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Dr. Ramesh Sharda

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Friday, October 23, 2020

AIS Fellow Award recognizes Sharda’s professional contributions over his career

Dr. Ramesh Sharda was named a 2019 Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) at its International Conference in Information Systems in Munich, Germany, in December. He was one of only two Americans honored by the international organization representing information systems research, education and practice.

The AIS Fellow Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the information systems discipline in terms of research, teaching and service.

Vice dean for graduate programs and research in the Spears School of Business and Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Sharda was also named a fellow of the international society for practitioners of operations research, management science and analytics known as INFORMS in 2018. He is only the third person to be recognized as a fellow by both organizations.

“This is a historic honor for Dr. Sharda,” said Dr. Rick Wilson, head of the Spears Business Department of Management Science and Information Systems. “It is well deserved, given Ramesh’s many significant contributions to the information systems field. And being named a fellow by both organizations is akin to being inducted into the baseball and basketball halls of fame and speaks to his amazing interdisciplinary contributions.”

Sharda joined OSU as an assistant professor in 1980 following completion of his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His tenure at OSU’s business school includes a robust research career in data science, analytics and decision making leading to more than 250 published articles resulting in more than 1,000 citations. He has also co-authored well-known textbooks in the field, one now in its 11th edition.

Sharda’s other honors include receiving the OSU Regents Distinguished Research Award in 2003 and 2016 and being inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2016.

Story By: Jeff Joiner | Discover@Spears Magazine

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