Prof. Soumya Sen is an Associate Professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a researcher at Princeton University prior to joining the Carlson school. His research takes a multi-disciplinary approach involving computer networks, economics, and human-computer interaction, and his interests are in internet economics, communication systems, and social networks. Soumya received the Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2012, Princeton Keller Center Innovation Award in 2013, INFORMS ISS Design Science Award 2014, Timothy Nantell Teaching Grant Award in 2016, IEEE Senior Member in 2016, and the Lawrence Fellow and Adobe Digital Experience Award in 2018.
His research has received media coverage in MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, ACM Tech News, Yahoo News, Politico, as well as several European news media. Soumya is the founder of the "Smart Data Pricing" (SDP) Forum, which promotes industry-academic interaction on Internet pricing research. He has been the Chair of international SDP workshops from 2012 – 2016 and its Steering Committee member since 2016. He is also a co-founder of a startup, DataMi, which provides Internet pricing solutions for telecom providers around the world. Soumya is the editor of a book titled "Smart Data Pricing", published by J. Wiley & Sons. He served as the academic director for Carlson's MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) program in 2021-2022, and is currently the faculty director of Carlson Executive Education's Cloud Computing bootcamp. He is also the director of research of the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) at the Carlson School of Management.