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Ganapathiraman R Raman

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[Raman, Ganapathiraman R]
  • Visiting Assistant Professor

Biography

Ganapathiraman Raghu Raman

ganapathiraman.raman@uta.edu

EDUCATION                       

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

PhD in Business Administration Major: Information Systems

Minor: Management

August 2009  - Present.

Dissertation: Appearance vs Reality – Dashboards on Mobile Devices – An Experimental Study

Chair: Dr. Radha Mahapatra

Indian Institute of Management (I.I.M), Lucknow, India.

Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in Systems Management, 1987-1989.

Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T), Delhi, India

Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, 1981-1985.

HONORS AND AWARDS

Paper “Hierarchic View of Data Quality Attributes: Preferences between Relevancy and Format as Dimensions of Data Quality” along with Philip Bond and Dr. James T.C. Teng won the best paper award in the information systems area at the third annual general business conference held at the SAM Houston University on April 15-16, 2011

Dean’s Fellowship, University of Texas at Arlington, 2009 - 2012

Award for Innovation at Caterpillar Inc. 2000.

Outstanding Commitment Award at Caterpillar, 1998.

Merit Cum Means Scholarship based on Central Board of Secondary Education India senior high school final exam results, 1981.

Obtained 15th rank among students who took the senior high school final exams in 1981 in New Delhi, India.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

August 2009 to present

GTA/Lecturer

Was a lecturer at University of Texas at Dallas. Have taught ITSS3300 (Information Technology and Business) to two sections of undergraduate students during Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.

Taught Introduction to MIS and Data Processing (INSY2303) during fall 2014

Taught two courses during spring 2013 – Introduction to MIS and Data Processing (INSY2303) and Information Resource Management (INSY4325), a capstone course.

Taught ERP and various SAP modules as a part of INSY4325 course.

Underwent training conducted by SAP University Alliance during January 2014 at Huntsville, Texas . Worked on case studies covering SD, MM, PP, CO and FI modules

Taught a section of undergraduate students in Business Statistics I during Fall 2013 . Incorporated Activity Based Statistics in order to teach important concepts.

Tutored students in the Statistics lab helping them with basic statistical concepts, hypothesis testing, linear and multiple regression and ANOVA.  Tutored students in the Information Systems Laboratory helping students with assignments in EXCEL, ACCESS and JAVA.

Taught an undergraduate course on Introduction to MIS and Data Processing during Fall 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2011 and Spring 2011. Prepared and delivered lectures, designed, administered and graded tests and exams, conducted laboratory sessions on Microsoft products. Used blackboard and SAM2010 (A Cengage Product) to deliver laboratory assignments, display grades and communicate with students. Designed the syllabus and coordinated with the computer lab. Helped students with their problems through the medium of office hours and e-mails. Have experience working with handicapped students.

Familiar with Active Learning techniques such as Concept Attainment, Attribute listing, Brainstorming, and Six hats to name a few.

Worked with professor in proctoring exams and grading assignments on SQL. Prepared course material, projects and delivered lectures on ETL (Extract Transformation and Load) facility of SQL Server 2008, Cube Building of SQL Server Business Intelligence unit.

Worked with professors in proctoring exams and grading the tests and exams in undergraduate and graduate courses in Java and C++.  Prepared detailed rubric and graded Java assignments of undergraduate and graduate students.

Designed and demonstrated a novel simulation game to teach Normalization of Relational tables.

Feb-April 2009

Designed, developed and taught a course on Data Modeling at a local software consultancy training center in Plano, Texas.

June 1993-August 1993

Designed and developed training material and administered training programs in DB2 and COBOL. Delivered lectures on Database design and SQL.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Business Intelligence

Information Visualization

Agile Software Development and Management of Software Projects.

ERP

Information Security.

Data Quality.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Dissertation

I am studying how information visualization in dashboards is related to accuracy and user satisfaction with focus on the differences in impact on mobile and static devices. I have done in-depth research on cognitive biases, distortions and illusions. I have prepared several conceptual models of relevant constructs using theories from several reference disciplines such as instructional and cognitive psychology, vision research, neuro biology and advertising.  Created the experimental artefacts and conducted the experiment during Spring 2016.  Planning to defend on August 2016. The key purpose of the research is to come up with recommendations for certain design and deployment features of dashboards.

Conference Papers

Will present a research work on how cognitive biases impact decision making using mobile devices at the annual DSI conference to be held in Austin, Texas during November 2016.

Presented a paper “Agile Project Management Practices – An Exploratory Case Study” at the DSI Annual Conference held in Tampa Bay, Florida during November 2014.

