The Paul R. Anderson Professor of is named in honor of Temple’s fifth president, who served the university from 1967 to 1973.
Current Recipient: Subodha Kumar
Subodha Kumar has joint appointments in Information Systems and Statistical Science. He also serves as the director of Center for Data Analytics His research and teaching interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, Fintech, supply chain analytics, healthcare analytics, social media analytics, retail analytics, digital marketing, cybersecurity, econometric and analytical modeling, software management, project management, scheduling, combinatorial optimization, and data mining, among others. He has published several papers in reputed journals and refereed conferences. In addition, he has authored a book, and co-authored 2 book chapters, 2 Harvard Business School cases, and 4 Ivey Business School cases. He also has a patent.
Kumar studied at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he earned his PhD and MBA. He also received a Master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, and a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri, both in India.