Bharat Bhasker


Bharat Bhasker

M.S. & Ph.D. (University of Virginia), B.E. (IIT Roorkee)
About Faculty

Prof. Bharat Bhasker is the current Director of IIM Raipur. Before joining IIM Raipur, he was associated with IIM Lucknow for over 2 decades having served in various capacities including being the acting Director of IIM Lucknow in 2015. His areas of expertise include Data Management, Network Security and Software Engineering. An authority in the area of digital economy, he has published multiple papers in international academic journals of high repute and authored several books. Dr. Bhasker’s book, Electronic Commerce: Framework, Technologies and Applications published by McGraw Hill, has a globally acclaimed following and is in fourth edition.

Dr. Bhasker was also awarded the prestigious Best Director of Business School Award at Decision Science Institute, USA (Indian Subcontinent) in the 12th annual conference of Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) in December 2018.

Dr. Bhasker has almost three decades of international experience in industry, research institutions, teaching, management development and consulting. Dr. Bhasker spent 11 years working in the leading research establishments in USA, including seven years with Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA, Maryland.

Dr. Bhasker is an active researcher in the area of Electronic Commerce and Big Data Management. For his salient research contributions in Heterogeneous distributed data management and Information access, NASA honored him with the Best Research Productivity Award in 1994.

Dr. Bhasker has also been associated as Visiting Professor with ESSEC Business School, France, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, University of Maryland, University of California and University of Texas, USA.

Dr. Bhasker has also served in Technology Advisory Committee of Controller of Certifying Authorities in Ministry of Information Technology and as a member of Advisory Committee to Unique Identification Authority of India.

Area of Research

Query Optimization, Distributed and Parallel DBMS

M.S. & Ph.D. (University of Virginia), B.E. (IIT Roorkee)
i. Director, Indian Institute of Management Raipur (Since March 2017)
ii. Acting Director, IIM Lucknow, 2015
iii. Professor, IIM Lucknow (Past 21 years)
Awards & Recognitions

2018: Best B-School Director Award, Decision Science Institute, USA (Indian subcontinent) in 12th ISDSI Convention 2018
2018: Top-Rankers Excellence Award for Academic Leadership, Foundation for Organizational Research in Education and Top-Ranker Organization 
2018: Fellow, Computer Society of India 
2014: Outstanding Research Paper Award, IADIS, Spain 
2010: Asia’s Best Professor of Information Systems, Wall Street Journal & CMO Council, Singapore 
2009: Teacher’s Day Scroll of Honor, Rotary Club, India 
2008: Dewang Mehta Best Professor of IT, 16th Business School Awards, Mumbai, India 
2004: Best Research Paper Award, McMaster World Congress, Hamilton, Canada 
2001: Scroll of Honor for Exemplary Services, Rotary Club, Lucknow, India 
1994: Research Productivity Award, GSFC, National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), USA 


Edited/Authored Books

>> Bhasker, B. (2010). Recommender Systems in e-Commerce: Methodologies and Applications of Data Mining. Tata McGraw Hill Education

>> Bhasker, B. (2003). Electronic Commerce: Framework, Technologies & Applications. McGraw Hill Education, 4th Ed.

Journal Publications

>> Kiran, R., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2020). DNNRec: A novel deep learning based hybrid recommender system. Expert Systems with Applications. Expert Systems with Applications, 144

>> Kiran, R., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2020). Oslcfit (organic simultaneous LSTM and CNN Fit): A novel deep learning based solution for sentiment polarity classification of reviews. Expert Systems with Applications, 157

>> Gupta, M., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2019). DPRel: a meta-path based relevance measure for mining heterogeneous networks. Information Systems Frontiers. Information Systems Frontiers, 21 (5), 979 - 995

>> Kumar, S., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2018). Interplay between trust, information privacy concerns and behavioural intention of users on online social networks. Behaviour & Information Technology , 37 (6), 622 - 633

>> Gupta, M., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2017). Clustering of Micro-Messages Using Similarity Upper Approximation. International Journal of Uncertainty Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems , 25 (01), 53 - 79

>> Bhasker, B. (2017). Personalized Item Ranking from Implicit User Feedback: A Heterogeneous Information Network Approach. Pacific Asia Journal of Association of Information Systems , 9 (2), 23 - 42

>> Kumar, P., Gupta, S., & Bhasker, B. (2017). An upper approximation based community detection algorithm for complex networks. Decision Support System , 96, 103 - 118

>> Gupta, M., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2017). HeteClass: A Meta-path based framework for transductive classification of objects in heterogeneous information networks. Expert Systems with Applications, 68, 106 - 122

