Fazlollahi, B., Parikh, M., Verma, S., "Adaptive
Decision Support Systems", Decision Support Systems, Vol 20 No.4 Aug
Verma, S. and Parikh, M. "A framework for Optimizing Internet Technologies
in Education", Campus Wide Information Systems Journal, Vol 18, No. 1,
Verma, S. Assessment of diffusion and adoption of multicasting, Stardust
State-of-the-art Series, published by Stardust.com, Inc. [http://www.stardust.com/]
Fazlollahi, B., Srivastava, A., Verma, S., "Intelligent
Coaching System", Information Resources Management Association (IRMA)
1994 (San Antonio, Texas)
Fazlollahi, B., Verma, S. "Using expert systems/hypermedia
technologies to develop Interactive Learning Environments", Decision
Sciences Institute (DSI) 1994 (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Srivastava, A., Verma, S., Prabhu, S. "Systems for
Intelligent Guidance: Integrating Intelligent Modules in Decision Support
Systems", Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 1994 (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Fazlollahi, B., Parikh, M., Verma, S., "Influence
of decision making cognitive style on the design features of intelligent
guidance/help for DSS: an empirical study", Information Resources Management
Association (IRMA) 1995 (Atlanta, Georgia)
Fazlollahi, B., Parikh, M., Verma, S., "Evaluation
of alternative instructional strategies in Intelligent Coaching Systems:
an empirical study", Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 1995 (Boston,
Fazlollahi, B., Parikh, M., Verma, S., "Evaluation
of Decisional Guidance in decision Support Systems: an empirical study",
International Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 1995 (Peubla, Mexico)
Verma, S., Parikh, M. ActiveBook: A niche browser as
an education support tool, Technology demonstration track, Association
of Information Systems Conference, 1998, Baltimore MD
Verma, S. WebSIMQ: Innovative Instruction in Decision
Sciences, Innovative instruction track at the 29th Annual Meeting Decision
Sciences Institute 1998, Las Vegas, NV
Parikh, M., Verma, S. A
Hybrid Push-Pull Model to Support Learning: An Empirical Evaluation,
Americas Conference of the Association for Information System, 1999. Milwaukee,
Verma, S., Sayeed, L. OnLine Learning Portals: A Case for Re-classification
of Education-based E-commerce, International Conference of Electronic Commerce,
2000, Seoul, South Korea.
Verma, S., Sayeed, L. In Search Of The Business Model For Education-Based
E-Commerce, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) conference 2000, Orlando,
- Verma, S. Extending Course Websites to Wireless Devices: A WAP Framework for Education Portals, accepted for AMCIS 2001 in Boston, MA.
Verma, S. Framework for a Script Bridge: Leveraging OS-specific multimedia engines via an Internet-based scripting language.
Verma, S. Secure Wireless LANs: Design, Development and Deployment of Wired-to-Wireless Routers.
Special awards and honors
North East DSI 1995 (Providence, RI): MIS/DSS/AI track
International Business School Computing Association (IBSCA) 1995 (Kalamazoo,
MI): ES/AI/DSS track
IEEE Software Journal, 1999 to present.
- AMCIS 2001
Best paper award (in the track), Americas Conference of the Association
for Information System, Milwaukee, WI. 1999
Citation of Excellence for "Highest Quality Rating" by ANBAR Electronic
Intelligence for Verma, S. (1997) "Adaptive Decision Support Systems"
Decision Support Systems Aug (20/4), carried for 5 years at the ANBAR Hall
Doctoral Student Consortium, 28th Annual meeting of Decision Sciences Institute
(DSI), San Diego, CA
Member, Atlanta Area Information Technology Group
Courses listed under World Lecture Hall at http://www.utexas.edu/world/lecture/ba/
Internet Based Issues
Innovations in Broadband Technologies
Broadband technologies can be studied as innovations in technology.
By examining these technologies as innovations, one can look into the factors
that impact its diffusion and adoption in an organization. The adoption
characteristics of an innovation can have interesting influences on its
product (business) life cycle.
Top down approach to modeling broadband-based services
Modeling Broadband based services involves several interesting factors.
One can roughly categorize these as economic, network and behavioral factors.
While the model interactions between these factors and their underlying
variables may be clear, the degree of differences between network topologies,
services and user behavior is so large, that a flat model becomes too complex
to encompass all the details. An encapsulation from the top to the very
fine details can hope to encompass the entire mammoth.
Multi-dimensional approach to modeling cable, ISDN and xDSL based networks
By creating a single custom model for a network topology one can only
approximate its results to another topology. However, by using a multidimensional
approach, on can account for the differences between different media and
topologies such as cable, ISDN, or xDSL technologies.
Economic viability and cost benefit analysis of broadband based services
to the home
Finally, one needs to research into the ultimate viability and benefit
issue of providing high speed Internet, video-on-demand, and other services
to the home. If these services prove to be economically viable in the long
run, and cost beneficial in the near future, then one can hope for a totally
networked smart home some day.
Approaches to removing the World Wide Wait
The issue for World Wide Wait is simply one - bandwidth; the approaches
are at two extremes. Expand bandwidth through broadband and make way for
the future information super highways, and tackle the current bandwidth
trickle by "pushing" only what you need to your desktop. As I see it, push
technology is the short term answer, while broadband is the final solution.
Push Technology and Decision Support
Reactive and proactive approaches to decision support make an important
case for distributing control between the client pull and server push.
By employing advanced database concepts, push technology based information
systems can extensively deliver efficiency to each and every corporate
Decisional Guidance in Education.
Education support can be provided by defining the bounds of an often
ill-structured problem. Then, using problem solving techniques, one can
develop the structure around the problem and "give it a name". This process
can be enhanced by providing decisional guidance for problem solving.