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Ramaswamy Ramesh

Chair and Professor
Management Science and Systems Department


Ram Ramesh’s research includes economics of IT and cloud computing markets, conceptual modeling and ontologies, database systems and distributed computing, operations and logistics, and decision analysis. His research has been funded by several Department of Defense organizations and contractors, including U.S. Army Research Institute, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, USAF Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Naval Training Systems Center, Westinghouse, Raytheon and Samsung.

Ram is a founding board member of AIS SIG on ontology-driven Information Systems (SIG-ODIS) and a board member of AIS SIG on Semantic Web and Information Systems (SIG-SEMIS). Ram was a general co-chair of the Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Paris, 2008. He served as general co-chair of the joint IEEE Computer Society/ACM SIGMOBILE conference, "Virtual Enterprises and Pervasive/Mobile Technologies: An Academia/Industry Workshop on Research Challenges and Frontiers." Also, he regularly served on the program committees for several academic conferences such as WITS, WEB, IEEE-ISI, ISIS and many more.

Ram serves as an associate editor for INFORMS Journal on Computing and others, and is a founding co-editor-in-chief of Information Systems Frontiers (published by Springer). He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board, Information Technology and Systems Network of Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Ram served as an editor of two volumes of the Annals of Operations Research on the theme "Interface between Operations Research and Information Systems." He also edited a special issue of the Journal of AIS on "Ontologies in the context of Information Systems" and an issue of CACM on "Distributed Mission Training Technologies: Emerging Frontiers in Training Systems." He has edited two research books, "Ontologies - A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems" (published by Springer) and "National Security Research: Technological, Organizational and Policy Perspectives" (published by Elsevier). He served on the INFORMS Task Force on the creation and maintenance of OR/MS community-wide Internet services and the subcommittee on the Internet Student Union Digital Library.

Ram has published extensively on the topics above. His publications appear in such journals as INFORMS Journal on Computing, Information Systems Research, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions On Database Systems, ACM Transactions on the Web, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Naval Research Logistics, Management Science, CACM, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and Applied Artificial Intelligence.

Ram was a co-PI in an extended grant from Samsung Corp. to design and execute a series of chief information officer training programs in IS/IT for Samsung executives worldwide. He has served as associate director of the Center for Excellence on Global Enterprise Management at the University at Buffalo (a joint venture between the School of Engineering and School of Management) and as associate dean for research in the School of Management. He was elected and served on the board of directors of Infotech Niagara, a society of CIOs in the Western New York corporate community. He designed, developed and implemented the dual-degree MS/MBA program at Bangalore, India, in collaboration with Amrita University and Hewlett-Packard.