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Ramesh Subramanian

The Gabriel Ferrucci Prof of Computer Information Systems

BS, University of Madras; MBA, PhD, Rutgers University

School of Business


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Information Systems Security - Fall 2018

BAN 620

Text Mining - Fall 2018


Computer Information Systems

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Ramesh Subramanian (B.Sc. in Applied Sciences, 1980, Madras University, India; P.G. Honors Dip. in Management, 1984, XLRI, India; M.B.A., 1990 and Ph.D., 1992, Rutgers University) has been the Gabriel Ferrucci Professor of Computer Information Systems at the School of Business, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut since 2002. Dr. Subramanian came to QU from the IBM Advanced Technology Lab, where he was a Senior Software Engineer. At IBM, he led the project associated with the initial development of a new-generation collaboration tool which has since become IBM Community Tools Suite. He was also a project leader for the development of an intra-company P2P resource sharing prototype code-named “Mesh.” He holds U.S. and international patents resulting from this work. Prior to IBM, Dr. Subramanian has held the following positions: Associate Professor of MIS (tenured), College of Business and Public Policy, University of Alaska, Anchorage; Instructor of Computer Science, Rutgers University, NJ; Member of the Technical Staff (MTS), Database Research District, Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ; Consultant, British Petroleum, Anchorage, Alaska; Consultant, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Subramanian’s current research interests include Information Systems Security, History of Technology, ICT4D, Technology and Privacy Policy. He is especially interested in the intersection of security, privacy and politics, and has published several peer-reviewed articles and papers in the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, European Business Review, Journal of Information Systems Security, IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering Journal, Communications of the IIMA, Information Systems Education Journal, etc. Dr. Subramanian’s published books include "Computer Security, Privacy and Politics: Current Issues, Challenges and Solutions" (Ed. Subramanian, 2008, IRM Press), "Peer-to-Peer Computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology," (Eds. Subramanian and Goodman, 2005, IDEA Group Publishing, Hershey, PA), “The Global Flow of Information: Legal, social, and cultural perspectives” (Eds. Subramanian and Katz, 2011, NYU Press), “Access to Knowledge in India” (Eds. Subramanian and Shaver, 2011, Bloomsbury Academic, UK). In 2007-2008, Dr. Subramanian was awarded a Fulbright Senior Researcher grant to study the effects and consequences of Internet spread in rural India. Since 2009, Dr. Subramanian has been a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School's "Information Society Project," where he researches on the intersection of security, privacy, public policy and law, and the history of computing. Dr. Subramanian has also taught courses at Rutgers University (USA), the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (India) and XLRI, Jamshedpur (India), and has given presentations at Yale Law School and Harvard Law School as a member of the Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group.