Raj Sharman

Professor
Management Science and Systems Department

Education

PhD, Louisiana State University
MS, Louisiana State University
MS, Indian Institute of Technology
BS, Indian Institute of Technology

Sharman's research is focused on extreme events from a decision-support system perspective and on health information technology-related issues. This includes factors influencing online health information search, meaningful use of ambulatory EMR, resilience in hospital information systems, health information exchanges, health care social networks as well as a simulation based study for managing the hospital's emergency room capacity in extreme events, active shooter incidents and mass casualty event management.

His expertise also includes information systems infrastructure management as it relates to information assurance, internet performance and distributed computing. Sharman's papers have been published in a number of national and international journals, and he is the recipient of several grants from the university as well as external agencies, including the National Science Foundation.

He serves as an associate editor for the following journals: Journal of Information Systems Security, Journal of Information Privacy and Security, and Springer Security Informatics Journal.

Expertise

  • Information Assurance
  • Disaster Preparedness and Response Management
  • Health Information Systems
  • Internet Performance
  • Database/Imaging Systems and Analytics

Research

Lin, W., Kao, T. W., Chou, C. C., Sharman, R., Simpson, N. C.,  “The complementarity and substitutability relationships between information technology and benefits and duration of unemployment”, Decision Support Systems, Volume 90, 2016 Oct 31, pp.12-22.

Ada, S., Han, W.  Sharman, R., Brennan, J., “Users’ Preference for Emergency Notification Services in Campus Emergencies: An Empirical Investigation”,  The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication,  Volume 18 Number 1, June 2016, pp. 85-106.

Han, W., Sharman, R., Ada, S., Rao, H. R., “Campus Emergency Notification Systems: An Examination of Factors Affecting Compliance with Alerts “,  Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Volume 39, Number 4, December 2015, pp. 909-929.

Park, I., Sharman, R., and Rao, H. R.,“Perceived Information Assurance, Risk, Resilience, and Information Systems Effectiveness in the context of Disasters”,  Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), Volume 39, Number 2, June 2015, pp. 317-344

Yaraghi, N., Ye, D., Sharman, R., Gopal, R., Ramesh, R., Singh, R., “Drivers of Information Disclosure on Health Information Exchange Platforms: Insights from an Exploratory Empirical Study”, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), May 26, 2015.

Ivanov, A., Sharman, R. and Rao, H. R., “Exploring Factors Impacting Sharing Health-Tracking Records”, Health Policy and Technology, Voluem 4, no. 3 (2015): 263-276. (Sept. 2015).

Han, W., Sharman, R., Heider, A., Maloney, N., Yang, M., Singh, R., “Impact of Electronic Diabetes Registry ‘Meaningful Use’ on Quality of care and Hospital Utilization”,  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), print version - September, 2015.

Yaraghi, N., Ye, D., Sharman, R., Gopal, R., Ramesh, R., “Health Information Exchange as a Multi-sided Platform:  Adoption, Usage and Practice Involvement in Service Co-Production”,  Information Systems Research (ISR), November 18, 2014.

Han, W., Ada, S., Sharman, R., Gray, R. “Factors Impacting the Adoption of Social Network Sites for Emergency Notification Purposes in Universities”,  International Journal of Business information Systems, November 2014

Xiao, N., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., & Upadhyaya, S., “Factors influencing online health information search: An empirical analysis of a national cancer-related survey”,  Decision Support ystems (DSS), 57, 2014, pp. 417-427.

Yaraghi, N., Ye, D., Sharman, R., Gopal, R., Ramesh, R., Singh, R., Singh, G., “Professional and Geographical Network Effects on Healthcare Information Exchange Growth: Does Proximity Really Matter?”,  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), November 29, 2013,pp. 671-678.

Yaraghi, N., Ye, D., Sharman, R., Gopal, R., Ramesh, R., “Network Effects in Health Information Exchange Growth”, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (ACM TMIS), Volume 4, No. 1, April 2013.

Valecha, R., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., Upadhyaya, S., “An Investigation of Messaging for Emergency Response Systems”, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (ACM TMIS), Volumer 4, No. 1, April 2013.

Chen, R.,  Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., “Data Model Development for Fire Related Extreme Events”,  Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), March 2013,pp. 125-147.

Xiao, N, Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Dutta, S., “A Simulation-based Study for Managing Hospital Emergency Department’s Capacity in Extreme Events”, International Journal of Business Excellence  (IJBEX), Vol. 5(1/2), December 2012, pp. 140-154

Xiao, N, Sharman, R., Singh, R., Singh, G., Rao, H. R., ““Meaningful Use” of Ambulatory EMR: Does It Improve The Quality and Efficiency of Health Care?”,  Health Policy and Technology, Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2012, pp. 28-34.

Ada, S., Sharman, R., & Balkundi, P., “Impact of meta-analytic decisions on the conclusions drawn on the business value of information technology”,  Decision Support Systems (DSS), Volume 54 , Issue 1, 2012, pp. 521-533.

Amo, L. C., Ada, S., Sharman, R., “The Role of Scholar Status in the Academic Publication Process”,  International Journal of Doctoral Studies, Volume 7, 2012, pp. 79-92

Gupta, M and Sharman, R., “Determinants of Data Breaches: A Categorization Based on Empirical Investigation”, Journal of Applied Security Research, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 375-395

Singh, R., Sharman, R., Singh, A., Brooks, R., McLean, D., Singh, R., “Innovative Web-based Tool for Safer Transitions of Patients Through Healthcare Systems”,  Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering, Volume 125, 2012, pp. 187-194.

