Dr. Mandaar Pande is currently a Professor of IT at the Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune (a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University). After completing a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Hyderabad on practical uses of nonlinear phenomena in nonlinear optics, he comes with around 25 years of varied experiences in industry and academia.
In his initial stint in academics, he was a faculty at BITS, Pilani, where he taught digital electronics and communications. For two decades in IT industry, he worked with Tech Mahindra and Wipro on multiple projects and global programs specifically addressing the non functional and performance engineering space across all industry verticals. He was globally heading the Performance Engineering Practice at Wipro from 2013-2017.
After moving back to academics in 2017, he has been teaching IT subjects with focus on Data Science and Data Analytics and using Design Thinking to bring in innovative approaches to problem solving. He is working on industry oriented and pure scientific research problems in Quantum Computing, Quantum Machine Learning and Quantum Communications. These are cross-disciplinary areas encompassing Quantum Physics, Computer Science and Communications, and are the future of computing.