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Soumya Sen

Associate Professor, 3M Fellow, McKnight Presidential Fellow
Information & Decision Sciences


  • PhD 2011
    Electrical & Systems Engineering University of Pennsylvania
  • MS 2008
    Electrical & Systems Engineering University of Pennsylvania
  • B.E. (Hons.) 2005
    Electronics & Instrumentation Eng., BITS, Pilani
  • Postdoctoral Researcher 2013
    Engineering & Applied Sciences Princeton University


  • Internet Technologies & Digital Transformation
  • Data Analytics & Machine Learning
  • Electronic Commerce & Information Economics
  • Broadband Data Pricing
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Cybersecurity


Prof. Soumya Sen is the 3M Fellow in Business Analytics and Associate Professor of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota. He 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 before joining the University of Minnesota. Soumya’s research takes a multi-disciplinary approach involving computer networks, economics, and human-computer interaction. His research interests are in Internet economics, digital communication systems, and data analytics for societal good.

Soumya has published in and served as a reviewer for several highly cited IEEE and ACM conferences and journals. His research articles have received media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Forbes, Star Tribune, ACM Tech News, Discovery, Politico, as well as several European news media. Soumya received the 2022 UMN Community-Engaged Scholar Award, 2022 Outstanding Service Award from Carlson School, 2021 INFORMS ISS Design Science Award, 2021 Silver Stevie Awards from the American Business Association, 2021 AACSB Innovations that Inspire Award, 2021 Faculty Interactive Research Program Award from the Center for Urban & Regional Affairs, Poets & Quants 40U40 Best Business School Professors in 2021, McKnight Presidential Fellowship from the University of Minnesota in 2019, Carlson School's Outstanding Research Award in 2019, Jim & Mary Lawrence Fellowship in 2018, Adobe Digital Experience Research Award in 2018, IEEE INFOCOM Best Workshop Paper Award in 2017, Timothy Nantell Teaching Grant Award in 2016, Carlson School's Outstanding Service Award in 2016, INFORMS ISS Design Science Award 2014, Grant-in-Aid Award from the University of Minnesota in 2014, Princeton Keller Center Innovation Award in 2013, BITSAA 30 under 30 Award in 2012, IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award in 2012, and was a finalist at the 2011 Vodafone Wireless Innovation project.

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 presently 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.


Selected Works & Activities

  • Journal Articles
    S. Sen, C. Joe-Wong, S. Ha, M. Chiang, "A Survey of Broadband Data Pricing: Past Proposals, Current Plans, and Future Trends", ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 46, issue 2, 2014.
  • Conference Proceedings
    S. Sen, C. Joe-Wong, S. Ha, J. Bawa, M. Chiang, "When the Pricing is Right: Enabling Time-Dependent Pricing for Broadband Networks", Proc. of ACM SIGCHI 2013, Paris, France.
  • Journal Articles
    C. Joe-Wong, S. Sen, T. Lan, M. Chiang, "Multi-resource Allocation: Fairness–Efficiency Tradeoffs in a Unifying Framework", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2013. doi: 10.1109/TNET.2012.2233213
  • Conference Proceedings
    F. M. F. Wong, C. W. Tan, S. Sen, M. Chiang, "Quantifying Political Leaning from Tweets and Retweets", Proc. of International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), July 2013.
  • Conference Proceedings
    S. Ha, S. Sen, C. Joe-Wong, Y. Im, and M. Chiang, "TUBE: Time Dependent Pricing for Mobile Data", Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM 2012, Helsinki.
  • Working Papers
    R. Guerin, K. Hosanagar, X. Li, S. Sen, "Shared or Separate Networks?: The Impact of Re-provisioning on Network Choice" (under submission).
  • Conference Proceedings
    S. Wagner, E. van den Berg, J. Giacopelli, A. Ghetie, J. Burns, M. Tauil, S. Sen, M. Wang, M. Chiang, T. Lan, R. Laddaga, P. Robertson, P. Manghwani, "Autonomous, Collaborative Control for Resilient Cyber Defense (ACCORD)", Workshop on Adaptive Host and N
  • Conference Proceedings
    S. Sen, D. J. Dorsey, R. Guerin, M. Chiang, "Analysis of Slotted Aloha with Multi-packet Messages in Clustered Surveillance Networks", Proc. of IEEE MILCOM 2012.
  • Conference Proceedings
    F. M. F. Wong, S. Sen, M. Chiang, "Why Watching Movie Tweets Won't Tell the Whole Story?", Workshop on Online Social Networks (WOSN) of ACM SIGCOMM, Helsinki, 2012.
  • Journal Articles
    C. Joe-Wong, S. Sen, S. Ha, M. Chiang,"Optimized Day-Ahead Pricing for the Smart Grid with Device-Specific Scheduling Flexibility," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, J-SAC Smart Grid Series, 2012.
  • Journal Articles
    S. Sen, Y. Jin, R. Guerin, K. Hosanagar, "Modeling the Dynamics of Network Technology Adoption and the Role of Converters", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp. 1793-1805, December 2010
  • Network Infrastructure & Platform Design, Bandwidth Pricing, Technology Adoption, Mobile Applications & Social Media, Network Security

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