Rajendra M. Sonar

Rajendra M. Sonar

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 followed by domain iitb.ac.in
Skype: raj.m.sonar
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Co-founder, WKA Technologies Pvt Ltd, SINE, IIT Bombay

Brief CV

Ph.D. (Applied AI, 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)

Conducted CEP on AI for Business Managers during 31-May to 2-June 2019.

Conducted CEP on Personalization and Recommendation (P&R) using AI during 16-17 Feb 2019.

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 and developed a Knowledge-based Artificial Intelligence (KBAI) platform to develop and deploy AI-backed systems and applications.

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:
Information Systems, Managing Digital Transformation, Intelligent Systems

Core Software Skills:

Book in print: Next Generation BI: A knowledge-based approach

Work Experience:

Professor of Information Systems/Technology December 2018.

2008-2018 Associate Professor of Information Systems/Technology, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
2005-2016 Co-Founder, iKen Solutions Pvt Ltd. a SINE, IIT Bombay incubated company developing BI solutions for personalised experiences using hybrid AI.Note that I have exited completely from iKen Solutions (iKen Personics) in June 2016 with following IPRs (complete software platforms):1. N=1 Customer Analytics Platform (related paper) is a state-of-the-art platform that provides real-time, contextual, operational and automated intelligence using a combination of hybrid AI (artificial intelligence) along with other filtering techniques to enable superior end user experience.

2. iKen Studio: an integrated hybrid AI platform developed over a decade back to IIT Bombay.
(Was on long leave for three years from Jan 2013 to Oct 2015 to iKen Solutions Pvt Ltd.)

2003-2008 Assistant Professor of Information Systems/Technology, 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 (Now, Indian Institute of Water ManagementIndian Council Of Agricultural Research)
1992-1994 Lecturer, Science Colleges affiliated to Pune University.

Articles related to applied AI

AI-Perils and Perks
AI and Organization
Rethinking Business Intelligence
People Centric BI and KM_relationship and integration
Modelling analytical HR services

Personal: Res: B-133, BLD No.21, Central Area,
IIT Campus, Powai, Mumbai-76
GMAIL acct: rajendra.m.sonar