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Indian Professor Appointed to United Nations’ Tech Advisory Group

Dr. Pulak Ghosh

Dr. Pulak Ghosh

Dr. Pulak Ghosh, Professor, Quantitative Methods & Information Systems Area, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, has been appointed as member of the Data Privacy Advisory Group of Global Pulse – the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Big Data innovation initiative.

Professor Ghosh, said to be the only expert from India, along with international experts, will advocate responsible use of Big Data for sustainable development and humanitarian action.

Professor Ghosh is also an academic Fellow of the Center for Advanced Financial Research and Learning, a Global Center of Excellence for Policy Research promoted by Reserve Bank of India.

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At CAFRAL, Professor Ghosh is also involved in research relating to Big Data in Financial Econometrics. His teaching and research interest is Big Data and Analytics, and he has served on the boards of various companies related to Big Data and Analytics.

The Data Privacy Advisory Group of Global Pulse, to which Professor Ghosh has been appointed, will lend its expertise to inform the development of guidelines and practices that mitigate risks associated with privacy in the Big Data analytics field, while preserving utility for global development policy-planning or humanitarian action.

Robert Kirkpatrick, director, UN Global Pulse, said: “Professor Ghosh, with international leaders from public sector, civil society, private sector and the legal community, will participate in an ongoing privacy dialogue, provide feedback on proposed approaches and engage in a privacy outreach campaign.”

“The use of Big Data is becoming mainstream, and with it the case for privacy protecting principles and standards is becoming increasingly critical. We believe Professor Ghosh’s expertise will add significant value in supporting the UN Global Pulse initiative,” Mr. Kirkpatrick added.

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