SJMSOM Faculty

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]
(Currently on long leave till Nov 2016 as Director, iKen Solutions)


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, Intelligent Systems (Expert Systems, Case-based Reasoning, Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms) and Business Applications, Hybrid Intelligent Systems, N=1 & R=G Analytics, Personalization and Recommendation systems, IT Management 

Consulting Interests:

Modelling 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 & R=G Analytics.


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



Book in print:

Next Generation BI: A knowledge-based approach

Work Experience:

Associate Professor of Information Systems/Technology since July 2008.
(currently on long leave)


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), Directorate of Water Mgt Research (Indian Council Of Agricultural Research)
1992-1994 Lecturer, Science Colleges affiliated to Pune University.
2005- Founder and Director, iKen Solutions Pvt Ltd. an IIT Bombay incubated company developing BI solutions for personalised experiences using hybrid AI. email: rajendra.sonar [at]


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


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