Distinguished Academic Fellow 2011-2012
Associate professor and area doctoral coordinator
Information systems and operations management
Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Professor Ramnath Chellappa research focuses on economic, behavioural and technical aspects of electronic markets. In particular, his research aims to understand how the adoption of the Internet by both consumers and vendors has changed conventional views of products and business transactions.
His work on information privacy in online transactions received the Best Paper Award at INFORMS-CIST 2003. His recent works examine pricing in the US domestic airline industry and competitive dynamics in business software industries. His research methods include analytical modelling, empirical modelling and social network analysis.
Professor Chellappa also works closely with the industry on the managerial aspects of information technology driven issues. He has served as a litigation expert on privacy related issues for major portals and he co-authored a study on the design of identity management systems that was supported by the advanced practices council of the society for information management.
He received his PhD from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin in 1997 where his work resulted in the creation and scholarly definition of the term "Cloud Computing"
Professor Chellappa has taught courses in undergraduate, MBA, PhD and executive education programs. He has also designed and taught courses in the medical management programme at USC. At Emory, he teaches in the MBA and PhD programmes and serves as the area doctoral coordinator.