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Varsha Mamidi

Associate Professor,PhD-IT and Finance, Monash University, Australia

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Email : varsha@iimshillong.ac.in

Contact No.: +91 364 2308093

Research Interests/ Areas

Her research interests are in the areas of Predictive Analytics, Text & Social media Analytics, Machine learning, Blockchain, and Generative AI.

Teaching Interest / Areas

Predictive Analytics, Text & Social media Analytics, Machine learning, Blockchain, Project Management, and Generative AI.

Consultancy Interest / Areas

Blockchain and IoT for business, Value creation through digital transformation, Integration of generative AI with chat/voice bots for business value addition.


Dr. Varsha Mamidi is currently working as an Associate Professor in Information Systems and Analytics at IIM Shillong. She has extensive IT industry experience as a programmer, project lead, technical architect, and project manager in multinational companies in Australia, India, and UK. She completed PhD in IT and Finance from Monash University, Australia. Her doctoral thesis work received the best doctoral research award from IDRBT (Reserve Bank of India), India. She received several competitive research grants from industry and government bodies for implementing AI/ML and blockchain technology solutions. Prior to this, she worked as an Assistant Professor at Hyderabad Central University and Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Hyderabad. She has about 12 years of teaching experience in Australia, India, Singapore, and Germany. She is a certified project management professional since Feb 2007. Her research interests are in the areas of Predictive Analytics, Text & Social media Analytics, Machine learning, Blockchain, and Generative AI.

1. Full-time Faculty:

(a) BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, India (b) University of Hyderabad, India

2. Sessional lecturer:

(a) RMIT University (b) Deakin University (c) Monash University, Australia

3. Visiting Faculty:

(a) Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore (b) Neurtingen-Geislingen University (NGU), Germany (c) IIM Indore d) IIM Vizag

Industry: Overall 10+ years of IT industry experience working on commercial software development, architecture, and project management.

Peer reviewed Journals

Research Projects:

1.Title: Blockchain for the bottom of the pyramid; Research Project Completed; Duration: 24 months; Total Grant/Funding received (Rs.): 21.18 lakhs; Name of Funding Agency: Synchrony IT (Industry Grant).

2.Title: Blockchain-enabled platform for co-lending; Research Project Ongoing; Duration: 36 months; Total Grant/Funding received (Rs.): 80 lakhs; Name of Funding Agency: Samunnati Financial Services (Industry Grant).

3.Title: Impact of Robo Advising and Blockchain Interventions on Farmers’ financial wellbeing; Research Project Ongoing; Duration: 36 months; Total Grant/Funding received (Rs.): 21.186 lakhs; Name of Funding Agency: IOE (Institute Of Eminence).

4.Title: Blockchain-enabled cold chain supply chain logistics for pharmaceutical industries. Research Project Ongoing; Duration:24 months; Total Grant/Funding received (Rs.): 34.04 lakhs; Name of Sponsoring/ Funding Agency: IOE (Institute Of Eminence).

5.Title: An Integrated Blockchain-enabled Robo Advising Platform for FPOs in India. Type: Research Project Ongoing Duration: 24 Total Grant/Funding received (Rs.): 92.88 lakhs;

6.Name of Funding Agency: MEITY.

Publications :

  1. Clean energy transition and intertemporal socioeconomic development: Evidence from an emerging market, First Author Energy Economics, 101, 105392, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105392; ABDC – A Star
  2. Whistleblower policies & Corporate Governance – Cases from India, Other/Joint Author IUP Journal of Corporate Governance, Accepted, In Press, 2023, Accepted for September 2023 issue; ABDC – C
  3. The Information Content of Analysts’ Blogs: A Machine Learning Approach, First Author., ACM Digital Library, 67, 5549, 2020; Scopus http://icmlds.com/assets/downloadable/Papers_onwebsite_ICMLDS2019.pdf
  4. Relative Effectiveness of Machine Learning Techniques in Imputing Missing Data Other/Joint Author ACM Digital Library, 67, 4, 2020; Scopus http://icmlds.com/assets/downloadable/Papers_onwebsite_ICMLDS2019.pdf Peer
  1. Global markets exposure and price efficiency: An empirical analysis of order flow dynamics of NYSE-listed Indian firms Other/Joint Author Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money, 21, 686- 706, 2011; ABDC – A https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2011.04.004
  1. Multiple Imputation of Missing Data in Marketing Other/Joint Author IEEE Xplore, 2020, 1-6, 2020, 10.1109/ICDABI51230.2020.932560; Scopus
  • Training:
    1. IIM Vizag – Advanced Excel- VBA Foundation for Financial Modelling Workshop
    2. IIM Indore, Mumbai Campus – Financial Modelling
    3. Amrita University – ASB Research Talk Series: “Researching on Emerging Technologies”
    4. Singapore Institute of Management: Corporate Finance
    5. Marri Chenna Reddy HRD Institute – Data warehousing, Trends in IT, Machine Learning Fundamentals
    6. University of Nuertingen and Geislingen Germany – Financial Management, Project Management
    7. Amrita University – Department of Science and Technology (DST): How can technology enable research outcomes for higher social impact?
  • Payments Corporation of India (NPCI): NPCI Blockchain Hackathon finalists award.
  • Certified Project Management Professional since Feb 2007- Project Management Institute, USA.
  • Deakin University, Australia: Certificate of Excellence for highest teaching rating by the Department of Accounting and Finance, Deakin University.
  • Suvik, Dubai: Mentored students to win the 1st Prize in an International Hackathon on Blockchain.
  • Telstra Ltd. Australia: Certificate of Appreciation for work on Schedule Management system and Fraud Detection system.
  • IDRBT: Best Paper Award at the doctoral Colloquium.