Prof. Bharat Bhaskar is director of IIM Raipur. Prior to taking up this leadership role, he was the Professor of Information Technology & Systems at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow since 1998. He received his B. E. (Electronics & Comm. Engg.) fromUniversity of Roorkee, India, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, USA.
His key research interests include Agent Based Electronic Commerce Negotiations, Personalized Recommendation System Distributed Heterogeneous Database Management Systems, Query Optimization in Distributed and Parallel DBMSs, Internet Applications in Business and Electronic Commerce, Agent Based Electronic Commerce and Data Warehousing.
He has a lot of professional awards including ASIA’s Best Professor of Information Technology 2010 CMO Council, Singapore and Wall Street Journal, Business School Awards in Singapore, Best Professor of Information Technology 2008 Dewang Mehta Business School Awards at Asia Brand Summit 2008. Best Research Paper, McMaster World Congress 2004, Hamilton, Canada, Scroll of Honour (2001), for exemplary services in the field of Information Technology, by Rotary Club of India (Lucknow), Research Productivity Award (for 1994) National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), USA. He has several research papers published in journals of national and international repute.