Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar is the Academic Director at Great Learning for Data Science and Machine Learning Programs. Dr. Sarkar received his B.Stat. and M.Stat. degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University. He has taught applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); been on the research staff at IBM; led Quality, Engineering Development, and Analytics functions at General Electric (GE); served as Associate Dean at the MYRA School of Business; and co-founded OmiX Labs.
Dr. Sarkar is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma. He has been visiting faculty at Stanford and ISI and continues to teach at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Bangalore) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). He is a recipient of the ISI Alumni Association Medal, IBM Invention Achievement Awards, and the Radhakrishan Mentor Award from GE India.