Gupta, M., and Sharman, R., “Incorporating Social-Cultural Contexts in Role Engineering: An Activity Theoretic Approach” , International Journal of Business Information Systems, Volume 7, Number 1, 2011, pp. 60-77.

Chen, R., Rao, H. R., Sharman, R., Upadhyaya, S., and Kim, J., “An Empirical Examination of IT-Enabled Emergency Response: The Cases of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Volume 26, Article 8,2010, pp. 141-156.

Gupta, M., and Sharman, R., “Activity Governance for Managing Risks in Role Design for SSO Systems”,  Journal of Information Assurance and Security, Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2010, Dynamic Publishers.

Kim, M., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., Upadhyaya, S., and Cook-Cottone. C. P., “Assessing roles of people, technology and structure in emergency management systems: A public sector perspective”, Behavior & Information Technology, December 14, 2010.

Gupta, M. and Sharman, R. “Impact of Web Portal Announcements on Market Valuations: An Event Study”, International Journal of Web Portals, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2010, pp. 1-17.

Wang, J., Sharman, R., and Zionts, S., “Functionality defense through diversity: a design framework to multitier systems,” Annals of Operations Research, March 2010.

Ryu, C., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “Security Protection Design for Deception and Real System Regimes: A Model and Analysis”, European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 201,Issue 2,March 2010, pp. 545-556.

Gupta, M., and Sharman, R., “Secure Role Engineering design using Activity theoretic approach”,  International Journal of Business Information Systems, Accepted in May 2009.

Tallau, L., Sharman, R. and Gupta, M., “Investment Decisions: Evaluating Balance Scorecard Method”, International Journal of Business Information Systems, Issue 6, No. 4, 2009.

Gupta, M., Bryan, D. and Sharman, R., “Enabling Business and Security through Technology Implementation: A Financial Services Case Study”, Journal of Applied Security Research, Taylor and Francis Group, 1936-1629, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2009, pp. 322-340.

Chen, R., Sharman, R., Chakravarti, N., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “Emergency Response Information System Interoperability: Development of Chemical Incident Response Data Model,” Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Volume 9, No. 3, Article 7, 2008.

Gupta, M., and Sharman, R., “Dimensions of Identity Federation: A Case Study in Financial Services”,  Journal of Information Assurance and Security, Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2008, pp. 244-256.

Sharman, R., Kim, J. K., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “Lessons Learned from Katrina and Rita Hurricane Disasters: Results of a Delphi Study”,  Journal of Information Science and Technology, Volume 5, No. 1, 2008.

Wang, J., Sharman, R., and Ramesh, R., “Content Management in Replicated Web Systems: A Feedback Learning Design Framework using Problem Decomposition and Controlled Simulation and Feedback Learning”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 38, No. 1,2008, pp. 110-124.

Chen, R., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “An Exploration of Coordination in Emergency Response Management”,  Communications of the ACM (CACM), Volume 51 , No. 5, 2008, pp. 66-73.

Cody, E., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “Security in Grid Computing: A Review and Synthesis,” Decision Support Systems, Volume 44 , No. 4, 2008, pp. 749-764.

Kim, J. K., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “Efficiency of Critical Incident Management Systems: Instrument Development and Validation,” Decision Support Systems, Volume 44, No. 1, 2007,pp. 235‑250.

Ghosh, D., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “An Investigation of Self‑Healing Systems” , Decision Support Systems, Volume 42, No. 4, 2007, pp. 2164‑2185.

Sharman, R., Ramanna, S.S., Ramesh, R., and Gopal, D. R., “Cache Architecture for On‑Demand Remote Streaming on the Web”, ACM Transactions on the Web, Volume 44, No. 1,2007, pp. 23‑49.

Zhang, H., Kishore, R., Sharman, R., and Ramesh, R., “Agile Integration Modeling Language (AIML): A Conceptual Modeling Grammar for Agile Integrative Business Information Systems”, Decision Support Systems, Volume 44, No. 1, 2007, pp. 266‑284,.

Park, I., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “Short Term and Total Life Impact analysis of email worms in computer systems”,  Decision Support Systems, Volume 43, No. 3, 2007, pp. 827‑841.

Chen, R., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “Design Principles for Emergency Response Systems”,  Information Systems and e-Business Management, Volume 5, No. 3, 2007, pp. 201‑227.

Park, I., Sharman, R., Rao, H. R., and Upadhyaya, S., “The Effect of Spam and Privacy Concerns on Email Users’ Behavior”,  Journal of Information System Security, Volume 3, No. 1,2007, pp. 39‑63.

Lee, J. K., Upadhyaya, S., Rao, H., R., and Sharman, R., “Secure Knowledge Management and the Semantic Web”,  Communications of the ACM (CACM), Volume 48, No.12,2005, pp. 48‑54.

Kishore, R., Sharman, R., and Ramesh, R., “Computational Ontologies and Information Systems: I. Foundations”,  Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume. 14, No.8, 2004, pp. 158‑183.

Sharman, R., Kishore, R., and Ramesh, R., “Computational Ontologies and Information Systems: II. Formal Specification”,  Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Volume 14, No. 9, 2004, pp. 184‑205.

Sharman, R., Tyler, J. M., and Oleg, P., “A Fast and Accurate Method to Register Medical Images using Wavelet Modulus Maxima”,  Pattern Recognition Letters, Volume 21, No. 6-7,2000, pp. 447-462.

Pianykh, O.S., Tyler, J.M., and Sharman, R., “Nearly-Lossless Autoregressive Image Compression”,  Pattern Recognition Letters, Vol. 20, No. 2,1999, pp.  221-228.

Sharman R, and Sayed, O., “Job Characteristics in relation to organizational effectiveness in two organizations”, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, v19, #1, 1983.