Rajesh Vijayaraghavan is a Doctoral student in the Accounting and Management area at Harvard Business School. His research interests include understanding the relationship between economic information and financial reporting transparency, accounting and risk management in financial institutions, regulation, corporate governance and performance measurement, and the applications of machine learning.
Prior to beginning his studies at HBS, Rajesh worked in Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City in their risk management division for interest rate derivatives. During his time working at the bank, he not only gained an appreciation of the value of financial, risk, and regulatory reporting but also on the importance of control systems in a large organization.
Rajesh earned a B.Tech degree from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, University of Madras, Chennai, India. He then earned an MS, pursuing course work in Computer Science and Applied Math, at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU.
Rajesh enjoys cooking, playing rhythm music, hiking, traveling, and history. His latest interests are narrating stories about the moon and Bus Number 66 to his eleven-month old son Rushil.