Research Program on Digital Innovation, Economics, and Strategy

The Research Program on Digital Innovation, Economics, and Strategy (RPDIES) uses quantitative analysis of large data sets and field experiments to study the economics, design, and management of digital businesses, innovation systems, and platforms. RPDIES brings together methods from economics, social, behavioral and policy sciences with those of data science, computer science, and engineering. 

IoT Open Innovation Lab @ Northeastern

The IoT Open Innovation Lab is a special initiative of RPDIES and Northeastern to deploy an IoT Open Innovation platform to enable innovation, experimentation, and development of IoT applications by Northeastern community members, solving problems for affiliated companies. The project is supported by collaborations with industry and the wider university. This initiative is part of the College of Engineering's IoT Research Cluster.


    • Abhinav Kharbanda, Research Assistant & Program Manager, Software Architecture, Computer Science; Alight and Defence Research and Development Organisation
    • Austen Keene, Research Assistant & Program Manager, Computer Science, Software Development, Amazon Robotics
    • Nilam Kaushik, Research Affiliate, Management and Innovation, Machine Learning; RIM/Blackberry
    • Paras Babbar, Research Assistant, Software Engineering; Dell EMC and State Street
    • Prathamesh Tajane, Research Assistant, Computer Science, Philips Lighting and National Stock Exchange
    • Raghavi Kirouchenaradjou, Research Assistant, Software Engineering; SAP and Tata Consulting
    • Sreerag Mandakathil, Research Assistant, Software Engineering; World History Association
    • Olga Ozhereleva, Administrative Manager; Business, Accounting, Finance and Tax; Boston Consulting Group
    • Gourishankar Seal, Research Assistant; Mathematics; Volos Portfolio and Precision Health Economics

      Past contributors:

      • Joseph Antony, Research Assistant, Information Systems; Hewlett Packard
      • Mavez Dabas, Research Assistant, Computer Science, data science; Tesla, CrowdComfort
      • Darsh Desai, Research Assistant, Operations Research; Level Education Data Science & Analytics
      • Eric Doroski, Research Assistant, Economics & Mathematics; State Street, Plug In America, Jump Investors
      • Jack Du, Research Assistant, Applied Mathematics and Economics; Morgan Stanley
      • Sravanthi Kethireddy, Research Assistant, Computer Science & Aeronautical Engineering; Infosys
      • Afan Khan, Research Assistant, Computer Science, AI, NLP, embedded systems; The MathWorks, Tata, Infosys
      • Atif Khan, Research Assistant, Computer Science, IR, algorithms, big data; Amazon Robotics, Cognizant Systems
      • Dyan Khor, Research Assistant, marketing analytics ops, A/B testing, platform user acquisition; Hubspot, Adobe
      • Samuel Hausmann, Research Assistant, Computer Engineering; NASA Johnson Space Center
      • Patrick McGrath, Research Assistant, Computer Science; Local Executive Board Member of Association for Computing Machinery
      • Kaushik Padmanabhan, Research Assistant, Computer Engineering, embedded systems; HCL Embedded Computing & Networking
      • Praveen Pallapothula, Research Assistant, Computer Science & Business; Paraxel
      • Richard Paulsen, Research Assistant, Industrial Organization and Labor Economics; Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
      • Nikin Tharan, Research Assistant, Manulife/John Hancock, Embedded Systems Lab, Alpha Electronics
      • Katherine Wilhoit, Research Assistant,  Interaction Design and Entrepreneurship; Scout Labs, IDEO, Media Lab

      Acknowledgement and Thanks

      Other people to thank for their contributions, thoughts, ideas and inputs in building the IoT Open Innovation Lab (a partial list in construction, given the many helpful souls)... Thank you!!

      Michel Ajjan

      President Aoun

      Michael Armini

      Kaustubh Bansal

      Provost Jim Bean

      Alph Bingham

      David Bishop

      Greg Collier

      Maria Costa de Sousa

      Hugh Courtney

      Mavez Dabas

      Rick Davis

      Sylvain DeMortier

      Ekin Develi

      Anthony Donaldson

      Nick Ducoff

      Ann Marie Dumais

      Brandiann Enriquez

      Tom Esch

      Chuck Farrow

      John Gaeta

      Koreena Geisler-Wagner

      Greg Geyer

      Michael Glover

      Susan Gold

      Stephen Golden

      Sonya Granahan

      Vanessa Guzman

      Ira Heffen

      Hanchen Huang

      Jack Hughes

      Rob Hughes

      Kemi Jona

      Eric Jones

      Brandon Laurino

      Miram Leeser

      Liz Lupton

      Nancy Korn

      Gayathri Magie

      Philomena Mantella

      Karin McEwin

      Mike Marafitte

      Tucker Marion

      Nitin Mayande

      Matt McIntyre

      Patrick McGrath

      Anthony Grimaldi

      Marc Meyer

      Amisha Miller

      Fiona Morgan

      Isabel Munson

      Shashi Murthy

      Bhanuja Nagore 

      Christine O'Brien

      Mike Orr

      Kauskik Padmanabhan

      Richard Paulsen

      Edwige Poinssot

      Jonathan Potter

      Nan Regina

      Jamie Rutledge

      Monty Sharma

      Jonathan Singer

      Lou-Davina Stouffs

      Fernando Suarez

      Narciso Tan

      Tony Tien

      Greg Toler

      Wendy Torrance

      Emery Trahan

      Maureen Underhill

      Bob Whelan

      Katherine Wilhoit

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