Feb. 1996 - Aug. 1996: Trainer at Institute of Banking studies - Kuwait
Aug. 1993 - Dec. 1995: Assistant Professor in the Computers and Systems area of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune
Apr. 1984 - Jun. 1988: Systems Engineer at Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), SRIHARIKOTA
Quantitative methods in Forecasting & Decision models in Social Science and Business Domain. [“Exploring the rationale behind choices of day-to-day living, covering wider aspect of personal and professional focus”].
Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) for Business and Psychology synergy. [ANN and Innovation Thinking & Training – is it possible?].
Modelling / Simulation of Business processes, viz., Production Process models and Decision / Analytical models, for productivity and efficiency analysis
Process Improvement, Governance and Management of Educational Institutes.
Awards & Fellowships
SHRIRAM AWARD for Best Paper in Marketing (1990-91), by Fertilizer Association of India
Balanced Scorecard sessions (credits) by BSC Collaborative Inc.,
PMI’s Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
"Exchange Rate Prediction: A Simulation Using Artificial Neural Networks", [R.Desikan, S. Sundararajan]. Paper presented at the International Conference on Stochastic Models, Optimization Techniques and Computer Applications (ICSOC), December 15-17, 1994, Coimbatore, INDIA. Published in "Stochastic Models, Optimization techniques and Computer Applications" edited by G.V. Krishna Reddy, R. Nadarajan and N.K. Venkatasubramanian, Published by Wiley Eastern Limited - New Age International Limited, New Delhi, 1994, (pp. 427-433).
“Decision Support for Working Capital Management”, [R.Desikan, Jyoti Agrawal]. Paper presented at and published in proceedings of Northern India regional Conference of Computer Society of India, Dec. 23-24, 1994, at Jaipur, India.
“Strategic Alignment of Information technology: Indian Banks’ Future”, [R.Desikan], Banks Economists’ Conference, IBA, Sep. 5-7, 1994, Goa, India.
"A Connectionist Expert System for Term Loan Evaluation", [R.Desikan, B. Shekar], in Artificial Intelligence Technology (Applications and Management), Proceedings of the International Computing Congress, Secunderabad, India, 1993. Edited by E. Balagurusamy and B. Sushila, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, 1993. (pp. 381-388).
"Term-loan Evaluation: An ANN Approach in the Indian Scenario," [R.Desikan and B. Shekar]. Proceedings of The Second Annual Research Workshop on AI/ES in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., Aug. 7, 1993.
“Developments in Financial Expert Systems”, [R.Desikan, V.B. Kaujalgi], CSI Communications, Computer Society of India, Jun. 1993, (pp 15-21).
“A multi-attribute decision making approach for term loan evaluation”, [R.Desikan, V.B. Kaujalgi]. Paper presented at 24th Annual Convention of OR Society of India, Dec. 26-28, 1991.
"Analysis of Fertilizer Movement in India, using a Computer Model", [R.Desikan, V.B. Kaujalgi], Fertilizer news, Oct. 1990 (pp 47-55). This bagged the SHRIRAM AWARD for Best Paper in Marketing (1990-91), by Fertilizer Association of India.
I-Prize in Paper presentation, during National Seminar on 'Computers in Modern Age' organized by IEEE - Student Chapter, Delhi College of Engineering - Delhi in Feb. 1993.