Sushant Khopkar completed his PhD in Industrial Engineering (Operations Research) in January 2017, under the guidance of Dr. Alexander Nikolaev and Dr. Rakesh Nagi. His dissertation topic was "Computational Advances in Data Analytics with Social Networks". During the course of his doctoral study he worked on incremental graph algorithms, approximation algorithms for social networks, bayesian network modeling for product rating predictions and scale free network formation models. Prior to his PhD he completed his M.S. at University at Buffalo and Bachelor's at College of Engineering Pune (COEP), India.
Still being an active researcher at SOLLAB, Sushant is working on a visibility propagation model to explain emergence of power laws in large real-world networks.
Sushant works as an Applied Research Scientist at LLamasoft Inc., a supply chain design, planning & optimization software company, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His research area at LLamasoft is time series forecasting for demand data using machine learning algorithms.