Info Session about Business Research Opportunities for Engineers

Info Session
Friday, November 06, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
POB AVAYA Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Engineering students:

  • Are you interested in leveraging your analytical skills to work on cutting-edge research questions?
  • Are you ready to combine mathematic and computing skills to find innovative solutions to challenging problems in new fields?
  • Are you interested in manipulating and analyzing with large amounts of data?
  • Do you want to pursue research in a field with excellent academic and industry career opportunities?

Columbia Business School offers a number of opportunities for students to do high-impact research in the ultimate business laboratory: New York City.  Students will have the opportunity to work alongside our leading global researchers as they develop ideas transform the business world.  Our faculty work in the fields of Decision, Risk & Operations (DRO); Accounting; Finance & Economics; Management; and Marketing.
Our research offerings include the following:
SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – This 10-week summer program provides an intellectually stimulating environment and exposes the intern to the world of business research.  It is designed for students in their junior year, but exceptional sophomores and Master degree students have participated.  Interns are provided with housing and a stipend.  (Application process begins in January 2016)
FULL-TIME RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM – This 2-3 year program allows the Research Associate to work on many different projects with world-leading faculty in their respective fields.  Alumni of the program have gone on to top-tier business PhD programs or positions in top financial services firms. (Application December 1, 2015 for openings in July 2016)
PHD PROGRAM – Columbia Business School provides an intense research community and excellent resources for doctoral studies.  A fellowship and stipend give doctoral students flexibility to pursue their interests without having to worry about funding.  Recent graduates have joined leading academic institutions, including, Stanford, Northwestern, Wharton, and Duke. (Application deadline January 4, 2016)


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Dr. Khaled Hamdy

Columbia Business School

 Dr. Khaled Hamdy manages all the research activities supporting faculty research at Columbia Business School, and he is looking to attract talented engineers to Columbia Business School.  Khaled has an engineering background and can talk directly to how you can apply your engineering skills within the business context.  He earned an MBA (2006) with Distinction in Strategy and Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business, a PhD (2000) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, an MSE (1990) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS (1988) with Honors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.  The focus of his PhD research was using Fourier, wavelet, and statistical models to efficiently model audio signals for applications in compression and time-scaling.
Khaled has had a diverse career spanning corporate strategy, consulting, and research & development.  After completing his MBA, he worked in the consultant in the telecom, media, and technology industries.  He also worked in the Corporate Strategy group at Alcatel Lucent, where he developed growth, sales, and innovation strategies, built customer intelligence practice, and developed organizational strategies to improve innovation as new technologies are developed in Bell Labs.  After his PhD, he worked at iBiquity Digital Corporation, where he applied his expertise in audio coding technology to the development of the HD Radio standard in the US.