>> Mishra, R., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2015). A web recommendation system considering sequential information. Decision Support Systems, 75, 1 - 10

>> Sharma, M., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2015). Purchase intention and word of mouth in social apps. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 11 (2), 188 - 209

>> Sharma, M., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2014). A study of Factors resulting in online community formation. Journal of Information Technology Management, 25 (2), 1 - 14

>> Mishra, R., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2014). An Alternative approach for clustering web user sessions considering sequential information. Intelligent Data Analysis, 18 (2), 137 - 156

>> Das, S., Mukhopadhyay, A., & Bhasker, B. (2013). Today’s Action is Better than Tomorrow’s Cure-Evaluating Information Security at a Premier Indian Business School. Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), 15 (3), 1 - 23

>> Soam, S. S., Khan, F., Bhasker, B., & Mishra, B. N. (2013). Prediction of MHC Class II binders/non-binders using negative selection algorithm in vaccine designing. Journal of Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis, 5 (2), 16 - 24

>> Bhasker, B., & Venkat, V. (2012). Regional Passport Office Lucknow: Managing Change through IT Deployment and Motivation. Journal of Case Research, 3 (1), 32 - 62

>> Chandrashekhar, H., & Bhasker, B. (2011). Quickly locating efficient, equitable deals in automated negotiations under two-sided information uncertainty. Decision Support Systems, 52 (1), 157 - 168

>> Soam, S. S., Khan, F., Bhasker, B., & Mishra, B. N. (2011). Identification of MHC Class II binders/non-binders using Negative Selection Algorithm. Nature Precedings

>> Chandrashekhar, H., & Bhasker, B. (2011). Personalized Recommender System Using Entropy Based Collaborative Filtering Technique. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 12 (3), 214 - 237

>> Bhattacharya, A., & Bhasker, A (2010). Measuring Determinants of E-Commerce Readiness and Their Effects on Buying Intention for Online Purchase Decisions. Advances in Management, 3 (7),

>> Soam, S. S., Khan, F., Bhasker, B., & Mishra, B. N. (2009). Prediction of MHC class I binding peptides using probability distribution functions. Bioinformation, 3 (9), 403 - 408

>> Bhasker, B. (2008). An Algorithm for Mining Large Sequences in Databases. Communications of the IBIMA. Communications of the IBIMA, 6, 149 - 153

>> Mohanty, B. K., & Bhasker, B. (2005). Product classification in the Internet business—a fuzzy approach. Decision support systems, 38 (4), 611 - 619

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2005). Metamorphosis: Mining Maximal Frequent Sets in Dense Domains. International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 14 (3), 491 - 505

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2005). Personalised recommendations in e-commerce. International journal of electronic business, 3 (1), 4 - 27

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2004). Personalized product selection in Internet business. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 5 (4), 216 - 227

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2004). Applications of recommender systems in target selection. Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, 13 (1), 61 - 69

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2004). Efficiently mining maximal frequent sets in dense databases for discovering association rules. Intelligent Data Analysis, 8 (2), 171 - 182

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2003). Data Pre-processing for Association Rule Mining.

>> Sridhar, V., & Bhasker, B. (2003). Managing information security on a shoestring budget. Annals of Cases on Information Technology, 5, 151 - 167

>> Rao, K., Sreenivasan, S., & Bhasker, B. (2002). E-Commerce Strategy, Business Models and Internet Start-ups: A Business Case on Fabmart Pvt. Ltd. ISWORLD Teaching Cases on Electronic Commerce

>> Srivastava, R., Bhasker, B., Sharma, S, Singh, K. (2001). Development of an Information Technology Based Infrastructure for Excellence in Manufacturing Enterprise Management. Indian Journal of Technical Education, 24 (2),

>> Bhasker, B. (2001). Electronic Commerce: Framework, Opportunities and Risks. Journal of Management Dynamics, 2 (1),

>> Bhasker, B., Das, S., & Ghosh, D. (2000). Web Usage Patterns in India - Results from the First Indian WWW Survey. Journal of Indian Management & Strategy

>> Bhasker, B. (2000). Optimizing queries in distributed database systems on a broadcast local area network. International Journal of Computers and Applications, 22 (3), 166 - 173

>> Bhasker, B., & Raina, R. (1997). Networking of Management Education Institutions in India: Architecture and Framework. Indian Journal of Technical Education, 20 (3),

>> Egyhazy, C. J., Triantis, K. P., & Bhasker, B. (1996). A query processing algorithm for a system of heterogeneous distributed databases. Distributed and Parallel Databases, 4 (1), 49 - 79

