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Amit Deokar

Amit Deokar,  Assistant Professor of MIS Manning School of Business University of Massachusetts Lowell
Dr. Amit DeokarAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Data Analytics, Data Mining, Text Mining, Enterprise Data Management, Business Intelligence, Business Process Management, and Collaboration Processes

Education

  • Ph D: Management Information Systems, (2006), The University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona
    Supporting Area: Mathematics
  • MS: Industrial Engineering, (2002), The University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona
  • BS: Mechanical Engineering, (2000), V.J. Technological Institute, University of Mumbai - Mumbai, India

Biography

Amit V. Deokar is Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems in the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Prof. Deokar received his Ph.D. in MIS from the University of Arizona. He also earned a MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from V.J. Technological Institute, Mumbai.

Prof. Deokar’s research is in the areas of data analytics, enterprise data management, business intelligence, business process management, and collaboration processes. His work uses different methods such as machine learning, data and text mining, ontologies, and conceptual modeling. He has published articles in journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, Business Process Management Journal, and IEEE Transactions. He has also given talks at numerous international conferences.

Prof. Deokar currently serves as an editorial board member of Business Process Management Journal (BPMJ) and Decision Support Systems (DSS) journals. He is involved in building industry collaborations and serves as a consultant to organizations in the areas of data analytics and business process management. Prof. Deokar was recognized with the 2014 IBM Faculty Award for his research and teaching in the areas of analytics. He has been serving as the “Decision Support and Analytics“ Track Chair at the Association of Information Systems (AIS) sponsored AMCIS 2014-17 conferences, and is currently the Chair-Elect of the AIS Special Interest Group on Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA). Prof. Deokar is an active member of AIS, INFORMS, ACM, and AAAI.

Awards and Honors

  • IBM Faculty Award (2014), Scholarship/Research - IBM
  • Merill D. Hunter Award for Excellence in Research (2010), Scholarship/Research - Dakota State University

Publications

  • Sarnikar, S., Deokar, A. (2017) "A design approach for process-based knowledge management systems," Journal of Knowledge Management 21:4 pp. 693-717
  • Gupta, A., Deokar, A., Iyer, L., Sharda, R., Schrader, D. (2017) "Big Data & Analytics for Societal Impact: Recent Research and Trends," Information Systems Frontiers
  • Pick, J., Turetken, O., Deokar, A., Sarkar, A. (2017) "Location analytics and decision support: Reflections on recent advancements, a research framework, and the path ahead," Decision Support Systems 99: pp. 1-8
  • Bishop, D., Deokar, A., Sarnikar, S. (2016) "On understanding preference for agile methods among software developers," Information Resource Management Journal 29:3 pp. 12–36
  • Little, T.A., Deokar, A. (2016) "Understanding knowledge creation in the context of knowledge-intensive business processes," Journal of Knowledge Management 20:5 pp. 858–879
  • Deokar, A., Sarnikar, S. (2016) "Understanding process change management in electronic health record implementations," Information Systems and e-Business Management 14:4 pp. 733–766
  • Deokar, A., Tao, J. (2015) "Semantics-based event log aggregation for process mining and analytics," Information Systems Frontiers 17:6 pp. 1209–1226
  • Padhy, B., Emo, K., Djira, G., Deokar, A. (2015) "Analyzing factors influencing teaching as a career choice using structural equation modeling," SAGE Open 5:1 pp. 1–12
  • Deokar, A., Sen, S. (2014) "Information buried in information technology service contracts: Extracting process–performance interrelationships," INFORMS Service Science 6:3 pp. 161–178
  • Deokar, A., El-Gayar, O.F. (2013) "On semantic annotation of decision models," Information Systems and e-Business Management 11:1 pp. 93–117
  • El-Gayar, O.F., Deokar, A. (2013) "A semantic service-oriented architecture for distributed model management systems," Decision Support Systems 55:1 pp. 374–384
  • Helquist, J.H., Deokar, A., Cox, J.J., Walker, A. (2012) "Analyzing process uncertainty through virtual process simulation," Business Process Management Journal 18:1 pp. 4–19
  • Helquist, J., Deokar, A., Meservy, T., Kruse, J. (2011) "Dynamic collaboration: Participant-driven agile processes for complex tasks," The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems 42:2 pp. 95–115
  • Deokar, A., Meservy, T.O., Helquist, J.H., Kruse, J. (2011) "Understanding collaboration success in context of cognitive and social presence," International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT 1:3 pp. 18–33
  • Deokar, A., El-Gayar, O.F. (2011) "Decision-enabled dynamic process management for networked enterprises," Information Systems Frontiers 13:5 pp. 655–668
  • El-Gayar, O.F., Deokar, A., Tao, J. (2011) "DSS-CMM: A capability maturity model for DSS development processes," International Journal of Decision Support System Technology 3:4 pp. 14–34
  • Dittman, D., Hawkes, M., Deokar, A., Sarnikar, S. (2010) "Improving virtual team collaboration outcomes through collaboration process structuring," The Quarterly Review of Distance Education Journal 11:4 pp. 195–209
  • Wills, M., Sarnikar, S., El-Gayar, O., Deokar, A. (2010) "Information systems and healthcare XXXIV: Clinical knowledge management systems—literature review and research issues for information systems," Communications of the Association for Information Systems 26:1
  • Burgoon, J., Twitchell, D., Jensen, M., Meservy, T., Adkins, M., Kruse, J., Deokar, A., Tsechpenakis, G., Lu, S., Metaxas, D., Nunamaker, Jr., J., Younger, R. (2009) "Detecting concealment of intent in transportation screening: A proof of concept," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 10:1 pp. 103–112
  • Deokar, A., Kolfschoten, G.L., de Vreede, G. (2008) "Prescriptive workflow design for collaboration-intensive processes using the Collaboration Engineering approach," Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management 9:4 pp. 11–20
  • Cao, J., Crews, J.M., Lin, M., Deokar, A., Burgoon, J.K., Nunamaker, Jr., J.F. (2006) "Interactions between system evaluation and theory testing: A demonstration of the power of a multifaceted approach to systems research," Journal of Management Information Systems 22:4 pp. 207–235

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Leverage Data Analytics and Game Theory to Study Complex Urban Transportation (2017), Grant - Internal Seed Funding Program
    Summerfield, N. (Co-Principal), Chen, D. (Principal), Deokar, A. (Co-Principal)