Congratulations to Prof. Gaurav Bansal, recipient of the Community Partnership Award in Business. Bansal is the Frederick E. Baer Professor in Business and Full Professor of MIS/Statistics at UW-Green Bay’s Austin E. Cofrin School of Business.
The Community Partnership Award in Business (CPAB) was created to support the mission of the Cofrin School of Business in advancing the economic prosperity and entrepreneurial spirit of Northeast Wisconsin through community partnership and engagement. Professor Gaurav Bansal joined the Cofrin School of Business faculty in 2008 and has been instrumental in community engagement ever since. For example, Bansal has been involved in a research project on AI ethical frameworks with a number of business / industries, including SECURA Insurance Companies, TIDI Products, Visteon Corporation, and State of Wisconsin. A resulting paper is currently under review.
Bansal was instrumental in organizing and moderating a Chief Information Officer (CIO) panel on cutting-edge issues in 2019, and submitted one again this year involving people from companies such as Nicolet National Bank, Consultancy Services, and Visteon Corporation. Dr. Bansal has been involved in organizing the Brown County Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration Event since 2010, and activity for which he has previously won a UWGB Founder’s Award. Bansal graduated from The Leadership Green Bay program in 2011, and continues to volunteer doing things such as organizing the Inclusivity day program, in collaboration with the Greater Green Bay Chamber. This program is attended by 40-45 corporate executives from the Greater Green Bay area. He has been invited to present training on ethics regarding data computation and presentation in engineering.
“Gaurav has brightened up the world of engineering ethics education with his practical and helpful insight on how the choices we make in presenting information can influence people’s beliefs and decisions making, ” noted Jeff Mazanec, Sr., consultant at raSmith Inc. “Those insights give engineers a much stronger sense of the practical impact of ethics in engineering in a way that they can immediately incorporate in their ongoing practice.”
Bansal is also president of the India Association of North East Wisconsin and as a board member for IndUS of Fox Valley.