Giri Kumar Tayi

Giri Kumar Tayi

School of Business
Information Systems and Business Analytics


Massry Center for Business BB331

PhD, Carnegie-Mellon University

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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 Omni-Channel Retailing, Information Sharing in Supply Chains, Economics of Information Systems (Information Security, 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 nearly 60 refereed journal articles, has over 60 conference proceedings/ presentations, has served on about 20 research panels organized by NSF, at 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, Journal of Operations Management, 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 Journal, ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, Information Technology Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Information and Management, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics.

He has Co-guest edited ten special issues for EJOR, Communications of the ACM, Information Technology Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Government Information Quarterly, and IEEE Computing covering topics such as Multistage Production-Inventory Systems, Data Quality, Data Analytics, 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 INFORMS for serving on the Editorial Board of ISR and in 2010 and 2015 he received the Outstanding Service Award from INFORMS for being the longest serving Associate Editor of ISR.

In December 2016, Government of India invited him as one of the 250 leading researchers across all STEM disciplines from technologically advanced countries around the world as a part of its GIAN initiative to conduct research workshops to enhance the research capabilities of faculty and doctoral students at leading Indian Universities, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

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 has made over 60 research presentations at Doctoral Seminars and Research Colloquia at leading Research Universities and R&D Centers around the world. Over the past two decades, he has served as an External Reviewer of about 35 faculty research portfolios for promotion and tenure cases 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.

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), South China University of Technology (SCUT), Monash University (MU), Malaysia, IIM Bangalore, Xian Jiaotong University (XJTU) 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. 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 currently a Co-PI on a 3-year NSF China research grant on Supply Chains and Data Quality (RMB 750,000).

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 was 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.

He served during 2012 – 2014, as 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 Digital Platforms, Strategic Information Systems, Social CRM, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Quantitative Decision Making for middle and upper-level executives from private and public sector organizations in the United States, Switzerland, Vienna, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Malaysia, Somalia, Argentina and India.

Over the years, he has also has given several key note and plenary talks to a variety of trade and professional associations in the USA, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico.

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 about 25 funded year-long Master’s level Information Systems Field Projects (quasi-consulting projects) at several US private firms such as GE, NYNEX (now Verizon), Leverpoint, GP Funds Solutions, Price Chopper, Siemens and several New York State Government Agencies.