Ram Ramesh’s research streams include 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 DoD organizations and contractors including US Army Research Institute (ARI), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), USAF Air Force Research Laboratory (ARL), US Naval Training Systems Center (NTSC), Westinghouse, Raytheon and Samsung among others.
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 a 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 (AIWoRC'00). Besides, he has also regularly served on the Program Committees of several academic conferences such as WITS, WEB, IEEE-ISI, ISIS and many more. He currently 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 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 the theme "Ontologies in the context of Information Systems" and an issue of CACM on the theme "Distributed Mission Training Technologies (DMT): Emerging Frontiers in Training Systems." He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board, Information Technology and Systems Network of Social Science Research Network (SSRN). He has also edited two research books, one on the topic "Ontologies - A Handbook of Principles, Concepts and Applications in Information Systems" (published by Springer) and the other on the topic "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 in the above streams of research. His publications appear in journals such as INFORMS Journal on Computing, Information Systems Research, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), ACM Transactions On Database Systems (TODS), ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Naval Research Logistics, Management Science, CACM, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST) and Applied Artificial Intelligence to name a few.
Ram was a co-PI in an extended grant from the Samsung Corporation to design and execute a series of CIO (Chief Information Officers) training programs in IS/IT for Samsung executives worldwide. He has served as the 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 an Associate Dean for Research at the School of Management. He was elected and has 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. The MS in Management of IT Services (MITS) degree is offered by UB and the MBA by Amrita. He currently serves as the program Director of this venture.
Management Science and Systems
School of Management
University at Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY 14260-4000