H. Raghav Rao, Ph.D.

Department of Management Science and Systems Department, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Management Information Systems; Team problem solving; Decision support systems; E-Commerce; Information assurance; Economics of information; Information and Decision Theory

Professor Rao graduated from Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. His interests are in the areas of management information systems, decision support systems, e-business, emergency response management systems and information assurance. He has chaired sessions at international conferences and presented numerous papers. He also has co-edited four books of which one is on Information Assurance in Financial Services. He has authored or co-authored more than 175 technical papers, of which more than 100 are published in archival journals. His work has received best paper and best paper runner up awards at AMCIS and ICIS. Dr. Rao has received funding for his research from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense and the Canadian Embassy and he has received the University's prestigious Teaching Fellowship. He has also received the Fulbright fellowship in 2004. He is a co-editor of a special issue of The Annals of Operations Researchthe Communications of ACM, associate editor of Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Research and IEEE Transactions in SystemsMan and Cybernetics, and coEditor-in-Chief of Information Systems Frontiers. Dr. Rao also has a courtesy appointment with Computer Science and Engineering as adjunct Professor. Professor Rao's PhD students have placed at Sogang U, UNCG, ASU, USF, FAU, MSU, OKState, FSU, PennState and others. Professor Rao teaches Information assurance, Networks and e-commerce. Prof Rao is also the recipient of the 2007 State University of New York Chancellor's award for excellence in scholarship and creative actitivities. In 2010, Professor Rao was appointed a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor.  He is the only School of Management Professor to be honored as a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, which represents a promotion in rank above full professor. At ICIS, December 2010 in St. Louis USA, Professor Rao and his colleagues won the Best Paper Award in information Systems Research, for the year 2009.  The article was entitled, "Two Stepping Stones for Successful E-commerce Relationships" (by Dan Kim, Don Ferrin, H. R. Rao).  His recent book on Information Assurance Security and Privacy Services (edited by H. R. Rao and S. Upadhyaya) was published by Emerald Group Publishing ISbn 978-1-84855-194-7.