I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working with the Consortium for Corporate Entrepreneurship at the School of Business, Stevens Institute of Technology.

My research interests relate to front-end Innovation in large incumbent firms and the strategic management of risk and growth to build enterprise resilience.

I graduated with a PhD from Purdue University’s Institute for Innovation Science, where I worked with industry partners to better understand the tension between risk management and the growth goals of Fortune 50 enterprises. I view organizations as complex adaptive systems and frame a two-pronged route to resilience, which involves thinking of risks as complex networks; and innovating systematically as compared to serendipitously. This view is honed through years of hypotheses testing and is supported by decision frameworks and computing tools to aid implementation.

My dissertation was awarded a grant by The National Science Foundation, and chapters from it are published or forthcoming in top peer-reviewed journals.

A co-authored paper on Risk Intelligence for Enterprise Resilience has been provisionally accepted for publication in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Research Areas

  • Enterprise Resilience
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Societal Grand Challenges
  • Collective Intelligence


  • Natural Language Processing
  • Simulation Modeling
  • Early-stage Venture Capital
  • Digital-healthcare Technology


  • PhD, 2021

    Purdue University, USA

  • MS in Civil Engineering, 2016

    Purdue University, USA

  • BE in Civil Engineering, 2012

    Manipal University, India

  • High School, 2008

    Essar International, India

Doctoral Committee

Recent News

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  • June 2023: Fresh off the press: Risk Intelligence and the Resilient Company is published as part of the MIT Sloan Management Review’s Summer 2023 issue. Great experience working with the editorial team at MITSMR!

  • May 2023: Had a highly stimulating experience at the second Management Analytics & Data (MAD) conference at the Columbia Business School.

  • May 2023: Presented my paper to a great group of editors and scholars at the Academy of Management Perspectives at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.

  • May 2023: Met some very interesting industry practitioners at the 2023 Front-end of Innovation conference in Boston.

  • May 2023: Feeling excited to have submitted my first paper for review at AMR!

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Defining a typology of exploratory innovations in large-incumbent firms

A research seminar talk delivered to faculty and students at Stevens Business School on defining a typology of explorations in large incumbent firms.

A Comprehensive Typology of Complex SC Risk Networks using a Data Driven Approach

A talk on comprehensive supply chain risks and resiliency.

Recent Publications

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Resiliency of Smart Manufacturing Enterprises via Information Integration

A systematic literature review of resiliency of smart manufacturing enterprises

An analytical framework to compare innovation strategies and identify simple rules

Simple rules for proactive deliberate innovation strategy development

Recent Posts

Simple Rules for Innovation Strategy

How a specific set of questions helps contrast disruptive, modular, and enabling innovations

My first experience teaching first-year undergrads

Teaching someone can teach you more.

Enterprises are Complex Systems

The complex adaptive systems view of enterprises provides a new view for building enterprise resilience.

Purpose-Context: A framework to systematize the front-end for repeatable Innovation

Automated tools augment structured thinking in the divergent-convergent thought process towards Innovation Science. Innovation, a ubiquitous term in today’s world, so frequently uttered that it raises caution before use, lest one be accused of being labeled a buzz word presser.

A Typology of Enterprise Risks

Enterprises are subject to several risks. This typology helps understand them more clearly.