Impact fact

Dr. Prakash was named one of the 40 under 40 data scientists in 2020 by Analytical India Magazine.


Dr. Prakash leads the ZS AI innovation lab and product development for a range of AI products focused on personalization, supply chain and generative AI initiatives. He has played a pivotal role in shaping and managing multiple AI programs.


Dr. Prakash holds more than 18 years of research and industrial experience in AI and ML solutions and product development across the healthcare, manufacturing, e-commerce, retail and travel and hospitality industries. In addition to presenting at many conferences, he has published over 30 research articles in leading journals, four books and three patents across operations research, soft computing tools and advanced algorithms. Prakash also serves on the board of industry advisors for IIM-Mumbai.

Prior experience

Prior to ZS, Prakash served as the vice president of data science in an e-commerce domain.


Prakash holds a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in engineering from University of Warwick. He also holds a master’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Ranchi.

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