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Faculty | MSBA

Prabuddha De

Accenture Professor Emeritus of Information Technology

Professor De's primary teaching interests are in data management, although he has also taught courses in telecommunications, systems analysis and design, management of IT, and other areas. His current research interests include e-business, social networks, software engineering, and heterogeneous databases.

Professor De has published over 70 articles in a wide spectrum of academic 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, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Production & Operations Management, and The Review of Financial Studies, as well as in professional outlets such as Interfaces (currently, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics) and MIT Sloan Management Review.

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 board of one, Journal of MIS. In the past, he served on the advisory boards of Information Systems Research (1999-2006) and Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2016-2019), and as an associate editor of Management Science (1995-2008), Information Systems Research (1991-1998), Decision Sciences (1993-1999), and Decision Support Systems (1992-2015), 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 again from 2014 to 2019.  He also served as president of INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) over three consecutive terms during 1990-1993. He was named an inaugural distinguished fellow of INFORMS ISS in 2009 and a fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in 2014.

From 2002 to until his retirement from active service in 2020, Professor De served on the Krannert faculty as Accenture University Professor of Information Technology.  Prior to joining Krannert in 2002, he 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.


Ph.D., Industrial Administration (Information Systems), Carnegie Mellon University
M.S., Computer Science, Pennsylvania State University
B.Sc. (Honors), Physics, University of Calcutta, India

Research & Area(s) of Expertise

E-Business, Social Networks, Software Engineering, Heterogeneous Databases