Conference Papers

>> Kumar, P., Bhasker, B., & Gupta, M. (2016). Clustering of users on microblogging social media: A rough set based approach. International Conference on Data Science and Engineering (ICDSE), Kochi

>> Gupta, M., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2016). Personalized Item Ranking from Implicit User feedback using Heterogeneous Information Network. PACIS-2016 Chiyai, Taiwan

>> Sharma, M., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2014). Identifying the factors involved with purchase decision and word of mouth for social app in social networking site . in proceedings of 12th International Conference of e-Society, Madrid, Spain

>> Sharma, M., Kumar, P., Bhasker, B. & Bhattacharya, A. (2013). Incorporating Flow Theory to Technology Acceptance Model for Online Community Formation. in proceedings of The 8th International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Servicespp (167-173). ICIW 2013, Rome, Italy

>> Mishra, R, Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2012). Rough Set Based Clustering in Dense Web Domains. in proceedings of 12th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Design and Applications, Kochi

>> Mishra, R, Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2011). A design framework for recommender system by incorporating sequential information . Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications and Services (iiWAS 2011) (pp.387-390). Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

>> Mishra, R., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2011). Design of recommender system incorporating sequential information using web usage data. IMRDC 2011, IIM Bangalore

>> Chandrashekhar, H., & Bhasker, B. (2009). Learning Agents in Automated Negotiations. in Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management (ICISTM 2009). CCIS 31 (pp. 292–302), Springer-VerlagBerlin Heidelberg

>> Bhasker, B. (2009). Graph-theoretic Sequential Mining Algorithm for extracting Large Sequences in Databases. in proceedings of 11th International Business Information Management Conference, Cairo, Egypt

>> Soam, S. S., Mishra, B. N., & Bhasker, B. (2008). Data Mining Issues in Bioinformatics. National Conference on Application and Trends in Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Data Modelling, Computer Society of India, Dehradun

>> Chandrashekhar, H., & Bhasker, B. (2008). Negotiating Agents in E-commerce: Prevailing Issues and Challenges in Harnessing the Business Intelligence. National Conference on Application and Trends in Data Warehousing, Data Mining and Data Modelling organized by Computer Society of India, Dehradun

>> Chandrashekhar, H., & Bhasker, B. (2007). Collaborative Filtering based on Entropy Measure. Proceedings of 9th IEEE International Conference on E-Commerce Technology, Tokyo, Japan

>> Bhasker, B., Park, Jaehwa, Park, Ho-Hyun, & Kim, Hyong-Soon (2006). Product Recommendations for Cross-Selling in Electronic Business. Proceedings of AI 2006: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Hobart, Australia

>> Soam, S. S., Mishra, B. N., & Bhasker, B. (2006). Algorithm for Mining Genome Data Sequences. Proceedings of International Conference on BioInformatics, Delhi.

>> Chandrashekhar, H., & Bhasker, B. (2006). Collaborative Filtering Recommender Systems: Techniques to overcome Rating Sparsity. Proceedings of Fourth AIMS International Conference, Indore, India

>> Bhasker, B. (2006). E-commerce and its Impact on Supply Chain Management. Paper presented in National Conference, Dept of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee

>> Bhasker, B. (2006). Critical factors for sustaining IT growth in State of UP. InfoComm 2006 and eGovernance Conference, CSI & Dept. of Information Technology, UP

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2004). Personalized Recommendations in E-Commerce. Proceedings of 25th McMaster World Congress on Management of E-Business, Hamilton, Canada

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2003). Efficiently Mining Frequent Patterns for Discovering Association Rules. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Applied Artificial Intelligence, Fort Panhala, Kolhapur

>> Bhasker, B. (2003). Emerging Trends and Applications of Data Mining Techniques . Proceedings of International Symposium on Information Technology- Emerging Trends, Allahabad

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2003). MaxDomino: Efficiently Mining Maximal Sets. Proceedings of British National Conference on Databases 2003, Coventry, U.K.

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2003). Efficiently Mining Maximal Frequent Sets for Discovering Association Rules. Proceedings of 7th International Data Engineering and Applications Symposium, Hong Kong

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2003). Data Mining for Rural Development. Proceedings of National Conference on Computer Applications in Rural Development, Lucknow

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (2003). An Algorithm For Mining Maximal Frequent Sets Based On Dominancy Of Transactions. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Angers, France

>> Bhasker, B. (2001). Technological Innovations: Drivers of Entrepreneurship. Invited Paper in Annual Conference of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) India

>> Bhasker, B. (2001). Virtual Classroom: Models, Issues and Challenges. Invited paper in Fourth Directors’ Conclave, All Indian Management Association, New Delhi

