Kulkarni, Radhika (SAS Institute)

Radhika Kulkarni

Radhika Kulkarni
Retired as VP, Advanced Analytics R&D, SAS Institute
4020 Thetford Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919-413-5519
Email: rvk9@cornell.edu



Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Optimization: Opportunities for Inter-Disciplinary Innovation

Machine learning tools and AI platforms have become prolific in many industries. Applications range from health care to financial applications to manufacturing industries. In the world of big data and ML / AI tools, there are numerous opportunities for application of optimization techniques. Large scale implementation of machine learning tools in artificial intelligence platforms require automation at several levels – increasing productivity along the entire analytics lifecycle as well as automated model selection to improve predictive models. In many of these problems, optimization techniques play an important role in finding solutions as well as improving performance. 

This presentation will provide several examples that describe some of these innovations in various industries as well as discuss trends and upcoming challenges for future research.

Audience: Graduate students

Age of Analytics: Competing in the 21st Century

Audience: Undergraduate students

Role of Operations Research in Business Analytics

Audience: Graduate students

Education & Background

  • Ph.D. Operations Research, Cornell University
  • MS Operations Research, Cornell University
  • MSc, Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

Dr. Radhika Kulkarni is an Advanced Analytics professional, active in the area of Operations Research, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. She recently retired after 35 years of leading various areas of analytics R&D at SAS Institute, Inc. For the last 10 years of her career, Kulkarni was the Vice President of Advanced Analytics R&D, overseeing software development in many analytical areas including Statistics, Operations Research, Econometrics, Forecasting and Data Mining. Kulkarni is an active member in the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and serves on the Advisory Council of the School of ORIE at Cornell University, the Advisory Board of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University and the Master of Science in Analytics Advisory Board at Georgia Tech. Dr. Kulkarni is a recipient of the Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences (WORMS) Award and was recognized as an INFORMS Fellow in 2014.

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