Karthik Kannan
Associate Professor of Management
Karthik Kannan


  • Ph.D., Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.Phil., Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.E., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, REC

Research and Experience Highlights:

  • Pioneered the concept of “Design for Instincts” as a way to organize businesses in the current ages.
  • His research work tries to understand and sometimes even manipulate human’s instinctive behavior in specific contexts through the use of information technology.
  • He currently serves/has served as an Associate Editor for Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIS Quarterly.
  • He is a member of AIS and INFORMS. He is also a CERIAS Fellow and Krannert’s Faculty Fellow.

Purdue NExT Courses Taught: