Iowa State University Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems
Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas PhD, Management Science - Information Systems
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Where are you originally from? Have you lived in other places? What kind of things do you enjoy (eg sports, dance, music, food, art, movies, reading etc)?

Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Mon Mar 19 2018
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What do students learn in your bachelor program, and jobs students get afterwards? Please also discuss about your graduate program(s), if you offer any.

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Mon Mar 19 2018
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How would you encourage students to apply to your programs? Would you like to clear any misconceptions that discourage certain students from applying to your programs?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
We actually have a very strong faculty. We are a large size and we cover many different areas of IS. We have actually a very productive faculty. Some very well known faculty in our community and in our display. We cover technical areas and we cover behavioral areas. If you come here we are more likely let you to have a father Professor like figure. I was in top rank business school but I believed that Iowa State University is one of the strongest universities in our country. We are getting better. So I hope you can think of applying to our University.  

What are your research interests? Can you discuss major research projects you have worked on?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
 My research interests are really very broad. In terms of research topics and the methodology for example I have done research on consumer analytics and quality and database management, product difference, economic IT in different platforms. I use a variety of methodological credentials like operations research, computer science, machine learning it now makes different models and econometrics. My major research projects, I am currently working with my colleagues this is something we are trying to examine how the data on zero which is a real actual platform. That affects the real estate transactions that are completely offline. We collect data from zero and then we do some analysis. We found that the amount of information provided about the paths in zero indeed has an important factor. For example we found that the number of features about the house on zero and the length of the description about the property will have a positive impact on price. So in other words, if you write a longer description can get a higher price. We'll find that the impact of AI information is the larger for and common properties here common means the house price similar to the average in the neighborhood so this is the one project. I was working on the digital policy project. Where we basically update it. We give a digital process model and we find some threat holes in the model and some predetermined in holes.  

How did you come across these ideas? How did you decide that these projects would be worth pursuing?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
I get my ideas from number different sources for example by reading others research articles, by reading from popular press articles, through discussion with the with the college students, it comes from different sources but usually in a term paper Simon, I use myself as an example I had five papers by the time of my second summer of IT program three of those are term papers so the results in the classes, professors ask us to provide term papers and it would be worth reading again I work hard and that we'll do this term papers even for all this term papers with publishing top tenors so I do not miss a single term people so people attempt term papers very seriously and do not miss them but I do evaluate to research paper’s potential before I decide to pursue it, if I do not see enough contribution I would not waste my time on it so one other factor that I consider, of course I have to see the how unique the idea is, how much had been done in the literature, how deep the project is or do I have the required skill set, if not how long will it take for me to acquire the skill set or can I find some people that I knew that have this skill that I can invite to offer. I think if our newsflash that how it is not very feasible, I do not pursue it, for my own project. For my students I change a little bit, because for students they have the time to acquire the skillset, it's more about the potential, sometimes the weather finds it somewhat to help the student if I do not have the skills. These are the things I consider before starting a project.  

What criteria do you use to evaluate papers while reviewing? What are common reasons for papers getting rejected? How can authors improve the chance of getting their papers accepted?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
I use four criteria, first one is how unique the idea is to be seen, the second criteria is rigor, the depth, how much the author haspushed the boundaries. The third one is presentation, the writing, the organisation , the flow, those things are also important, the last one is contribution, contributor copy methodology or find so anyway I use these four major criteria to decide when I was editor for a company, I'll look for these things. My recommendation is that besides these four criteria, they should try to find out the university research you’re going to start if you’re going to study extensively. You should try to push the envelope as much as you can, you should present your ideas which include the writing, the language that the fellow organization has. Then make sure that you make a contribution union methodology or find your own or both.  

What are some major research gaps that you believe needed to be addressed?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
 I consider myself a design researcher although I do many different other projects for the sign science I think we are researchers can make a unique contribution in combining computing methodologies so we are the getting to describe the technology and I think interpreters do better meaning that we can use existing computing methods for business site and at then try to improve methodology that directly addresses business problems. According to your treating application in computing. If you do this, we differentiate ourselves from becoming your side community we are more likely to be able to differentiate our work from a business community. We also contribute directly to problem-solving in the business committee so that’s the sigh science side of the problem or to anyone else appear to move toward their career more had attended, I think we should that we can do more to advise the people who can do more to make contributions in this area. I think we should have a better connection with the industry to solve real-world problems faced by firms. We should do more exploratory and predictive time works. Sometimes I understand that we may not know what the exact from the companies also being and we may not be directly addressing their problem if that's the case at least by doing the project you help the students or our sales reps address real-world problemsright in my experience either directly to address industry's problem or at least develop skills that can help address the real-world problems. I think we can only be other aspect is all up to my teaching the work they do, problem-solving right because they are needed by industry.  

What approaches have you found to be effective in working with various grant making agencies? What common mistakes researchers do while applying for grants and funding?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
I have very limited experience in grant writing and I had one grant that is my work with my colleagues from the college regarding contract life sciences but I need not find them, they found me gave so however with them the project was so fun but that's my only major experience, therefore, I am very reluctant to provide advices.  