Wrote a paper on ERP success in organizations along “Quo Vadis, ERP – Explicating and Modeling Dimensions of ERP success” with Dr. James T.C. Teng, Kriti Chauhan and Yoonsang Lee which was presented by Dr. Teng in the Southwest DSI conference held in Dallas on March 10-14.

Wrote a paper “Hierarchic View of Data Quality Attributes: Preferences between Relevancy and Format as Dimensions of Data Quality” along with Dr James T.C. Teng and Philip Bond which was presented at the third annual general business conference held at the SAM Houston University on April 15-16, 2011. Was adjudged the best paper in its area.

Papers Reviewed

Reviewed a paper for the journal Information Systems and e-Business Management in 2013 and 2011.

Helped a professor review a paper for MIS Quarterly 2011.

Reviewed several papers for the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2014, 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2013, 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012 and 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011.

Publications in Progress

Currently working on a paper “A comparison of project management methodologies of software development teams” that is targeted towards the Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS). Conducted a case study with three companies in the Hospitality, Insurance and Information Technology industry. Have interviewed more than 30 different stakeholders and transcribed the interviews. Concluded the data analysis and am currently working on several papers based on the case study. Examining the phenomenon from the angles of ambidexterity and leadership styles.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

March 2003 – March 2008

Subject Matter Expert on certain credit card operations in a leading consumer bank who were our clients. Performed designer and developer roles in Data Warehousing division. Applications were developed using IBM mainframe products and SQL SERVER .

August 1994 – March 2003

Designed, developed and enhanced Mainframe and PC based applications for several clients including Caterpillar Inc., Schneider National and Deloitte Consulting. Expert in areas such as COBOL, DB2 and CICS.

June 1989- August 1994

Member and team leader of several software development teams in T.C.S (Tata Consultancy Services), India. These teams developed online and batch applications for clients including Steel Authority of India Limited (S.A.I.L), Sun Life Assurance, Bristol, U.K., GAP Inc., U.S.A and Corporate Insurance Company , Australia.

Developed and tested programs using COBOL in Tandem Nonstop Environment using Pathway, and SCOBOL at Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO), HongKong .

Designed and developed training material and administered training programs in DB2 and COBOL.

STATISTICS COURSES TAKEN

Graduate Level Course on Statistics

PhD Level Statistics Courses

Multiple Regression

ANOVA

Experimental Design

Non-Parametric Statistics

Multivariate Statistics

Structural Equation Modeling (S.E.M.)

SOFTWARE USED

Statistical Software          :  NCSS, SPSS, ARC, LISREL.

Database                           :  SQL SERVER, ORACLE, DB2, Microsoft Access, IMS, IDMS.

Data Mining                      : WEKA

Programming Languages:  Java, C, C++, COBOL, VISUAL BASIC, FORTRAN, REXX, and JCL.

Microsoft                          :  Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Data Visualization            :  Tableau   

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Association for Information Systems (AIS)

Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS)

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Toastmaster under the aegis of Toastmasters International, 2005.

Certification in Java, Brainbench, 2001.

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Aug 2016 to Present INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)

Other Creative Activities

  • 2016
    • Origami
      • Aug 2016 The Japanese Art of Folding Paper
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Poetry
      • Aug 2016 Writing poems in English and Hindi
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Courses

      • INSY 3305-002 INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

        This is a survey of the concepts and methods of information systems analysis and design, system development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies associated with the SDLC. Course covers feasibility analysis, requirements definition, systems design, data design, coding design, programming, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 3304 and INSY 4305. INSY 4305 may be taken concurrently.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 5382-001 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

        This is a survey of the concepts and methods of information systems analysis and design, system development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies associated with the SDLC. Course covers feasibility analysis, requirements definition, systems design, data design, coding design, programming, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 3304 and INSY 4305. INSY 4305 may be taken concurrently.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3305-001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        This is a survey of the concepts and methods of information systems analysis and design, system development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies associated with the SDLC. Course covers feasibility analysis, requirements definition, systems design, data design, coding design, programming, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 3304 and INSY 4305. INSY 4305 may be taken concurrently.

