I am a fifth year PhD student in Operations Management at IESE Business School, where Prof. Victor Martínez de Albéniz is my advisor. Having always been fascinated by the relationship between the cultural industries and the society, my research interests have naturally gravitated towards this area. Specifically, my research agenda is to employ principles from Operations Management towards building robust strategies for effective and sustainable management of cultural industries.

Prior to beginning my PhD journey at IESE, I completed my undergrad studies in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune and then earned a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Professionally, I have worked as a Supply Chain Engineer in Mumbai and then as a consultant for major package carrier companies while at Penn State.

I am on the 2022-23 job market.

Job market paper:

Designing Layouts for Sequential Experiences: Application to Cultural Institutions, with Aouad, A. and Martínez de Albéniz, V.

  • Major Revision at Management Science

  • Second Place, INFORMS RMP Section’s 2022 Jeff McGill Student Paper Award

  • First Place, INFORMS Service Science Section’s 2022 IBM Best Student Paper Award

  • Selected for Empirical Workshop in Operations Management at Wharton

Research statement: