Ganesh Mani


Ganesh Mani is on the adjunct faculty of Carnegie Mellon University and is considered a global thought leader, helping scale human expertise via AI in many application areas, particularly financial services. He has been a pioneer in applying innovative techniques to multiple asset classes and has worked with large investment management firms incl. hedge funds, after having sold one of the earliest AI/ML-based asset management boutiques into SSgA (in the late nineties), nucleating the Advanced Research Center there. 

Ganesh has been featured on ABC Nightline and in a Barron's cover story titled "New Brains on the Block." He has an MBA in Finance and a PhD specializing in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; as well as an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.  Ganesh is often invited to speak and moderate panels at industry conferences around The Art of Data Science theme.

Current or Past Affiliations

TiE Pittsburgh Angels, co-Managing Director

TiE Pittsburgh (ex-President)


Global Innovation Center

iCAD (early advisor, AI for cancer detection)


Journal of Financial Data Science (Advisory Board)


Patterns (Advisory Board)




Google Scholar Page 


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