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.

On-Campus Research Assistant Positions


    Members and contributors to RPDIES include:

    • Joseph Antony, Research Assistant, Information Systems; Hewlett Packard
    • Mavez Dabas, Research Assistant & Program Manager, 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 Affiliate Applied Mathematics and Economics; Morgan Stanley
    • Abhinav Kharbanda, Research Assistant & Program Manager, software architecture, computer science, information retrieval and extraction, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Lio Technologies
    • Nilam Kaushik, Doctoral Researcher, Management and Innovation, machine learning; RIM/Blackberry
    • Austen Keene, Research Assistant & Program Manager, Computer Science, software development, Amazon Robotics
    • Sravanthi Kethireddy, Research Assistant, Computer Science & Aeronautical Engineering; Infosys
    • Afan Khan, Research Assistant & Program Manager 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 & Program Manager, 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 & Program Manager, Computer Engineering, embedded systems; HCL Embedded Computing & Networking
    • Praveen Pallapothula, Research Assistant, Computer Science & Business; Paraxel
    • Richard Paulsen, Research Assistant & Economist, Industrial Organization and Labor Economics; Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
    • Nikin Tharan, Research Assistant & Program Manager, Manulife/John Hancock, Embedded Systems Lab, Alpha Electronics
    • Katherine Wilhoit, Research Assistant & Program Manager 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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