Avik Sarkar

Associate Professor, ISB

AI/ML, AI/ML
Government, Data

Avik Sarkar

Biography

The Associate Professor of Data, Technology and Public Policy at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, was previously the Officer on Special Duty at NITI Aayog, the Government of India's policy think-tank. In this role, he formulated strategies for data, analytics, and AI-driven governance and growth, leading the establishment of a high-performance Data Analytics Lab. He contributed analytical insights to policymaking across various sectors such as SDGs, Direct Benefit Transfer, Healthcare, and more. Recognized as a "Top 10 Data Scientist in India" by Analytics India Magazine and a "LinkedIn Influencer," he brings over 17 years of experience from companies like IBM, Accenture, and NASA. His expertise extends globally, including Singapore, where he aided data-driven projects with the government. Holding a Ph.D. from The Open University, UK, he also has degrees from IIT Bombay and Calcutta University.