Carlson School of Management

Soumya Sen


Assistant Professor (CSOM Information & Decision Sci)
Information/Decision Sciences
Room 3-365 CarlSMgmt

Soumya Sen received the B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from BITS-Pilani, India, in 2005, and both the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and 2011, respectively, during which he collaborated with faculties from both engineering and the Wharton Business School. He carried out his postdoctoral research at the Princeton University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information & Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota.  

His research takes a multi-disciplinary approach involving computer networks, economics, and human-computer interaction. His research interests are in Internet economics, communication systems, social networks, and network security. Soumya has published in and served as a reviewer for several highly cited AIS, IEEE, and ACM conferences and journals. His research articles on social media and networks have received media coverage in MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, ACM Tech News, Yahoo News, Politico, as well as several European news media. His works on Internet pricing and resource allocation have been finalist at the 2011 Vodafone Wireless Innovation project and won the Best Paper Award at IEEE INFOCOM 2012. He has received the BITSAA 30 under 30 Award from BITS-Pilani, India. 

Soumya is a co-founder of a startup, DataMi, which provides Internet pricing solutions. He is also a founder and organizer of the Smart Data Pricing (SDP) Forum, which promotes industry-academic interaction on Internet pricing research and is the co-editor of a forthcoming book from John Wiley & Sons on this topic. 

S. Sen, Y. Jin, R. Guerin, K. Hosanagar, "Modeling the Dynamics of Network Technology Adoption and the Role of Converters", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp. 1793-1805, December 2010

S. Ha, S. Sen, C. Joe-Wong, Y. Im, and M. Chiang, "TUBE: Time Dependent Pricing for Mobile Data", Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM 2012, Helsinki.

S. Sen, C. Joe-Wong, S. Ha, J. Bawa, M. Chiang, "When the Pricing is Right: Enabling Time-Dependent Pricing for Broadband Networks", Proc. of ACM SIGCHI 2013, Paris, France.

S. Sen, C. Joe-Wong, S. Ha, M. Chiang, "A Survey of Broadband Data Pricing: Past Proposals, Current Plans, and Future Trends", ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 46, issue 2, 2014.

C. Joe-Wong, S. Sen, T. Lan, M. Chiang, "Multiresource Allocation: Fairness–Efficiency Tradeoffs in a Unifying Framework", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2013. doi: 10.1109/TNET.2012.2233213

C. Joe-Wong, S. Sen, S. Ha, M. Chiang,"Optimized Day-Ahead Pricing for the Smart Grid with Device-Specific Scheduling Flexibility," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, J-SAC Smart Grid Series, 2012.

R. Guerin, K. Hosanagar, X. Li, S. Sen, "Shared or Separate Networks?: The Impact of Re-provisioning on Network Choice" (under submission).

F. M. F. Wong, S. Sen, M. Chiang, "Why Watching Movie Tweets Won't Tell the Whole Story?", Workshop on Online Social Networks (WOSN) of ACM SIGCOMM, Helsinki, 2012.

F. M. F. Wong, C. W. Tan, S. Sen, M. Chiang, "Quantifying Political Leaning from Tweets and Retweets", Proc. of International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), July 2013.

S. Sen, D. J. Dorsey, R. Guerin, M. Chiang, "Analysis of Slotted Aloha with Multipacket Messages in Clustered Surveillance Networks", Proc. of IEEE MILCOM 2012.

S. Wagner, E. van den Berg, J. Giacopelli, A. Ghetie, J. Burns, M. Tauil, S. Sen, M. Wang, M. Chiang, T. Lan, R. Laddaga, P. Robertson, P. Manghwani, "Autonomous, Collaborative Control for Resilient Cyber Defense (ACCORD)", Workshop on Adaptive Host and Network Security, SASO 2012.

Network Infrastructure & Platform Design, Bandwidth Pricing, Technology Adoption, Mobile Applications & Social Media, Network Security

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Postdoc, 2013
Electrical Engineering
Princeton University

PhD, 2011
Electrical & Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

MS, 2008
Electrical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

B.E. (Hons.), 2005
Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
BITS, Pilani


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