Dr. Rajeev Bukralia, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
PhD | Faculty
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Doctor of Science, Dakota State University
- Data Science
- Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and NLP)
- Ethics of artificial intelligence (Responsible AI, XAI)
- IT Strategy
- 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
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 graduate program coordinator for all CIS graduate programs and 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), an award-winning student organization dedicated to data science and artificial intelligence (AI). 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 co-founder and chair of the Twin Cities Professional Chapter of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). He serves as chair of the Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC).
He earned doctoral and master’s degrees in information systems from Dakota State University. His research interests include data science, artificial intelligence, ethics of AI, and IT strategy. Dr. Bukralia is active in industry; he has participated in data science trainings/workshops at Google, Microsoft, and UC-Berkeley and served as a research fellow in large companies. He is a thought leader in data science education and and serves as a distinguished volunteer for MinneAnalytics, a non-profit, industry-focused organization dedicated to data science.
Previously, Dr. Bukralia served as the director of data science outreach and associate provost for Information Services/CIO at UW-Green Bay. At Black Hills State University, he was dean of Educational Outreach and Libraries.