Vijayan Sugumaran is Professor of Management Information Systems and Chair of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. His research interests are in the areas of Big Data Management and Analytics, Ontologies and Semantic Web, Intelligent Agent and Multi-Agent Systems, Component Based Software Development, Knowledge-Based Systems, and Data & Information Modeling. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles in Journals, Conferences, and Books. He has edited twelve books and serves on the Editorial Boards of eight journals. His most recent publications have appeared in Information systems Research, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Education, Communications of the ACM, Healthcare Management Science, Data and Knowledge Engineering, The DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems, and Information Systems Journal. Dr. Sugumaran is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies.

Teaching Interest:

Systems Designt, Object-Oriented Programming, Application Architecture

Research Interest:

Big Data Management and Analytics, Intelligent Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Component reuse and Web Services