Shawn Mankad

Assistant Professor of Analytics at North Carolina State University

Learn about my research Learn about my teaching Learn about my service

Research Overview

My research focuses on developing and applying statistical methods for addressing business, economic, and policy issues. I specialize in using text documents to explain and predict economic variables, and in the modeling of networks to identify communities or influential nodes, and to characterize network structure evolution over time.

Below are selected papers. Download my CV or see my Google Scholar page for the full list of publications and working papers.

Teaching Overview

Digital Technology Immersion

At Cornell I was the the lead faculty for the Digital Technology Immersion, which was launched in Spring 2016 as a joint program with Information Sciences. The program aims to prepare MBA and Info Science MPS students for careers in the digital economy, with courses in strategy and analytics, marketing, and information technology.
You can learn more about the Digital Tech Immersion here.

Courses Taught

At NCSU I will teach three courses for the undergraduate and MBA program:
1. Machine Learning Methods in Business
2. Business Data Analysis with SQL
3. Predictive Analytics.

While at Cornell I taught three courses for the MBA program:
1. Machine Learning Applications in Business
2. Introduction to SQL and Tableau
3. Business and Information Science Practicum.

While at the University of Maryland, I won an Outstanding Teaching Award through the following courses:
1. Linear models in business
2. Data Analytics
3. Google Online Marketing Challenge.

Service Overview

INFORMS Data Science

I have been an active member of the INFORMS Data Mining section and the College on Artificial Intelligence. I served as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Data Mining section from 2013-2015. I was also the conference co-chair for the 2021 INFORMS Workshop on Data Science and a member of the organizing committee for the annual workshop from 2017 - 2021.

Editorial Boards and Reviewing Activity

I am an associate editor for Data Science in Science and served on the editorial advisory board (2018-2021) for Expert Systems with Applications. I have also served as an associate editor several times for AI and data science related sections of ICIS, a major conference in Information Systems. I was a member of the program committee for the Federal Reserve Board's Conference on the Interconnectedness of Financial Systems in 2019 and 2021. I also regularly review papers on an ad-hoc basis for several leading journals in Operations, Information Systems, and Statistics; please see my CV for details.

Student Advising

For several years I served as a faculty advisor for the Cornell Quant Club, a student-led organization that encourages interdisciplinary research and engineering with an emphasis on quantitative methods and analysis.

Contact Information

Poole College of Management
2801 Founders Drive
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: (607) 220-7967
E-mail: smankad@ncsu.edu