Kowshik Ganesh is a senior consultant at Athena. His interests include infrastructure governance, policy and applications of operations research in urban governance. He primarily works on optimizing government data and drawing insights (big data analytics), developing decision support systems, and geospatial solutions. Kowshik has also worked on developing a performance assessment framework and evaluation of 664 urban local bodies in Tamil Nadu for Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Award. He additionally developed a septage management decision support tool blueprint for ADB. He completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering (specializing in applied operations research) from Arizona State University, USA.