Ph.D., in Business Administration
Dissertation Topic: DIFFUSION AND ADOPTION OF MULTICASTING: ROLE OF IMPLICIT
VERSUS EXPLICIT COMMUNICATION INITIATION METHODS
(Proposal in PDF format
Areas of Emphasis:
The initiation methods are sometimes compared to push and pull technology.
While there is some similarity, for most part it is the distinction between
the method vs. the technology. I am interested in how the initiation of communication
impacts the diffusion and ultimately the adoption process of an innovative
- The role of initiation methods in information diffusion via Broadband
Using multi-dimensional approach to model the complexities of broadband-based
network technologies. This approach allows for modeling the economic,network,
and behavioral aspects involved in providing broadband-based services to
the home. Through the same approach, one can also model finer details such
as pricing structures, network (equipment) costs, service costs (like high
speed Internet and Video On Demand), and economics of a smart home.
- Simulation Modeling of Broadband Services to the Home.
Push technology models can deliver synchronous and asynchronous support for
lectures, assignments, exams and group decision making in a classroom and
anywhere worldwide. These systems support material that delivers full multimedia-based
instruction and remote testing through existing low-bandwidth connections.
- Push Technology in the Classroom.
A hybrid matrix approach to conduct strategic analysis of business units,
that shows promises of capturing both the external environments and the internal
dynamics of the current markets.
- Decision Support Modeling for Strategic Analysis and Management
Computer-based systems that support classroom lectures, study notes, summaries
and exams through a centralized management system. This system can provide
one-on-one instruction to every student enrolled.
- Education Support Systems
Master of Science,
Completed coursework in 1995
Areas of emphasis:
Rule-based expert system modules that can transparently latch onto existing
DSSs like spreadsheets to monitor and enhance the activities of the user.
These decision support systems offer meta-support to existing systems and
work in the background to provide the user with dynamic decision support
through user and task profiles. The use of daemons was a precursor in our
research for intelligent agents.
Hypermedia based information systems that map information from databases
into non-linear hypermaps. The prototypes were developed on the Windows
platform using the Help engine. Some work was later converted to HTML for
- Object Oriented Design, Non-linear Knowledge-based Systems
Integration of database, model base and knowledge base into one framework
through the Generalized Intelligent Systems for Tutoring or GIST framework.
This framework has formed a basis for delivering powerful support material
for education and business.
- Intelligent Tutoring Systems