Researcher & Innovator

From Changing the World to Breaking Open the Sky!


Rajiv Garg

RAJIV GARG is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operation Management at Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Rajiv’s expertise is on Social Data Science with focus on developing novel methods or utilizing cross-disciplinary methods for analyzing information flow. Rajiv’s research work has appeared in Management Science, MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) and various peer reviewed conference proceedings. His work has received coverage in Austin Statesman, Medium, Forbes, Fortune, Dallas Morning News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and more.

With his research, Rajiv helps various for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations to develop social media strategies, mobile platform strategies, public policies, and more. Rajiv is a senior member of IEEE and serves on the board of TTG Consultants and advises various small to mid-size organizations around the globe.

Rajiv is a public speaker and has frequently presented his research work, social media strategies, technology innovation management, workforce management, and more. Rajiv founded and chaired the Texas Workshop on Social and Business Analytics (in 2014 and 2016), which attracted audience from academia, industry, and government.

In the past, Rajiv’s research projects have focused on intelligent systems, space robotics, mobile robotics, haptics, immersive environments, artificial intelligence, and related areas. In the past, his corporate experiences included contributions to creation of artificial lakes, water management systems, power plant design, PXI/VXI software project management, large scale sensor data solutions, online advertising and branding, search engine optimization, content management systems, and online training solutions.

Rajiv received his PhD from the School of Information Systems and Management, Carnegie Mellon University. He received graduate degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, in Computer Science, and in Electrical Engineering, both from University of Southern California. He received undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University.

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Not too long ago, my doctors at USC ( Dr Dennis Maceri and Dr David Ko) diagnosed me with an incurable hearing loss caused by weakening of auditory nerve, which is also called Mild Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Thus, I usually don’t hear the words whispered to me. My apologies if you asked a question verbally and I asked to repeat it; please either speak up or write it out.