        Summer - 8 Weeks - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 5341-001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        Analysis and design phase of systems development life cycle. Topics include systems survey, functional specification, interface specification, data design, program design, system testing, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 5335

        Summer - 8 Weeks - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3303-002 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts, working principles, and management issues related to data communication and computer networks. The course utilizes a networking lab to allow students to do the hands-on projects. This is an introductory course and is targeted at undergraduate students who have little or no background in the subject. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to master the terminology, and network principles concepts.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3303-003 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts, working principles, and management issues related to data communication and computer networks. The course utilizes a networking lab to allow students to do the hands-on projects. This is an introductory course and is targeted at undergraduate students who have little or no background in the subject. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to master the terminology, and network principles concepts.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3303-001 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts, working principles, and management issues related to data communication and computer networks. The course utilizes a networking lab to allow students to do the hands-on projects. This is an introductory course and is targeted at undergraduate students who have little or no background in the subject. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to master the terminology, and network principles concepts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3303-002 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts, working principles, and management issues related to data communication and computer networks. The course utilizes a networking lab to allow students to do the hands-on projects. This is an introductory course and is targeted at undergraduate students who have little or no background in the subject. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to master the terminology, and network principles concepts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3303-004 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts, working principles, and management issues related to data communication and computer networks. The course utilizes a networking lab to allow students to do the hands-on projects. This is an introductory course and is targeted at undergraduate students who have little or no background in the subject. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to master the terminology, and network principles concepts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3305-001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        This is a survey of the concepts and methods of information systems analysis and design, system development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies associated with the SDLC. Course covers feasibility analysis, requirements definition, systems design, data design, coding design, programming, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 3304 and INSY 4305. INSY 4305 may be taken concurrently.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 5341-001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        Analysis and design phase of systems development life cycle. Topics include systems survey, functional specification, interface specification, data design, program design, system testing, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 5335

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3305-001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        This is a survey of the concepts and methods of information systems analysis and design, system development life cycle (SDLC) and methodologies associated with the SDLC. Course covers feasibility analysis, requirements definition, systems design, data design, coding design, programming, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 3304 and INSY 4305. INSY 4305 may be taken concurrently.

        Summer - 8 Weeks - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 5341-001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        Analysis and design phase of systems development life cycle. Topics include systems survey, functional specification, interface specification, data design, program design, system testing, and implementation. Prerequisite: INSY 5335

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 2303-007 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING

        Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems, and problems involved in business information processing systems.  Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3303-001 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts, working principles, and management issues related to data communication and computer networks. The course utilizes a networking lab to allow students to do the hands-on projects. This is an introductory course and is targeted at undergraduate students who have little or no background in the subject. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to master the terminology, and network principles concepts.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3303-002 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts, working principles, and management issues related to data communication and computer networks. The course utilizes a networking lab to allow students to do the hands-on projects. This is an introductory course and is targeted at undergraduate students who have little or no background in the subject. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to master the terminology, and network principles concepts.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3303-003 COMPUTER NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING

        This course is designed to familiarize students with the concepts, working principles, and management issues related to data communication and computer networks. The course utilizes a networking lab to allow students to do the hands-on projects. This is an introductory course and is targeted at undergraduate students who have little or no background in the subject. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to master the terminology, and network principles concepts.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3305-001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        This course will provide students with an opportunity to systematically study systems analysis and design. Both technical and practical knowledge will be emphasized. A variety of topics will be covered to familiarize the students with the concepts and techniques underlying analysis and design. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 3305-002 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        This course will provide students with an opportunity to systematically study systems analysis and design. Both technical and practical knowledge will be emphasized. A variety of topics will be covered to familiarize the students with the concepts and techniques underlying analysis and design. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 5341-001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

        This course will provide students with an opportunity to systematically study systems analysis and design. Both technical and practical knowledge will be emphasized. A variety of topics will be covered to familiarize the students with the concepts and techniques underlying analysis and design. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 2303-001 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING

        Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems, and problems involved in business information processing systems.  Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 2303-006 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING

        Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems, and problems involved in business information processing systems.  Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 2303-008 Insy 2303-007

        Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • INSY 2303-007 Insy 2303-007

        Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 4325-001 Insy 4325-001

        The course is designed to provide INSY majors, who already have a strong technical background, a broad managerial view of deployment and management of IT resources. 
        Information technology (IT) has dramatically altered the way
        organizations conduct business and compete in a global marketplace.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • BSTAT 3321-009 BUSINESS STATISTICS I

        Application of statistical techniques to business and economic data. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, inference, regression, correlation and time series.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • INSY 2303-008 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING
        Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20121 Link
      • INSY 2303-008 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING
        Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20121 Link
      • INSY 2303-008 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING
        Introduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20111 Link
      • INSY 2303-002 INTRODUCTION TO M.I.S. AND DATA PROCESSING
        Indtroduction to business data processing, computer programming, management information systems and problems involved in business information processing systems. Selected software tools are presented and managerial applications are required.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 20111 Link