Dr. Ramnath K. Chellappa is Associate Dean and Academic Director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. He is also the Goizueta Foundation Term Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University. He was previously a Caldwell Research Fellow at Goizueta, Emory and SRITNE Distinguished Academic Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Prior to joining Emory University, Prof. Chellappa served on the faculty of Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California from and was the founding director of the Electronic Economy Research Lab (eBizLab) at USC.
Prof. Chellappa's expertise is in the fields of electronic markets, pricing, digital goods piracy and economics of information security and privacy. His research in these areas has been widely published/presented in leading journals and conferences. His work on information privacy, research on music digitization and study of software pricing have received best paper awards in premier conferences. His research methods include analytical modeling, empirical modeling and social network analysis.
He also serves/has served on the editorial boards of Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly. He is currently the president of INFORMS Information Systems Society.
Prof. Chellappa also works closely with the industry on the managerial aspects of information technology driven issues. He frequently serves as a litigation expert (expert witness) on a number of technology related cases, and also consults for the entertainment industry, particularly on digitization of media. Prof. Chellappa is often quoted in the popular media on information privacy and security related issues.
Prof. Chellappa has taught courses at the undergraduate, MBA, MS and PhD levels in the areas of information systems, operations management, economics and analytics. He has also designed and taught courses for executive education including in the Medical Management Program at USC. At Emory, he teaches in the MBA, MS and PhD programs. He has received several teaching awards including the school-wide Adler Teaching Prize and the university-wide Provost Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Education.
He received his PhD from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin where his work provided the first scholarly definition of the term "Cloud Computing".
PhD in ManagementThe University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
MS (course work) in Petroleum EngineeringThe University of Texas at Austin, Cockrell School of Engineering
BTech in Mining EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi
Price formats as a source of price dispersion: A study of online and offline prices in the domestic US airline markets
A large body of research in economics, information systems, and marketing has sought to understand sources of price dispersion. Previous empirical work has mainly offered consumer-and/or product-based explanations for this phenomenon. In contrast, our ...
Mechanism design for “free” but “no free disposal” services: The economics of personalization under privacy concerns
Online personalization services belong to a class of economic goods with a “no free disposal” (NFD) property where consumers do not always prefer more services to less because of the privacy concerns. These concerns arise from the revelation of information ...
Alliances, rivalry, and firm performance in enterprise systems software markets: A social network approach
Enterprise systems software (ESS) is a multibillion dollar industry that produces systems components to support a variety of business functions for a widerange of vertical industry segments. Even if it forms the core of an organization's information systems (IS) ...
Consumers' trust in electronic commerce transactions: The role of perceived privacy and perceived security
Consumers' trust in their online transactions is vital for the sustained progress and development of electronic commerce. Our paper proposes that in addition to known factors of trust such a vendor's reputation, consumers' perception of privacy and security influence ...
An economic model of privacy: A property rights approach to regulatory choices for online personalization
Advances in information-acquisition technologies and the increasing strategic importance of this information have created a market for consumers' personal and preference information. Behavioral research suggests that consumers engage in a privacy calculus where they ...