In her current role as Instructional Staff at the iLab at Integrated Innovation Institute, Shantha Mohan co-delivers courses, contributes to curriculum design, and mentors students in their projects and practicums. 

Mohan is a senior software engineering leader and entrepreneur, with proven track record of growing and mentoring technical teams and generating ROI for customers across the globe. Retail Solutions Inc., the company she co-founded, is a leader in Retail Analytics in the Consumer Packaged Goods domain. She ran product development for the company and was responsible for scaling the product development team across the world and deliver multiple analytic applications. Prior to Retail Solutions, she has over 20 years of experience focusing on mission-critical systems to support semiconductor and other high value added manufacturing. At Consilium, now part of Applied Materials, she managed development of three generations of Manufacturing Execution Systems. Such software systems are mission critical, highly scalable, and highly available systems, and companies such as Intel and Infineon depend upon them for their manufacturing.

Outside CMU, she mentors startups and provides career advice in Product Management and software development careers. Her book Roots and Wings – Inspiring stories of Indian Engineering Women is forthcoming. 


Ph.D., Operations Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy