Executive in Residence


The Executive in Residence (EIR) is a respected and senior leader in the technology community that provides intimate access and is a resource for both McCormick undergraduate and graduate students outside the typical classroom environment. 

Highlights of an EIR include: 

  • Hosting office hours each quarter to advise students.
  • Providing two lectures on industry topics relevant to his/her career during the academic year.
  • Acknowledging the EIR appointment for one academic year.

MEM Executive in Residence 2016-2017

Mohan RaoThe Master of Engineering Management Program has chosen Mohan Rao Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon Economics, for the inaugural Executive in Residence.  Mohan has taught in the MEM program for over 10 years, sponsored several MEM events, and it is clear his commitment, background, and knowledge are invaluable assets to the Northwestern community.

B.S. (Engineering), 1989, University of Michigan
Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 1993-1994, Harvard University
Ph.D.; M.A. (Economics; Political Science), 1994, University of Colorado

Dr. Rao is Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon Economics and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University.  He specializes in antitrust, intellectual property, and financial economics.

Dr. Rao has provided economic analysis in antitrust litigation, including in cases involving monopolization, price fixing, and bid rigging, as well as the interplay between antitrust and intellectual property. His intellectual property experience includes valuing patents, trade- marks, and trade secrets across a wide range of industries, including computers, information technology, manufacturing, utilities, consumer products, aviation, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. He has experience in valuing early stage technologies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has studied market structure, competition, and performance of numerous pharmaceutical products, including pricing, marketing and promotion, clinical trials and regulatory approval. He has evaluated commercial success of patented products, including in ANDA actions. Dr. Rao has served as an economics expert in U.S. and foreign courts and in U.S. and international arbitration proceedings.

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