Professor Hemant K. Bhargava is an academic leader in economic modeling and analysis of technology-based business and markets. He holds the Jerome and Elsie Suran Chair Professorship in Technology Management at UC Davis, and is the Director of the Center for Analytics and Technology in Society. His research focuses on decision analytics and how the distinctive characteristics of technology goods influences specific elements of operations, marketing, and competitive strategy, and the implications it holds for competitive markets and technology-related policy. He has examined deeply these issues in specific industries including platform businesses, information and telecommunications industries, healthcare, media and entertainment, and electric vehicles. He has published extensively in the top journals Management Science, Operations Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, Information Systems Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and Production and Operations Management. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society. He serves as Department Editor (Information Systems) for INFORMS’ flagship journal Management Science, and is on the Editorial Board of Marketing Science and other major journals. He co-founded the annual Theory in Economics of Information Systems workshop. He co-founded and was the first Academic Director of the UC Davis Master of Science in Business Analytics program, and previously served as Associate Dean at the Graduate School of Management. He was listed among the Global 100 Top Academic Data Leaders by Chief Data Officer magazine in 2020. He has received several research awards, including most recently the INFORMS Journal on Computing ‘Test of Time’ award for his 2007 paper on search engines, and a Research Excellence Gift by Google in 2017-18.