What suggestions would you give to a faculty member who hopes to start a new research center or set up a new lab?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
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What approaches have you found to be effective in working with industry for funding, getting data, and picking consultancy projects?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
Let me talk about data first, I have not received any funding from the industry but I only want to get a few data from the industry. The first one is to apply for the data from working customer initiative or WCI as for meetings, five proposals in the last few years I was awarded three times so I had sixty percent accurate, reached a lot higher than average. My recommendation is that when you write a proposal you should try to identify your strengths and make sure you differentiate yourself from other researchers. You should move in the direction that they require, the other thing I would do with, what I have learned from Iowa university foundation, do we actually have some ongoing project without connection you know I try to recreate by the vice president of the foundation near their personal connection in our case. All that seems to me I attended some recent trip with them there will be others is the relationship they are starting with a similar project with them and with a masters student and we did a good job through our data that got our work so we earned their trust so they are now giving tons of data to help. I used to gather data from data research, which is something that we heard from colleagues and we have to be humble so we've conquered them we really describe the product we plan to pursue and that we are to receive the data from last week. We alsohave some data problem in real estate that you go through a realtor this is like a personal connection but the last thing, something you have to write who we are, there js the data because of your intended use by the community at some research in the community show up all the data I can be good things and differences should be paid data, it’s mainly about to build readership and that sometimes present an idea rather good proposal. This is my advice.  

What do you look for while accepting PhD students or postdocs? What kind of funding do they get and for how many years?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
Let me talk about the Ph.D. program here first so this is very similar to all schools are where the media students we look for the school with us where do you come from in particular I, personally, would look at the scores for the methodology courses under transcript. I look at the reason for recommendation letters then I look at it there if they have any research to produce. I almost try to judge the researcher potential, this is a very subjective process I have to meet the students and they have to meet me to check whether they are what you expect them to be. When I decide to work with the students I would try to look at the student capabilities how much can he contribute to the research whether there is a good fit between me and the student so those are things I look for. In terms of push store, I just want to push store in the past and I look at prominent capabilities and whether they are people of research or whether I can guide them or not. In terms of finding, our people guarantee to go for four years, it is a very generous timing. We work here is typically also funny but this year we'll have to teach more courses, this year we have two sessions so we guarantee you pretty much your spending.  

How do you evaluate progress of PhD students or postdocs, and decide if they need to leave your program? What mistakes do you see them making in their initial years in the program?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
I look at their model works that they have done in classroom performance, their researcher performance and their communication skills, I look at all the aspects of their progress. I have not filled any student that has worked for me so I cannot be allowed to jump to conclusions. Otherwise, that is sufficient or to have good speed with them in terms of research interest, the other thing is that they are not sufficient numbers for research methodology courses and I think this is the research that is very important to the program. Other things are included not working very hard, actually, I always tell my students that your theories about your new programs are very important. I think that if you're gonna live your career that you have the most time doing research or improve your research skills if you work hard and the other thing is the mistakes that they are not working with the present as early as we can. I will always recommend that I start working with professors as early as possible to gain some research.  

What advice would you give to PhD students, particularly who are searching for dissertation topic, and who are looking to enter the job market?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
Okay for future students, I want them to start early, you don't want to wait around for too long, so you should talk to professors as early as possible get to know them and learn the work they can do those. You want to go get your hands dirty actually at our school, that way you know what is a good resource you also know the skill set you need to feel and then to keep our eye on the possible projects on your own, when I can attend seminars, reading other people's research papers, the other advice is to talk to senior students. You can have the first-hand experience of working with research, working with professors and the courses so senior students should be a valuable resource for a new student. Also try to attend conferences and see other people present and how they interact with the people tools that can become very important for their future career. For students who want to be on the job market, practice your presentation skills, speaking skills and for the job interview, they should be prepared. The other thing they should do is do things that improve your resume, of course the research part is the most important but there are other activities that help you increase your chances. When it comes to the schools. I would send them to the best schools we can because they would have better resources, better new colleagues and that better students out there to help improve their career trajectory. I myself have learned a lesson, I hope I had listened to my professors when I was on the market. 

What courses do you teach? How has your teaching philosophy changed over the years?

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
I taught two courses there and they were good and the next semester I'll be teaching at the master's level. The parents are toldprogramming, telecommunications, business statistics and some analytics design. In terms of teaching philosophy, I'm a person who used to think that content is more important than the style of delivery. I learned some lessons I think the form of delivery is very important, usually give it a try to give you the best in class experience, try to move what can be done. I know this talking to you but it’s something that I wish I knew more about and that I was good at.  

What are some of the memorable things that students said or wrote to you? Feel free to share stories behind these notes.

Based on experience at: Thome Professor in Business, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Iowa State University
Summarized By: arushi chaudhary on Thu Apr 16 2020
Personally I'm a caring person, the student to realize that you know I work hard to help your learning experience and sometimes express their gratitude for that. The students have nothing to fear, they like to work with me, usually who I do my work with. I do have a somewhat better style, ideas and help those sort of projects. They think I am capable and responsive and I think a lot of students want to work with me which is a good thing.