Dr. James Marsden, EIC, Decision Support Systems : Dr. Marsden is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut. He came to the University of Connecticut in August 1993, as the Head of OPIM. He formerly was the founding Chair and Philip Morris Professor of Information Systems at the Department of Decision Science and Information Systems, University of Kentucky, along with serving as the Director of the MIS and DSS Research Labs at that institution. Dr. Marsden has had visiting appointments at Purdue, Arizona, and the University of York. His areas of specialization include econometrics, quantitative methods, information economics, decision support system valuation, expert systems, and the management of computing systems. Professor Marsden is a Departmental Editor (DSS Impacts and Evaluation) for Decision Support Systems and has served for several years as the Expert Systems Minitrack co-coordinator for the annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. His research has appeared in Decision Support Systems, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Organizational Computing, American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and numerous other leading journals.
Dr. Sudha Ram, EIC, Journal of Business Analytics: Dr. Sudha Ram is Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of MIS, Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. She has joint faculty appointments as Professor of Computer Science, member of BIO5 Institute, and Institute for Environment. She is the director of the INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics at the University of Arizona. Dr. Ram received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. Her research is in the areas of Enterprise Data Management, Business Intelligence, Large Scale Networks and Big Data Analytics. Her work uses different methods such as machine learning, statistical approaches, ontologies and conceptual modeling. Dr. Ram has published more than 200 research articles in refereed journals, conferences and book chapters.
She has received more than $60 million in research funding from organizations such as, IBM, Intel Corporation, SAP, Ford, Raytheon Missile Systems, US ARMY, NIST, NSF, NASA, and Office of Research and Development of the CIA. Dr. Ram served as the senior editor for Information Systems Research, and is currently a senior editor of Journal of AIS and on the editorial board for many leading Information Systems journals. She is also a co-editor in chief of the Journal on Data Semantics and a founding editor for Journal of Business Analytics. She is a cofounder of the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) and serves on the steering committee of many workshops and conferences including the Entity Relationship Conference (ER). Dr. Ram has published articles in such journals as Communications of the ACM, IEEE Expert, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems, Information Systems Research, Management Science, and MIS Quarterly.
Dr. Ram serves as a consultant to several global companies on Business Intelligence, Enterprise Data management and Big Data Analytics. She received the IBM faculty Development Award and UA Leading Edge Innovator in Research Award in 2007 and 2012. Her research has been highlighted in several media outlets including UANEWS, Arizona Alumni Magazine, International Journalism Festival, NPR news, and New York Times. She was a speaker for a TEDx talk in December 2013 on “Creating a Smarter World with Big Data”.
Dr. Ramesh Sharda, Series Editor for Annals of IS and Eminent Editorial Board for ACM Databases: Dr. Ramesh Sarda is the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Watson/ConocoPhillips Chair and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has coauthored two textbooks (Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Data Science: A Managerial Perspective, 4th Edition, Pearson and Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support, 10th edition, Pearson). His research has been published in major journals in management science and information systems including Management Science, Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences Journal, EJIS, JMIS, Interfaces, INFORMS Journal on Computing, ACM Data Base and many others. He is a member of the editorial boards of journals such as the Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, and Information Systems Frontiers. He also serves as the Faculty Director of Teradata University Network. He received the 2013 INFORMS Computing Society HG Lifetime Service Award, and was inducted into Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2016. He has been recognized as INFORMS Fellow in 2018.
Dr. Ashish Gupta is an Associate Professor of Analytics in Raymond J. Harbert College of Business and Harbert Advisory Council Faculty Fellow at the Auburn University. Prior to this, he served as the (founding) director of Analytics Research Center and an Associate Professor of Analytics & IS in the College of Business at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He has been a Visiting Research Scientist at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Visiting Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics at the Arizona State University and research affiliate with University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He has a PhD in MSIS from Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. At Auburn University, he has established and manages a data science cluster and a state-of-art Business analytics lab.
Dr. Gupta’s research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, healthcare informatics, sports analytics, organizational and individual performance. His recent articles have appeared in journals such as MIT Sloan Management Review, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Sciences Journal, European Journal of Operations Research, Risk Analysis, Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, IEEE Transactions, Information Systems Journal, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, etc. He has published 5 edited research books. Professor Gupta’s research has been supported by various grant agencies such as THEC, DHS, NSF, DOD and several private organizations and has received numerous awards.
He serves on the editorial boards of journals such as Journal of Business Analytics (AE), Information Systems Frontiers (AE), JMWAIS (AE), IJDSST and IJITSA, and guest edited special issues of journals such as Decision Support Systems (healthcare Analytics), Annals of IS (Advances in Healthcare Informatics & Analytics). He has been the President for MWAIS and served on its executive board. He is current chair for SIGDSA (Decision Support & Analytics).