Meet the faculty: Karan Girotra

Karan Girotra

Professor of operations, technology, and information management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Academic focus

Karan Girotra joins the Johnson School with an academic focus on smart transportation, sustainability, marketplaces, business model innovation, startup science, ideation, and operations management.


Most recently, Girotra was the Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development and an associate professor of technology and operations management at INSEAD. His  academic background includes a PhD and an AM in managerial sciences and applied economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BTech in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

On joining the SC Johnson College of Business

“My new colleagues, and the opportunities enabled by Cornell Tech, and the formation of the college make joining the SC Johnson College of Business an especially exciting time. The breadth of expertise available on campus and the opportunities to work across traditional department and school boundaries makes working for Cornell exciting.”