Soulaymane Kachani conducts research in the fields of dynamic pricing, revenue management, machine learning, logistics, supply chain management, algorithmic trading, statistical arbitrage, traffic flow modeling, and transportation analysis. He is an affiliated member of two centers of the Columbia Data Science Institute: The Financial and Business Analytics Center and the Foundations of Data Science Center. He is also an affiliated member of the Columbia Center for Financial Engineering and the Computational Optimization Research Center. He teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of quantitative corporate finance, industrial economics, operations consulting, logistics, pricing, and production and inventory planning.
Professor Kachani serves as Columbia University’s Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation. In this role, he leads the development of Columbia University’s teaching, learning, and innovation strategies, supporting schools, colleges, and departments in offering new and extending existing on-campus, online, and hybrid courses and programs to audiences at Columbia and around the world. He founded and has been overseeing the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning and ColumbiaX. He also serves as Senior Vice Dean of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and is in charge of the School's world-class undergraduate, Master's, PhD, executive, online and global programs.