Giri Kumar Tayi
Office: (518) 956-8328
Email: g.tayi (at) albany.edu
Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University
Giri Kumar Tayi is a Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at
the State University of New York at Albany.
He obtained his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and his research
and teaching interests are interdisciplinary and span the fields of Information
Systems, Operations Management and Operations Research. His current research streams include E-Commerce
and Marketing, Information Sharing in Supply Chains, Economics of Information
Systems (Information Security, Software Sample Design, Pricing of Information
Goods), Modeling of Online Communities (Creative Commons, Digital Copyright
Policies), Geographically Distributed Software Development (Process Choice,
Process Diversity, Software Quality), IS Project Outsourcing (Risk Management,
Engagement Models), Data Quality and Data Mining, Models and Algorithms for
Mobile Computing Environments, Digital Government, Open Data Initiatives, and
Grid Computing. Operations Management and Digital Processes, Modeling of Supply
Chains (Reverse Logistics, Product Recovery and Return Architectures).
He has published over 55 refereed journal articles, has over 75 conference proceedings/ presentations,
has served on about 25 research
panels organized by NSF, different academic conferences (such as ICIS, INFORMS,
IEEE, CSWIM, ICIQ, PACIS) and several book chapters covering the above three
fields. Many of the articles appear in
top-tier academic journals such as Operations
Research, Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, IEEE
Transactions, Networks, Naval Research Logistics, EJOR, Journal of
Combinatorial Optimization, INFORMS Journal of Computing, Journal of Computer
Security, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Government Information
Quarterly, Communications of the ACM.
He serves or has
served on the Editorial Boards of academic
journals such as Information Systems
Research (AE and SE), IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Computing Now, Decision
Sciences, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, Information Technology
Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Information and Management,
International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, International
Journal Internet and Enterprise Management.
He has Co-guest edited
eight special issues for EJOR, Communications of the ACM, Information
Technology Management, Information Systems Frontiers and Government Information
Quarterly covering topics such as Multistage Production-Inventory Systems,
Data Quality, Communication Networks, Mobile Computing, Information Integration.
Open Innovation and Digital Government.
In 2013, he received
SUNY-wide Chancellor’s Award for
Excellence in Research. In 2012, he received the University at Albany Excellence in Research award. In 2009, he received the Best Associate Editor Award from ISR and in 2010 he received the Outstanding Service Award from INFORMS
for being the longest serving Associate
Editor of ISR.
He regularly serves on
the Program Committee of several
academic conferences and workshops including WITS, CIST, C-SWIM, AMCIS, ICIQ, ICIS,
IEEE Services Computing, dg.o, ICE-Gov, ECIS, HICSS, PACIS, ISIS, ACM, and ACM
Compute. He is regularly invited to
present his research in faculty and doctoral seminars at major research
universities around the world.
He regularly serves as
an External Reviewer of Research
Grant Proposals for the National Science Foundation (NSF), University Research
Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
of Canada (SSHRC), National Research Grants Council of Singapore. For the past two decades, he has been serving
as an External Reviewer of faculty research portfolio for promotion and tenure
cases at major research universities around the world.
He serves or has
served as a Visiting Research Professor/Scholar
at Singapore Management University (SMU), National University of Singapore
(NUS), Polytechnic University of Hong Kong (PolyU), City University of Hong
Kong (CityU), Koc University, Turkey, South China University of Technology (SCUT),
Monash University (MU), Malaysia, IIM Bangalore, Xian Jiaotong University (XJTU),
China and Indian School of Business (ISB).
He is a Faculty Fellow in the Center for
Technology in Government (CTG) at
the State University of New York at Albany where he is involved in research in
the broad area of Digital Government. Currently
he is a Co-PI on a NSF research Grant on Information Supply Chains and Fair
Trade. At CTG, he has served as a Co-PI
on several research projects that were funded by the National Science Foundation
(NSF) to the tune of $3.25 million.
He is a Visiting Faculty at the Srini Raju
Center for Information Technology and Networked Economy (SRITNE) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) where he is involved
in several research projects with Global Indian IT firms in the broad area of
Information Technology Management.
He is a Visiting Research Scholar at Software
Engineering and Technology (SET)
Labs, the R&D Center of INFOSYS, the Global Business Process Outsourcing
firm headquartered in Bangalore, India. He is a regular contributor to SET Labs Technology Research Briefings which is
distributed to over 100,000 IT professionals at client firms of INFOSYS who are
located in over 150 countries around the world.
a Senior Research Fellow at the
Institute of Supply Chain Integration and Service Innovation (a center
funded by National Science Foundation of China) at the South China University
of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou.
He has taught and
conducted Executive Education Programs
on a variety of topics in Information Systems, Operations Management and Quantitative
Decision Making for middle and upper-level executives and managers from private
and public sector organizations in United States, Argentina, Switzerland, Hong
Kong, China, Singapore, Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Malaysia, Somalia
and India. Over the years, he has also
has given several key note speeches and talks to a variety of trade and professional
audiences both in the USA and around the world.
He has held several administrative positions in the School
of Business including Faculty Director of Full-time MBA program, Faculty
Director of Weekend MBA program, Department Chair and Associate Dean for
Faculty Research and Development.
He has obtained and supervised over 25 funded year-long Master’s level
Information Systems Field Projects for several US private firms such as GE,
Verizon, Leverpoint, GP Funds Solutions, Price Chopper, Siemens and several New
York State Government Agencies.
See recent selected publications here.