Professor De's teaching interests include database management, telecommunications, and strategic implications of information systems. His current research interests include e-business, social networks, software engineering, and heterogeneous databases.
Professor De has published in a wide spectrum of journals, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of MIS, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions
on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Interfaces, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics,
Operations Research, and The Review of Financial Studies.
Professor De has been heavily involved in professional activities in the MIS arena. Currently, he is co-editor-in-chief of
Journal of Electronic Commerce Research. He also serves on the advisory boards of three journals,
Information Technology & Management, Information Systems Frontiers, and
Financial Innovation, and on the editorial boards of two others, Journal of MIS and
Decision Support Systems. In the past, he served on the advisory board of
Information Systems Research (1999-2006) and as an associate editor of
Management Science (1995-2008), Information Systems Research (1991-1998), and
Decision Sciences (1993-1999), among others. He was program chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in 1999 and workshop co-chair of the Workshop on Information Technologies & Systems (WITS) in 1994. He served as co-chair
of the ICIS doctoral consortium in 2006 and of the ICIS dissertation competition in 2007. He was president of WITS from 1998 to 2000 and its advisor from 2001 to 2003, and resumed the latter role in 2014 for another three-year term. He also served as chair
of the Information Systems Society (ISS) of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) over three consecutive terms during 1990-1993. He was named an inaugural distinguished fellow of ISS in 2009 and a fellow of the Association
for Information Systems (AIS) in 2014.
Prior to joining Krannnert in 2002, Professor De was Sherman-Standard Register Chair in MIS at the University of Dayton for more than a decade. He started his academic career at Ohio State University, beginning as assistant professor of accounting and MIS
in 1978 and becoming associate professor in 1983 and professor in 1988. He was at Cornell University during 1983-1984 as visiting associate professor of MIS.