Soumya Sen received the B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from BITS-Pilani, India, in 2005, and both the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and 2011, respectively, during which he collaborated with faculties from both engineering and the Wharton Business School. He carried out his postdoctoral research at the Princeton University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota.
His research takes a multi-disciplinary approach involving computer networks, economics, and human-computer interaction. His research interests are in Internet economics, communication systems, social networks, and network security. Soumya has published in and served as a reviewer for several highly cited AIS, IEEE, and ACM conferences and journals. His research articles on social media and networks have received media coverage in MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, ACM Tech News, Yahoo News, Politico, as well as several European news media. His works on Internet pricing and resource allocation have been finalist at the 2011 Vodafone Wireless Innovation project and won the Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2012. He has received the BITSAA 30 under 30 Award from BITS-Pilani, India.
Soumya is a co-founder of a startup, DataMi, which provides Internet pricing solutions. He is also a founder and organizer of the Smart Data Pricing (SDP) Forum, which promotes industry-academic interaction on Internet pricing research and is the co-editor of a forthcoming book from John Wiley & Sons on this topic.