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Vibhanshu Abhishek joined the Heinz College faculty in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. He received a B. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, a MA in Statistics, and a PhD in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Vibhanshu's research focuses on the effect of emerging technologies on consumers' behavior, business strategy and market structure. He is particularly interested in multi-channel coordination and examines issues in multi-channel retail, advertising and pricing. He studies how consumers respond to different forms of advertising and how companies can strategically use new advertising channels to connect with their consumers. In another stream of research, he examines the dynamics of e-commerce platforms like Amazon and iTunes and their interaction with traditional retail channels. He has worked with several companies in the past like LEGO, Adobe, FICO, IBM and Omnicom and advises several hi-tech startups on strategy and marketing.
In his free time, he enjoys photography, running and travelling with his wife.
B.Tech., Computer Science, IIT Kanpur
M.A., Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
PhD., Applied Economics and Managerial Science, University of Pennsylvania
Vibhanshu Abhishek and Kartik Hosanagar. Optimal Bidding in Multi-Item Multi-Slot Sponsored Search Auctions, forthcoming Operations Research.
Vibhanshu Abhishek, Kartik Hosanagar and Peter S. Fader. Aggregation Bias in Sponsored Search Data: The Curse and The Cure.