Intelligent Systems and applications to Investment Decision Making),
Dept of Computer Science, Pune University, India (2000)
M.C.S.(Master of Computer Science), Pune University (1992)
B.C.S.(Bachelor of Computer Science), Pune University (1989)

Research Interests:

Knowledge-based Systems and applications, Knowledge Automation, Intelligent Systems (Expert Systems, Case-based Reasoning, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms) and Business Applications, Machine Learning, Hybrid Intelligent Systems, N=1 & R=G Analytics, Personalization and Recommendation

Architected a Knowledge-based Artificial Intelligence (KBAI) platform to develop and deploy AI-backed systems and applications: iKen Studio

Consulting Interests:

Modelling and implementing business solutions using intelligent systems (database modelling, knowledge modelling using rule-based expert systems, case-based reasoning, neural networks and genetic algorithms),  Analytics using AI techniques and N=1 Analytics.

Teaching & Training:

Management Information Systems, Management of Information Technology, Intelligent Systems in Management

Core Software Skills:




Book in print:

Next Generation BI: A knowledge-based approach

Work Experience:

Associate Professor of Information Systems/Technology since July 2008.
(Was on long leave from Jan 2013 to Oct 2015 to iKen Solutions Pvt Ltd.)
2003-2008 Assistant Professor, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
1996-2003 Research Officer and Asst Professor in IT Area Group, National Institute of Bank Mangement (NIBM), Pune
1994-1996 Senior Technical Asst (Computer Programmer), Directorate of Water Mgt Research (Indian Council Of Agricultural Research)
1992-1994 Lecturer, Science Colleges affiliated to Pune University.
2005- Co-Founder, iKen Solutions Pvt Ltd. a SINE, IIT Bombay incubated company developing BI solutions for personalised experiences using hybrid AI. email: rajendra.sonar [at] ikensolutions.com.


Res: B-126, BLD No.21, Central Area,
IIT Campus, Powai, Mumbai-76
 2576 8741 (R)
GMAIL acct: rajendra.m.sonar


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