Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Program Faculty

Train with the only faculty in India that brings 170+ years of business expertise and 5 PhDs to AI & ML training.

Meet the most elite faculty teaching Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in India.

Learn with a team led by the internationally-renowned Dr Mahendra Mehta who has worked at HAL on advanced avionics and missile programs.

Dr. Mahendra Mehta


For over 20 years, Dr Mehta has been actively involved in executive education and consultancy in finance and data science.

This includes machine learning and artificial intelligence.

He has delivered more than 250 lectures and seminars in over 20 countries around the globe.

Dr Mahendra Mehta has worked as a HEAD OF ANALYTICS at CITIBANK, NA, India.

He was involved in the development of machine-based trading strategies in foreign exchange and interest rates for European & American markets.

Prior to Citibank, Dr. Mahendra Mehta worked with HINDUSTAN AERONAUTICS LIMITED (HAL), Hyderabad for over fifteen years. He was responsible for the design and development of several systems in Avionics, Development of Light Combat Aircraft weapon systems, etc.

He was also involved in the development of onboard computers that navigate, control and guide short-range surface-to-surface missiles (Prithvi) with DR APJ ABDUL KALAM.


Among other places, he has taught at LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL and at SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Zurich.

He is an ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT SP JAIN SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT where he teaches Financial Markets and Mathematics.

Dr. Mahendra Mehta is also a visiting faculty member at various institutions around the world. He has written many research papers in Engineering and Finance.


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CJ Swamy

CJ Swamy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Good Parents Inc., a San Francisco headquartered firm that focuses on health and wellbeing management for children.


Their first product, KIDDO IS A PERSONALIZED, SMART HEALTH PLATFORM USING AI AND ML for enabling health management among kids.


CJ leads strategy and operations for Kiddo and has successfully raised over $6 MILLION In funding from marquee investors in US and Asia.


Prior to Good Parents, CJ has 18+ years’ experience as a serial entrepreneur, early stage investor and consultant.


He co-founded two companies in Asia, one in vitamins manufacturing and another in logistics/ supply chain.


He was previously the lead for India and SE Asia investments with HARBOURVEST PARTNERS (one of the leading alternative assets manager in the world with over $74 Billion in AUM).


Before that, he led US-Asia investments for NORTHGATE CAPITAL, a California based early stage investor with over $6 Billion in AUM.


He also spent 3 years as a consultant with MCKINSEY & CO, primarily working with insurance companies and banks in Asia on product and market strategy.


CJ has an MBA (HONORS) FROM WHARTON SCHOOL, University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his B Tech in Engineering from the INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, DELHI.


Among other things, he teaches HOW AI AND ML CAN PROVIDE CUTTING-EDGE SOLUTIONS IN HEALTH SECTOR as well as problem solving in startup companies.

Dr. Sunil Lakdawala

He has over 25 years of experience in IT with various companies including CMC Ltd. and Tech Span India Limited.


He specializes in the area of Business Intelligence Systems: Data Warehousing with data analysis techniques like OLAP and Data Mining.


He brings rich experience in consultancy, project execution and training.


He is well known in the industry for data science.


He is an adjunct faculty at the SP JAIN SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT. Dr Lakdawala, is a graduate of IIT, MUMBAI & holds a PHD FROM YALE UNIVERSITY, USA.

Rajat Bhatia

Rajat is an international banker and Derivative trader turned entrepreneur. He remains an investor and advisor to startups and early stage SMEs.


He has over 30 years’ experience in New York, London, Singapore, Hongkong, Sydney, Mumbai, Dubai and Florida.


His work experience spans:

  • Capital Raising from VCs and PE funds
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Exchange Trades and OTC Derivatives
  •  Proprietary Trading and Market Making
  • Structured Derivatives for institutional investors with liability management and hedge funds.


He is currently a DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF FINANCIAL ENGINEERING, CEO at Neural Capital, Co-founder of Open Market Blockchain and Chairman of the Board of Advisors to Megalon E-concepts.

Dr. Vikram Kuriyan

Dr Kuriyan is a Director at an Investment Laboratory and a Faculty at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.


Previously, he was Chairman of the Global Asset Allocation Committee and GLOBAL HEAD OF QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIES AT BANK OF AMERICA, Asset Management division.


His unit managed over $30 billion of client assets that ranged from retail to the most sophisticated institutional investors, across a multiplicity of strategies including equity, asset allocation and absolute return products.


Prior to Bank Of America, Dr Kuriyan served as the Managing Director of an arbitrage and principal investing fund in Tokyo.


He was also the Global Head of Complex Derivatives at the Commodities Group at Merrill Lynch.


Dr. Kuriyan earned his PhD FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY where he specialized in capital markets in a joint program offered by the Departments of Economics, Engineering Sciences and the Harvard Business School.


He also spent a year in the MBA program at the Harvard Business School and received a Masters degree in Engineering Science from Harvard University.


He is a CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST and has appeared on television shows, including CNN.

He advises the SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (SEBI) and has served as an advisor to one of the worlds’ largest sovereign wealth funds.

He is an Independent Director of TVS CAPITAL FUNDS and serves on the China-India advisory council of the CFA INSTITUTE.


He is the Chief Advisor of the ISET COURSE. He provides direction for academics and practical aspects of the course

Hirak Mukherjee

Hirak Mukherjee is an Oxford Business Alumni and has more than 27 years of leadership and general management experience in the IT industry in India and Asia Pacific region.


His career span includes work in almost all areas of Information and Consulting Services, Sales & Marketing with extensive knowledge of Business, Go-to-Market Strategies including Marketing Management.

Hirak is skilled in developing and expanding businesses. He has a proven ability to motivate people and form effective performance oriented teams.

His strengths are customer relationships, relationships with governments, people management and the ability to build business internationally.

A large part of his career has been spent catering to FINANCIAL SERVICES worldwide.

His qualifications include a MSC (CCC) HEC FROM PARIS & SBS University of Oxford and a BSc (Physics) degree from Presidency College of Calcutta.

Along with that he holds a PG certification in Export marketing CAPEXIL from Calcutta.

He has also done an EXECUTIVE PROGRAM IN LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (PLAM) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta and CEP from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Mridul Mehta

Dr Mridul Mehta focuses on mathematics and finance.


His areas of expertise span from equities, derivatives, high frequency statistical arbitrage trading, development and implementation of strategies and models and algebraic geometry.

Dr Mehta has done extensive work on credit risk modeling, stress testing of the credit portfolio and estimation of probability of default (PD).

He previously worked in the Global Equities Derivative Strategies Group at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago, USA. Following this he was the Head of High Frequency trading in Europe.

Dr Mridul holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He served a 2 years postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

He teaches Advanced Mathematics, Machine Learning, AI, Python, Distributed Data Processing and Algorithm Development.

Dr. Tahereh Saheb

Dr Saheb works as Assistant Professor, Management Studies Center, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.


She is an international faculty member. She co-founded a knowledge-based company for production of a sensor-based medical patch.

She has been Founder and Director of DBA program in Digital Transformation in Banking Industry, TMU, Iran.

She was a Visiting Faculty Member at SP Jain School of Global Management.

She has an MA in Communication Studies with an M.S. & PhD in Data Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.

She has many publications in IOT and Big Data Analytics related to the health care industry. She has worked extensively on the Digital Transformation of companies.

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