Darshan Desai

Darshan Desai, Ph.D., is a founding chair of the Business Data Science Department of the Larry L. Luing School of Business® at Berkeley College. She directs the Bachelor of Science in Business Data Science, with concentrations in Artificial Intelligence and Business Analytics. She is a data scientist with expertise in business analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and information management. She has over twenty years of experience in implementing data-focused projects using a variety of technologies. Dr. Desai brings to Berkeley College years of industry experience and expertise in technology and academic program management, curriculum development and innovation, and passion for applied learning.

She serves on the editorial and advisory boards of multiple publications and her research is published in academic journals, international conference proceedings, books, and technical reports. Dr. Desai evaluates research papers and Ph.D. theses and serves as an external reviewer for academic programs. She organizes and presents in conference sessions, panels, and collaborative events, globally, on topics including data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, internet-of-things, management, business intelligence, analytics, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Dr. Desai earned an M.B.A. from Gujarat University and a Ph.D. from Nirma University of Science & Technology. She completed the Executive Program in Business Analytics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.