>> Bhasker, B. (2001). Growth Imperatives for Information Technology Sector in India. Conference on Imperatives of IT Infrastructure Developments in India: India Soft-2001, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ECSEPC) & Ministry of Information Technology, New Delhi

>> Bhasker, B. (2001). Certification Authority Architecture in support of Ecommerce Law. Conference on E-Commerce Security, Department of Science & Technology, HBTI, Kanpur

>> Bhasker, B. (2000). Transformational Challenges to E-Government: Issues, Strategies and Risks. Conference on E-Governance, Electronics and Information Technology Department Government of U.P. & EComNet India, Lucknow

>> Bhasker, B. (2000). Electronic Commerce - Framework, Models and Opportunities. Invited Paper in the Annual Conference of Computer Society of India 2000, Chennai

>> Bhasker, B. (1999). Issues and Protocols in Integration of Multimedia Information and Internet. Proceedings of Computing’99 Conference of Computer Society of India, Indore

>> Bhasker, B. (1998). A Query Optimization Algorithm for a Broadcast Local Area Network based Distributed Database Systems. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD-98)

>> Bhasker, B. (1998). Impact of Electronic Markets in Education, Science and Technology. Annual Conference of Vijnana Parishad of India, IET Lucknow

>> Bhasker, B., VanSteenberg, M., & Jacobs, B. (1993). Architecture and Implementation of a near-line Data Archive and Distribution Service. Proceedings of the 12th IEEE Symposium on Mass Storage Systems (pp. 177-182), Monterey, CA, USA

>> Bhasker, B., Egyhazy, C., & Triantis, K. (1992). The Architecture of a Heterogeneous Distributed Database Management System. ACM Computer Science Conference

>> Bhasker, B., Egyhazy, C., & Triantis, K. (1992). Non-Parametric Estimation Techniques in Support of Query decomposition Strategies for Heterogeneous Distributed Database Management Systems. 30th Southeast ACM Computer Science Conference

>> Srikumar, K., & Bhasker, B. (22-25 December, 2003) . Efficiently Mining Long Patterns in Dense Databases. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Information Technology, Bhubaneshwar

>> Bhasker, B. (September 1998) . Implications of Emerging Electronic Markets. Proceedings of 33rd annual convention of the Computer Society of India

>> Bhasker, B., Huang, S., & Jacobs, B.(1990) . NASA's Heterogeneous Distributed Database Management System: DAVID. SAC'90, IEEE Computer Society Press

>> Bhasker, B., Ahmed, Z., & Janardhan, K. (1983) . Online Distributed Sports Information Management System for ONAC-1983. Proceedings of the Computer Society of India's Eastern Conference

>> Bhasker, B., & Kumar, P. (13-15 August, 2016) . Privacy preserving graph publishing using fuzzy set. 12th International Conference on Natural Computation and 13th Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (ICNC-FSKD), Changsha, China


>> Bhasker, B. (2010). Computerization of U.P. Government Treasury – Case of Koshvani.com. IIM Lucknow Case Series 2010/11/05

>> Bhasker, B. (2009). Network Based Destination Management Service Provider - Case of MakeMyTrip.com. IIM Lucknow Case Series 2009/10/04

>> Bhasker, B. (2007). Real World Economy in Virtual Worlds: Case of Second Life. IIM Lucknow Case Series 2007/08/11

>> Bhasker, B., & Sodhi, M. S. (2002). Transition to E-Economy - Case of Singapore. IIM Lucknow Case Series 2002/01

Chapter in Book

>> Gupta S., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2016). A Rough Connectedness Algorithm for Mining Communities in Complex Networks. Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery. DaWaK 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9829.

>> Gupta, M., Kumar, P., & Bhasker, B. (2015). A New Relevance Measure for Heterogeneous Networks. Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery. DaWaK 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9263

>> Soam, S.S., Bhasker, B., & Mishra, B.N. (2011). Improved prediction of MHC class I binders/non-binders peptides through artificial neural network using variable learning rate: SARS corona virus, a case study. In Software Tools and Algorithms for Biological Systems


>> Bhasker, B. (Chief Editor) (2009). Education for All – Issues, Challenges and Strategic Advantage of Demographic Dividend, LMA Journal.

>> Bhasker, B. (Ed.) (2008). Challenges in Infrastructure Development through Public Private Partnership, , LMA Convention Journal.

>> Bhasker, B. (Ed.) (2006). Public Private Partnership – Issues and Strategies, LMA Journal.

>> Bhasker, B. (Chief Editor), 2004-2007 . Metamorphosis, IIML Publication.

Training and Consultancy

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