Prof. Arpan K. Kar is an Associate Professor in Information Systems in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. Within IIT Delhi, he shares Associated Faculty Appointment in the School of Artificial Intelligence and Bharti School of Telecom. 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 150 peer reviewed articles and edited 7 research monographs. As of 2020, his research has been cited over three thousand times and has an H Index of 28 and I-10 index of 65. He is the Chair of Corporate Relations and has other administrative portfolios as well.
Prof. Arpan Kar is the founding Editor in Chief of International Journal of Information Management Data Insights, published by Elsevier, the companion journal of International Journal of Information Management. He actively supports reputed journals like Journal of Public Affairs, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Information Systems Frontiers, The Bottom Line, Advances in Theory and Practice of Emerging Markets, Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management and International Journal of Information Management, as associate editor and 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. He has handled guest editorship in journals like Information Systems Frontiers, Journal of Advances in Management Research, Australasian Journal of Information Systems, Industrial Marketing Management and International Journal of Information Management. He has published his research in reputed journals like Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Information Systems Frontiers, International Journal of Information Management, Information Technology and People, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Enterprise Information Systems, Decision Analysis, Journal of Global Information Management, etc.
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, Journal of Computational Science, Expert Systems with Applications, etc. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he has worked for IIM Rohtak, IBM Research and Cognizant. He has also handled a lot of research, advocacy and training projects from national and international firms and governments. He has received numerous recognitions for his research contributions from reputed organizations like Stanford University, International Federation of Information Processing, Tata Consultancy Services, Project Management Institute, Association of Indian Management Schools, IIT Delhi, BK Birla (BimTech), NIT Goa and IIM Rohtak. Educationwise, he completed his Graduation (B.Engg.) from Jadavpur University (Gold medalist) and Masters/Doctorate (Fellow) from XLRI Jamshedpur.
His current areas of interest involve the following:
- Data Science; Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications for inductive theory building in management and social science
- Digital transformation; Social media; Digital services; Internet ecosystems; Platform ecosystems.
- Emerging ICT Adoption, Use and Impact on individuals, organizations and society.
- Electronic Governance; Public Policy for Emerging Technologies; Smart Cities and Digital Nations
- Digital business models; Information Risk, Security and Privacy of ICTs