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MIS Distinguished Speakers Series

The MIS area established a Distinguished Speakers Series in 2002.  The objective of this series is to invite a leader in the MIS academic arena to the Krannert School and arrange a seminar where the guest of honor makes a public presentation on a research topic of current interest.  Besides the seminar, the itinerary of the speaker includes meetings with the MIS faculty and doctoral students as well as other appropriate individuals.  Our plan is to invite two speakers per year – one in each semester of the academic year.  The following scholars have visited us so far as part of this series.

Speaker Date Topic

Sudha Ram3
University of Arizona

April 10, 2020 Undecided

Siva Viswanathan
University of Maryland

August 23, 2019 Designing Incentives for Social Sharing: Evidence from Field and Lab Experiments

Seungjin (Jin) Whang
Stanford University

March 29, 2019 Digitization and Profitability

Gediminas (Gedas) Adomavicius
University of Minnesota

November 16, 2018 Efficient Computational Strategies for Dynamic Inventory Liquidation

Alessandro Acquisti
Carnegie Mellon University

April 27, 2018 Privacy, Behavior, and Economics

Arun Rai
Georgia State University

September 22, 2017 Social Learning in Information Technology Investment: The Role of Board Interlocks

Anandhi Bharadwaj
Emory University

April 21, 2017 Market Returns to Digital Innovations: A Group Based Trajectory Approach

Chris Forman
Cornell University

September 30, 2016 IT Knowledge Spillovers, Absorptive Capacity, and Productivity: Evidence from Enterprise Software

Kartik Hosanagar
University of Pennsylvania

May 6, 2016 Recommender Systems: Impact and Performance
Ravi Bapna
University of Minnesota
August 31, 2015 Analyzing the Impact of Incentive Structure on the Diffusion of Mobile Social Games: A Randomized Field Experiment
Hsinchun Chen
University of Arizona
February 20, 2015 Smart and Connected Health: Overview and Case Study
Alex Tuzhilin
New York University
December 8, 2014 Recommending Learning Materials to Students by Identifying their Knowledge Gaps
Alok Gupta
University of Minnesota
March 28, 2014 Designing Intelligent Software Agents for Sequential B2B Auctions:A Structural Econometric Approach
Yong Tan
University of Washington
September 20, 2013 Feel Blue so Go Online:An Empirical Study of Social Support among Patients
Paul Goes
University of Arizona
May 3, 2013 “Popularity Effect” in User-Generated Contents: Evidence from Online Product Reviews
Abraham Seidmann
University of Rochester
November 2, 2012 Information Hang-overs in Healthcare Service Systems
Abraham Seidmann2
University of Rochester
May 11, 2012 Information Hang-overs in Healthcare Service Systems
Anitesh Barua
The University of Texas at Austin
November 4, 2011 Market Myopia and Firm Specific Risk: Reexamining the Financial Value of Information Technology Decisions
Debabrata (Deb) Dey
University of Washington
April 29, 2011 Impact of Network Externality in the Security Software Market
Ritu Agarwal
University of Maryland
December 3, 2010 Digital Transformation of Healthcare:Opportunities and Challenges
Lorin M. Hitt
University of Pennsylvania
March 26, 2010 Job Hopping, Knowledge Spillovers, and Regional Returns to Information Technology Investments
Vijay S. Mookerjee
University of Texas at Dallas
October 30, 2009 Graph Theoretic Problems in Information Systems
M.S. Krishnan
University of Michigan
March 27, 2009 Flexibility in IT Architecture:Implications for Innovation and Business Value
Barrie R. Nault
University of Calgary
November 21, 2008 On the Relationship of Information Technology with Other Inputs
Sandra A. Slaughter
Georgia Institute of Technology
April 18, 2008 Project Managers’ Skills and Project Success in IT Outsourcing
Sumit Sarkar
University of Texas, Dallas
November 16, 2007 Resource Allocation Policies for Personalization
Robert W. Zmud
University of Oklahoma
April 9, 2007 Value Implications of IT Outsourcing Contextual Characteristics
Robert J. Kauffman
University of Minnesota & Arizona State University
November 3, 2006 Value-at-Risk in IT Services Contracts
Robert J. Kauffman1
University of Minnesota
April 21, 2006 Making Sense of Ignoring Cents:9-Ending Prices and Price Rigidity under Rational Inattention
V. Sambamurthy
Michigan State University
October 28, 2005 The Impact of Inter-Unit Linkages on Ambidexterity in Information Systems Projects
Haim Mendelson
Stanford University
March 25, 2005 Differentiation, R & D Investment, and Market Structure
Tridas Mukhopadhyay
Carnegie-Mellon University
November 12, 2004 Business Value of Personalization: An Empirical Investigation
Rajiv D. Banker
University of California, Riverside
April 26, 2004 Information Technology Spending and Future Earnings
Salvatore (Sal) March
Vanderbilt University
November 14, 2003 Design Science in IT Research: Response Time Modeling in Distributed Database Systems
Chris F. Kemerer
University of Pittsburgh
April 25, 2003 How Development Decisions Affect Product Lifecycle Volatility: A Longitudinal Study of Software Change Histories
Ramayya (Ram) Krishnan
Carnegie-Mellon University
November 1, 2002 Decision-Theoretic Design of Shopbots

1Cancelled in the end because of a medical emergency in the speaker's family.
2Cancelled in the end because the speaker fell ill right before his trip.
3Cancelled in the end because of the outbreak of COVID-19 and related restrictions.