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Rahul Telang


Rahul’s new book Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment was featured in a recent Wall Street Journal review.

Rahul’s book Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment is set for release in August of 2016.

In December 2015, Rahul spoke about data driven research on the Internet and IP rights at The Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest.

In this 2016 article for Carnegie Mellon, Rahul uses the battle between the FBI and Apple to examine issues around data privacy in the 21st century.

Rahul Telang is a professor of information systems and management at Carnegie Mellon University and the Tepper School of Business and the co-director of the Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics (IDEA). A renowned data expert, Rahul’s research focuses on the impact of digitization on consumers, businesses, and policies, particularly in the entertainment industry.

His work, which has earned him a number of Google Research Awards and an NSF CAREER award, explores how the Internet is affecting the incentives for content providers, distributors, and users. He also studies issues surrounding information security and privacy and is currently working on a large NSA-funded project to examine home users’ security and privacy behavior. His forthcoming book, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment (MIT Press, 2016), uses the example of Netflix’s “House of Cards” to illustrate how technology is disrupting the way TV shows and other creative content are produced, priced, and distributed.

Rahul has worked extensively with industry representatives and policy makers on a variety of issues surrounding digitization of media and is a trusted consultant to media companies around the world.

His work has been featured widely in the press, and his articles have appeared in many top management and policy journals, including Management Science, Marketing Science, ISR, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of Industrial Economics.

Rahul has a BE from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and an MS and PhD from Carnegie Mellon.