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H. Raghav Rao

A T & T Chair,

Professor, University of Texas, San Antonio, USA


Professor Raghav Rao is a US-based scholar of Information Systems Management. His research interests are in decision support systems, e-business, cyber-security, emergency response systems and information assurance. His recent research has implications for political revolutions, anti-terrorism initiatives, communications during natural disasters, and corporate decision making.

Professor Rao co-edited four books and has authored or co-authored more than 175 technical papers, of which more than 100 are published in archival journals and his work has received best paper and best paper runner-up awards at recent AMCIS and ICIS conferences. He has received funding for his research from the National Science Foundation, CISCO, National Security Agency, Canadian Embassy, and the US Department of Defense. He received the Fulbright Fellowship in 2004 and the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for excellence in scholarship and creative activities in 2007.

He is a co-editor of a special issue of The Annals of Operations Research, the Communications of ACM, guest senior editor of MISQuarterly, associate editor of Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Research and IEEE Transactions in Systems, Man and Cybernetics, and co-Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Frontiers.

Currently, Professor Rao teaches courses in Information Assurance, Networks, and e-Commerce at University of Texas.  He was earlier Distinguished Professor of Management at SUNY, University at Buffalo.  He has received the University Lilly Teaching Fellowship. He has also held visiting faculty appointments at Indiana University, USA ; York University, Canada ; Amrita University, India; and Sogang University, South Korea. He served as Chair of the PhD Committee from 2000 to 2009 - and in 2010, he was appointed SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, which represents promotion in rank above full professor in the State University of New York system.

Professor H. Raghav Rao holds a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur, MBA from FMS - University of Delhi, and a PhD from Purdue University.