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Ranjan Pal (PhD in Computer Science) is a Research Scientist in the MIT Sloan School of Management who broadly conducts and leads research on cyber risk/resilience management through Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan (CAMS) using the interplay of computer science and decision science. He is also currently a (nominated) and elected systems cyber-resilience working group (WG) member at the World Economic Forum. Ranjan's research interfaces the managerial aspects of cyber risk/resilience management with its strategic, operational, and technical aspects.
Ranjan is a pioneer in the design and analysis of formal decision science models and computer algorithms that can help guide academics and cyber-risk governance stakeholders to (de-)establish in a principled fashion the economic, statistical, and computational sustainability of commercial cyber (re-)insurance and insurance securitization solutions to improve cyber-security. His research proposes principled and state-of-the-art interdisciplinary solutions to open problems in cyber risk/resilience management that bridge the theory-practice divide between academia and the corporate industry and make cyberspace more robust and resilient.
Ranjan has authored more than 25 journal and 20 conference publications in premier ACM/IEEE/AIS/Elsevier venues, and his research has received attention from media outlets (in the form of over 20 thought leadership articles) that include Forbes, Wikipedia, The Financial Express,The Economic Times, and The Times of India.
Prior to joining MIT, Ranjan was on the faculty of the University of Michigan, was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge, held invited summer research/faculty positions at Princeton University, Indian School of Business, Tsinghua University, University of Michigan, Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad/Calcutta), and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He was a PhD student at USC.
Ranjan also casually dabbles in the performance management of distributed IT systems. He is an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems and has consulted for the cyber assurance industry.
Personal Website:The Cyberspace of Ranjan Pal | Ranjan Pal@MIT Sloan