Prof. Arpan K. Kar is Amar S Gupta Chair Professor in Information Systems in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Within IIT Delhi, he shares a Joint Faculty Appointment in the Yardi School of Artificial Intelligence. Also he has an associate faculty appointment in the Bharti School of Telecom and Centre for Excellence in Cyber Systems and Information Assurance. His research interests are in the interface of data science, digital transformation, internet ecosystems, social media and ICT-based public policy. He has authored over 175 peer reviewed articles and edited 10 research monographs. As of 2023, his research has been cited over 9000 times as per Google Scholar. He has an H Index of 47 and I-10 index over 125. He is the Chair of Corporate Relations and member of the Board of Academic Programme and Institute of Eminence committees within IIT Delhi, and also serves on the board / expert committees of other organizations as well.
Prof. Arpan Kar is the founding Editor in Chief of International Journal of Information Management Data Insights, a Scopus Q1 journal published by Elsevier, the companion journal of International Journal of Information Management. He has handled guest editorship in leading journals like Decision Support Systems (ABDC A*), Industrial Marketing Management (ABDC A*), International Journal of Information Management (ABDC A*), Information Systems Frontiers (ABDC A) and Australasian Journal of Information Systems (ABDC A). He also supports established journals like Journal of Public Affairs, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Information Systems Frontiers, Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management as an Associate/Coordinating Editor. Further he supports journals like Journal of Global Information Management, Journal of Business Research, Government Information Quarterly and International Journal of Information Management on the editorial board. He has served as Associate Editor, Track Chair and Conference Chair in reputed conferences like IFIP Working Group 6.11 and 8.6, ICIS, PACIS, ECIS conferences.
Out of his 175+ publications, he has published over 60 articles in very reputed journals (ABDC A, ABS 3 and Impact Factor Q1) like International Journal of Information Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Information Technology and People, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Enterprise Information Systems, Decision Analysis, Journal of Global Information Management, etc. Over a dozen articles are published in ABDC A* journals.
Prof. Kar has received reviewing excellence awards from multiple reputed journals like Information and Management, Government Information Quarterly, International Journal of Information Management, Land Use Policy, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, etc. He has undertaken over 40 research, consultancy and training projects from organizations like BASF, PWC, Fidelity, EY, Facebook, CIPPEC, BitGrit and Ministries under Government of India (MEITY, DST, MOTA, MoT, DRDO, MHRD, etc).
He has received numerous recognitions for his research contributions from reputed organizations like 3 International Federation of Information Processing Best Paper Awards, Tata Consultancy Services Research Award, Project Management Institute Young Research Scholar Award, Association of Indian Management Schools Faculty Research Award, IIT Delhi Teaching Excellence Award, Basant Kumar Birla Distinguished Researcher Award (BimTech), Association of Computing Machinery ICEGOV Best Research Paper Award, NIT Goa Research Paper Award, and Clarivate Analytics Research Excellence Award (Web of Science).
Education wise, he completed his Graduation (B.Engg.) from Jadavpur University (Gold medalist) and Masters/Doctorate (Fellow) from XLRI Jamshedpur. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he has worked for IIM Rohtak, IBM Research and Cognizant.
His current areas of interest involve the following:
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications for inductive theory building in information management and social sciences.
- Digital platforms; Social media; Digital services; Internet ecosystems; Digital transformation.
- Emerging ICT (e.g. Mobile Apps) adoption, use and impact on individuals, organizations and society, Governance of Emerging Technologies.
- Electronic Governance; Public Policy for Information Management and Smart Cities.