Carnegie Mellon University

Ganesh Mani

Ganesh Mani

Adjunct Professor of Innovation Practice

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Ganesh Mani is an Adjunct Professor of Innovation Practice at Tepper. Ganesh has worked on scaling human expertise via AI in many milieus.  He co-founded Advanced Investment Technology (one of the earliest start-ups to combine investment management and machine learning), which was acquired by State Street Corporation, creating its Advanced Research Center for helping manage multibillion-dollar institutional portfolios. Ganesh has contributed to other AI start-ups, including an entity that is now part of Nasdaq-listed iCAD, employing machine learning techniques for early cancer detection. Ganesh has an MBA in finance, a PhD in AI from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BTech in Computer Science from IIT-Bombay. He is past-President and long-term board member of TiE's Pittsburgh chapter, co-MD of TiE Pittsburgh Angels; and on the advisory board of the FDP Institute as well as journals such as Financial Data Science and Patterns. Ganesh’s work has been patented, featured in a Barron’s cover story and published in leading academic journals and popular opinion pages. He has previously taught courses such as AI Grand Challenges (overlapping with AI and Emerging Economies) for the CMU Africa and Qatar students.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - PhD (AI)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - MBA (Finance)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay - BTech (Computer Science)