About Dr. B:
Anol Bhattacherjee ("Dr. B") is a Professor of Business Analytics & Information Systems, Director of the MS-BAIS program, and Exide Professor at the University of South Florida. He has authored over 100 publications, including 11 FT50 journals - the highest ranked journals in business research. He has also served on the editorial boards of top journals like MIS Quarterly and Journal of the AIS. A 2021 Stanford University study ranked him as #12 in the world in career-wide research impact in the information systems discipline, and #8 for the year 2020. He has over 35,000 citations on Google Scholar, and his 2001 MIS Quarterly paper on technology discontinuance, cited over 10,000 times, is credited with creating a new stream of research in the information systems literature. Dr. B also wrote a free book on research methods titled Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices that has been downloaded over 1.3 million times from 223 countries on six continents, used at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and other universities, and translated into seven languages. He was the Principal Investigator or Co-PI in US federal grants exceeding $750,000. In 2019, he was awarded the Stafford Beer Medal by the Operational Research Society, UK and the Fulbright-Nehru Distinguished Chair by the United States Department of State. In 2023, an artificial intelligence solution for mental health screening developed by his team won the first place award at the prestigious Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering (IISE) Cup Competition, beating out 75 teams from Amazon, France, and Germany.
About his work:
Dr. B does research in the areas of: (1) artificial intelligence bias, (2) computational approaches to solving business/social problems, (3) healthcare informatics, and (4) dysfunctional behaviors on social media. He also teaches graduate-level courses on: (1) Research Methods, (2) Statistical Data Modeling, and (3) Text Analytics.
Other interesting facts about him:
Dr. B is originally from Kolkata (Calcutta), India. He is an avid global traveler, and has traveled alone to over 100 countries on all seven continents, including such places as the Antarctica, Mt. Everest Base Camp, Serengeti, Galapagos Islands, Patagonia, Tibet, Russia, New Zealand, the Balkans, and the Baltics. He has been inside craters of active volcanoes, swam with sharks in the open Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and scuba dived inside shipwrecks on the sea floor. You can see some of his travel photos from his Photos page and travel videos from his Youtube page.