Keynote Speakers


Vijay Mookerjee

Vijay Mookerjee is the Charles and Nancy Davidson Chair professor and Information System Ph.D. Area Coordinator in Information Systems at the Naveen Jindal School of Management, the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Mookerjee is also a Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society since 2011.  Prior to joining UT Dallas in 2001, he taught at the University of Washington, where he received the PhD Mentor of the Year award. He earned his PGDM in systems and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management. He earned his PhD in management with a major in management information systems from Purdue University.

Dr. Mookerjee knew as a child that he wanted to be a teacher. His mother, father, uncles, aunts and grandparents have been teachers. After he earned his bachelor of engineering from Nagpur University in India, he worked for a software company in the early 1980s and his interest in information technology and its possibilities grew.

Dr. Mookerjee’s research interests include social networks, managerial issues in information security, optimal software development methodologies, storage and cache management, content delivery systems, and the economic design of expert systems and machine learning systems. He has published in several premier academic journals, including Information Systems, Computer Science, and Operations Research. In 2011, his research on how companies can improve the online forum experience for customers won the Best Paper award at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), which is held in conjunction with the INFORMS national meeting. In the co-authored paper, Dr. Mookerjee, his wife, Dr. Radha Mookerjee, and another colleague created a computer program that can help companies determine when they should provide expert input to customers using online forums. Dr. Mookerjee said he is most proud of being named a fellow of the Information Systems section of INFORMS.

Dr. Mookerjee is a senior editor of Information Systems Research. He serves as an associate editor of several leading journals, including Decision Support Systems, Management Science: Information Systems Department, INFORMS Journal on Computing: Telecommunications and E-Commerce Area, Information Technology and Management and Journal of Data Management.

Dr. Mookerjee has been involved with the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), serving as co-chair of the WITS workshop in Australia in 2000. 


Yong Tan

Yong Tan is the Michael G. Foster Endowed Professor of Information Systems at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington, the Chang Jiang Scholar Visiting Chair Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, a Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society, and the Associate Director of the USTC-UW Institute for Global Business and Finance Innovation. He received his Ph.D. in Physics, advised by 2016 Nobel Laureate Professor David J. Thouless, and Ph.D. in Business Administration, both from the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Strathclyde and a visiting scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique Quantique, Université Paul Sabatier. 

Professor Tan’s research interests include electronic, mobile and social commerce, big data, economics of information systems, social and economic networks, and health IT. He has published close to 70 papers in Management Science, Information Systems Research, Operations Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Production and Operations Management, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IIE Transactions, European Journal on Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, among others. 

Professor Tan served as an associate editor of Information Systems Research and Management Science, and is now a senior editor of Information Systems Research and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and on the board of editors of Journal of Management Information Systems. He was a co-chair of Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2010), the cluster chair of 2012 INFORMS Information Systems Cluster, a track co-chair of International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013), a co-chair of Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2014), and a co-chair of INFORMS Workshop on Data Science (2019). He received 2017 Management Science Best Paper Award in Information Systems, Association for Information Systems (AIS) Best Publication of 2012 Award, 2012 Information Systems Research Best Paper Runner-Up Award, Andrew V. Smith Award for Excellence in Research, Pacific Coast Banking School Dean’s Leadership Award, Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Dean’s Research Award, Dean’s Junior Research Award, Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in the Field of E-Commerce, Ph.D. Program Mentoring Award, Faculty Recognition Award for the Master of Science in Information Systems Program, Undergraduate Professor of the Year Award, and Management Science Meritorious Service Award. The doctoral students he advised are now on the faculty of top information systems programs such as Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University, Indiana University, University of Texas at Dallas, Georgia State University, University of Florida, and University of California, Irvine.   


D.J. Wu

D. J. Wu is the Ernest Scheller Jr. Chair in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Professor of IT Management, and Area Coordinator in IT Management at the Scheller College of Business (SCOB), Georgia Institute of Technology. He graduated from the Computer Science Department of Tsinghua University and received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Wu’s current research interests include economics of digital innovation and transformation, digital business model innovations, platform ecosystems, enterprise information technology, IT contracting, online auctions, economics of cloud computing, and machine learning. Dr. Wu’s recent work has been published in academic journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, and MIS Quarterly. 

Prof. Wu has won several best paper awards at international conferences of information systems. He received the Byars Award for Faculty Research Excellence in 2013 and in 2017 at SCOB, Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Wu won the 2014 SCOB Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He was selected as a Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow (2017-2018) and a Provost Teaching and Learning Fellow (2018-2020) by Georgia Tech’s Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Prof. Wu serves as a senior editor for Information Systems Research, and associate editor for Management Science. He is the president of INFORMS Information Systems Society.