Dr. Rajeev Bukralia, Associate Professor & Program Director, MS Data Science

PhD | Faculty

Address: Office: 225 Wissink Hall
Phone: 507-389-1437
Email: rajeev.bukralia@mnsu.edu

Degree

Doctor of Science, Dakota State University

Research Interests

  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning & Deep Learning)
  • IT Strategy

Awards

  • Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator (2020), Minnesota State University
  • William Flies Science & Engineering Fellowship (2020), Minnesota State University
  • Outstanding Recognized Student Organization Advisor (2019), Minnesota State University
  • William Flies Science & Engineering Fellowship (2017), Minnesota State University
  • South Dakota Board of Regents Faculty eLearning Award (2007), Black Hills State University
  • Outstanding University Service Award (2004), Black Hills State University

BIO

Dr. Rajeev Bukralia is a tenured associate professor and graduate research faculty in the Computer Information Science (CIS) department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Bukralia serves as the program director for the MS in data science program. He is the faculty founder of and advisor to DREAM (Data Resources for Eager & Analytical Minds), a recognized student organization dedicated to data science and artificial intelligence. DREAM has over 300 student members.

Dr. Bukralia is a recipient of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator award and the South Dakota Board of Regents faculty award. Dr. Bukralia is a co-founder and the chair of the Twin Cities Professional Chapter of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). He served as the chair of MUDAC 2019 and MUDAC 2020 (Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition).

Dr. Bukralia earned doctoral and master’s degrees in information systems from Dakota State University. His research interests include data science, artificial intelligence (machine learning & deep learning) and IT strategy.

He previously served as the director of data science outreach and associate provost for Information Services & CIO at UW-Green Bay and dean of Educational Outreach and Libraries at Black Hills State University.  

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