Information Systems and Electronic Commerce Research

Professor Sulin Ba holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research interests include the effective provision of e-service, online price dispersion, digital health communities, and pricing of virtual goods in virtual worlds. She has published in Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Production and Operations Management, Decision Support Systems, and other academic journals. She is a recipient of the 2010 Best Information Systems Publications Award (Given by the Association for Information Systems and its Senior Scholars Consortium), and Year 2000 MIS Quarterly Best Paper Award. She is a senior editor for Production and Operations Management. She also serves on the editorial board of Decision Support Systems.

Professor Xue Bai’s research interests include mathematical modeling for managing data quality and information security related risks in enterprise information systems. Another of her research interests is in the area of data mining and data analytics methods applied to business and healthcare domains. Her work has appeared in Information Systems Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Decision Support Systems, among others. She received the Best Research Paper Award in 2011 at the UConn School of Business. She is currently an Associate Editor of Information Systems Research.

Prof. Sudip Bhattacharjee is an Associate Professor in the School of Business, University of Connecticut. His research interests include information systems economics, e-business, digital goods and markets, and closed loop supply chains. He serves as an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research, guest AE for MIS Quarterly and Decision Sciences Journal. He has extensive research consulting experience with Fortune 100 firms on data-analytics based decision making in IT and operations. His research has appeared in premier journals such as Management Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of Business, Journal of Law and Economics, ACM Transactions, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions, and others. His research has been highlighted in various media outlets such as Connecticut Public Television, Business Week, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Der Spiegel, Christian Science Monitor, slashdot.org, Business 2.0 Web Guide, and others.

Prof. Ram Gopal is currently the Chair of the Operations and Information Management Department. His areas of expertise include management information systems, database management, economics of information systems management, database design and security issues, economic and ethical issues relating to software piracy and organization impacts of information technology. He is a senior editor of Information systems Research and his research has appeared in journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, Journal of Law and Economics, Operations Research, Journal of MIS, and others.

Prof. Xinxin Li’s research interests are in economics of information systems with focus on the implications of new technology to consumer welfare, firm pricing and competitive strategies. Her research is interdisciplinary and spans information systems, marketing, economics and sociology. She employs both analytical modeling based on game theory and agency theory and econometric analysis in her research. Her work has been published in journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, among others. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. One of her papers won the 2011 UConn School of Business Best Paper Award.

Prof. Jan Stallaert’s research interests are focused on competition in online retailing and the design of new market mechanisms enabled by Information Technology. He uses analytical economic modeling as well as empirical methods in studying online strategies for the firm. His research has been published in journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, Journal of Production and Operations Management, Discrete Applied Mathematics, among others. He was the co-recipient of the prize “Best IS Publication in 2010” awarded by the Association for Information Systems (AIS).

Prof. Ramesh Sankaranarayanan is Associate Professor of Information Systems and Ackerman Scholar at the School of Business, University of Connecticut. His current research focuses on strategic analysis of digital goods such as software, music and video games, and the impact of information systems on business processes and the structure of firms. His research has appeared in leading journals such as Information Systems Research, Marketing Science, ACM Transactions, and Decision Support Systems. He has served as Associate Editor for MISQ and ICIS, and as reviewer for more than 80 manuscripts for leading Information Systems and Marketing journals including ISR, MISQ, Management Science, Marketing Science, POMS, JMIS, DSS, and ACM Transactions. He has served as a management consultant with multinational corporations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morgan Stanley, Wipro Infotech, and ICICI Ltd, providing strategy formulation and implementation, economic analysis of contracts, financial business process re-engineering, systems design and implementation to industries such as financial services, electric utilities, oil and gas, consumer electronics, and enterprise software. Ramesh has a Ph.D. from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, NYU, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.

Prof. Alex Tung’s current research interests are focused on e-business innovations and online marketing mechanism design. His research has been published in journals such as Management Science, Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information & Management, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, among others.

Prof. Zhongju Zhang’s main research interests include pricing issues of online markets, social and organizational impacts of IT, and information systems resource management and scheduling. His research has appeared in journals including Information Systems Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, among others. Zhang was the co-recipient of the Best IS Publications of the Year 2010. He has also won the Research Excellence Award (2011), MBA Teacher of the Year (2010), and the Ackerman Scholar Award (2007-2009) at the UConn School of Business. Zhang is a guest associate editor for MIS Quarterly and serves on the editorial board of Journal of Database Management, Information Technology and Management, and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications.

Prof. Dmitry Zhdanov’s research interests include information security and privacy, large-scale data analysis, design of intelligent agents and social impacts of information technology. He is a member of the University of Connecticut Center for Information Assurance and Computer Systems Security (an NSA Center of Excellence in Information Assurance Research) and an area editor of the journal Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. His research has been published in leading management journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research and INFORMS Journal on Computing. In his work, Dr. Zhdanov uses a combination of methodologies from economics (game theory, microeconomic analysis) and computer science (simulation, data mining). He received an Honorable Mention for the best research paper in the School of Business in 2009.