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Prabuddha De
De Fest
Sept 20th and 21st, 2019

De Fest: A Celebration of Prabuddha De and Information Systems (IS)

Prabuddha De, the Accenture Professor of Information Technology at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a seminal scholar in his field, is retiring in July 2020. To honor his many accomplishments, the school is hosting “De Fest: A Celebration of Prabuddha De and Information Systems (IS)” on September 20-21, 2019.

De was recruited to join Krannert in 2002 through one of its first endowed faculty positions. Beginning as the only full professor in the MIS area, De articulated a clear vision for growth and led the initiative to bring talented MIS researchers and teachers to Purdue.  

Prior to joining Purdue, De was the Sherman-Standard Register Chair in Management Information Systems (MIS) at University of Dayton for over a decade. He began his academic career at Ohio State University as assistant professor of accounting and MIS in 1978, and became tenured associate professor in 1983 and professor in 1988.

De received his PhD in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University in 1979. He also holds an MS in computer science from Pennsylvania State University and a BSc (honors) in physics from University of Calcutta, India. He received a National Scholarship in India and an IBM Doctoral Fellowship at CMU, among others.

He has published more than 70 articles in a wide range of journals, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of MIS, and various IEEE Transactions, as well as Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Production & Operations Management, and Review of Financial Studies. His recent publications are mostly in e-business, social networks, and software engineering, while his prior publications were primarily in database management, computer networks, and machine scheduling.

De has served on the editorial or advisory boards of a number of journals, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, and Journal of MIS. He was program chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in 1999, and co-chair of its Doctoral Consortium in 2006 and Dissertation Competition in 2007. He was co-chair of the Workshop on Information Technologies & Systems (WITS) in 1994, its president from 1998 to 2000, and advisor from 2001 to 2003, a role he has been playing again since 2014. De also served as president of the Information Systems Society (ISS) of INFORMS from 1990 to 1993. He was named an inaugural Distinguished Fellow of ISS in 2009 and a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in 2014.

This is an invitation only event. If you have any questions, please email or contact Professor Mohammad Rahman.