Dr. Mangal is Executive Director for the Easton Technology Leadership Program and the Research Director for Business and Information Technologies (BIT) at UCLA Anderson School of Management. She taught Big Data as an Emerging Technologies and Markets course at UCLA Anderson. She is on the board of the IS Associates. Dr Mangal spoke about Big Data and participated in a Q&A with a Silicon Beach Startup on 'Concept to Code' on the youtube channel for the City of Santa Monica. As Executive Director, she has been instrumental in starting the Easton Technology Leadership program in technology leadership, with seed funding received as a gift at UCLA Anderson. She played a lead role in later revamping and growing the program, its team and its offerings in V1.5 and then again in V2.0. This year she held a CES event at UCLA Anderson, at the same time as the International CES in Las Vegas. As Research Director of BIT, Dr Mangal has published several papers and articles in journals and magazines, many in collaboration with global researchers. She has published three books.
Vandana has given talks at several domestic and global conferences, participated in panels and chaired conference sessions, including at the Digital Entertainment World Conference, California Clean Conference, the India Conference and the Women's Business Conference. She serves as judge for case and venture competitions such as those hosted by Google, Southern California Edison and Applied Management Research at UCLA Anderson. She has jointly conducted company case studies. She has served as the guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Engineering Management and Economics titled 'Technology, Operations and Strategy in Innovation and Entrepreneurship'. She is the recipient of several awards for research and programs including from the Center for Global Management and the Center for International Business Education and Research, the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the University of California's Industry-University Cooperative Research Program. She is a 5-time recipient of the UCLA Anderson School Local Award given for exemplary performance.
Before joining UCLA, Dr Mangal worked at Intel. She also worked at AE Business Solutions Consulting Company as a Principal Consultant and Business Analyst serving as the primary liaison between clients and technical developers and managing projects in sectors including education, telecommunications, recreation and legal. Before moving to consulting, Vandana taught at the University of Wisconsin, Madison's School of Business and at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville's Computer Science department. She completed her PhD from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University; her undergraduate degree is in Electrical Engineering from PEC University of Technology.
Dr. Mangal's research interests include big data, technology management and information systems related to globalization, services, entrepreneurship, operations in the areas of insurance, mortgage and retail with the intersection of technology and business being of special interest. She has published three books and papers in many journals and magazines. Dr Mangal has served as speaker and chair at several conferences.
International Program Committee, 13th Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management
Advisory Board, UCLA Advanced Degree Consulting Club
Program Committee for Service Management and Marketing, Service Research and Innovation Institute (SRII) Conference 2012
Four time recipient, UCLA Anderson School Local Award given for exemplary performance
PhD Thesis External Evaluator - National Institute of Technology, India, 2013-14
International Evaluator for Doctoral thesis - Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2012-13
Mentor, Santa Monica Youth Technology Program, 2012
Admissions Ambassador - Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2011-12
PhD Thesis External Examiner - DMS-IIT Delhi, India
Project Advisor - Globally Distributed Work (AMPM3) Program Participant, 2010
Guest editor of the special issue titled 'Technology, Operations and Strategy in Innovation and Entrepreneurship' in the International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, 2011, Vol 2, Iss 2/3