Shikhar Acharya
Assistant Professor of Business Analytics
563.588.7784 | shikhar.acharya@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2017
B.E., Kathmandu University, 2004
M.B.A., Ace Institute of Management, 2007
Ph.D., Missouri University of Science & Technology, 2015


Shikhar Acharya is working as Assistant Professor of Business Analytics at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa from Fall 2017. He teaches various analytics courses both at undergraduate and graduate level. Some of the courses he is teaching are Applied Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Programming for Analytic Methods, etc. He worked as Visiting Instructor at the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, University of South Florida from Fall 2015 to Summer 2017. Before joining USF, he taught at Missouri Western State University as Assistant Professor of Business Statistics in Spring 2015.

His primary research is in the area of detection of malicious devices. He has applied various machine learning algorithms and statistical methods such as Hidden Markov Models, Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines, etc. He has peer reviewed publications in this area and has presented his work in various conferences and forums. He has collaborated with various local organizations and advised them on data related issues. This is done by incorporating their problems in the courses he teaches. These collaborations have provided his students with real life working experience. He received his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri. He has an undergraduate in Computer Engineering and he also holds an MBA degree.

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