Rahul Telang is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. He is on the editorial board of two leading journals and has served as the co-chair of the International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC 2003), Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2006), and Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2007). He has been a visiting professor at Indian School of Business.
Telang’s key research field is in economics of Information security. He has done extensive empirical as well as analytical work on disclosure issues surrounding software vulnerabilities, software vendors’ incentives to provide quality, mechanism designs for optimal security investments in a multi-unit firms etc. His work on impact of vulnerability announcement on vendors’ stock price has received wide media coverage. He also has worked consumer usages of new technologies (like P2P networks) and impact of these technologies on market structure. His work on the used book market has been reported in The New York Times among other media outlets. His research has been published in leading journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS, and Human computer Interaction, etc.
Ph.D. in Information Systems, 2002. Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelors of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.