Dr. Mangal is Teaching Faculty, Executive Director for the Easton Technology Leadership Program and the Research Director for the Business and Information Technologies (BIT) at UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is teaching Emerging Technologies and Markets, with a focus on Big Data. As Executive Director of the Easton Technology Leadership program, Dr Mangal has been involved in the strategy, design and implementation of the program which was setup by a gift of two million dollars at UCLA Anderson, focusing on technology management and leadership. In the second phase, with an additional two million dollar grant from the Eastons, she has been involved in growing this program, in terms of the student population as well as the curriculum offerings. 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. Dr Mangal recently served as judge for two case competitions, one hosted by Google and the other by Southern California Edison. 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 4-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 Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager 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 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.
UCLA Anderson School Local Award given for exemplary performance, Jun 2012
Program Committee for Service Management and Marketing, Service Research and Innovation Institute (SRII) Conference 2012
Advisory Board, UCLA Advanced Degree Consulting Club (ADCC)
UCLA Anderson School Local Award given for exemplary performance, Jun 2011
UCLA Anderson School Local Award given for exemplary performance, Dec 2009
UCLA Anderson School Local Award given for exemplary performance, Jun 2009
International Evaluator for Doctoral thesis - Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 2012-13
PhD Thesis External Evaluator - National Institute of Technology, India
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