Education

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 role of initiation methods in information diffusion via Broadband Applications.
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 technology.
  • Simulation Modeling of Broadband Services to the Home.
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.
  • Push Technology in the Classroom.
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.
  • Decision Support Modeling for Strategic Analysis and Management
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.
  • Education Support Systems
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.

Master of Science, 

Decision Sciences

Completed coursework in 1995

Areas of emphasis:
 
  • Decision Support
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.
 
  • Object Oriented Design, Non-linear Knowledge-based Systems
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 the Web.
 
  • Intelligent Tutoring 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.

B.Engg, 

Civil Engineering

Completed and Graduated in 1992

Areas of Emphasis:
 
  • Environmental Sciences
Solving the problem of waste water disposal in remote areas by employing bio-engineered techniques. The disposal toxicity can be highly reduced by accelerating oxygenation of sewage by simple aerators.
 
  • Finite Element Simulation Modeling of Ground water Flow
Using partial differential equations to simulate the flow of a pollutantfrom a land dump into a groundwater stream. This study was conducted fora two-dimensional soil section. The data was simulated through MontéCarlo Simulation.