Professor Giri Kumar Tayi to Speak on Big Data and Data Quality

Dr. Giri Kumar Tayi, Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at the State University of New York at Albany, will speak on the topic of “Big Data and Data Quality” as part of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Integrated Computing PhD Colloquium Series on March 29, 2013, at 3pm CST, in the first floor auditorium of the Donaghey Engineering and Information Technology building on the UALR campus.  The lecture will also be webcast at the this guest link.

Professor Tayi’s theme is that as both business and government continue to leverage “Big Data” in a big way, one aspect that is not receiving adequate attention is Data Quality. His talk with describe two recent projects which fall into the realm of Big Data and how they were affected by data quality issues.  He will also present an agenda for future data quality research in the Big Data context.

Professor Tayi 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 Modeling of Supply Chains (Reverse Logistics, Product Recovery and Return Architectures), 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, Software Quality), IS Project Outsourcing (Risk Management, Engagement Models), Data Quality and Data Mining, Models and Algorithms for Mobile Computing Environments, Online Auctions, and Grid Computing.

Professor Tayi has published over 45 refereed journal articles, has over 50 conference proceedings and presentations and several book chapters covering the above three fields.  Many of the articles appear in top-tier academic journals such as Operations Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, IEEE Transactions, Networks, Naval Research Logistics, EJOR, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, INFORMS Journal of Computing, Journal of Computer Security, Government Information Quarterly, Communications of the ACM.

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