To provide an interdisciplinary education, the faculty who teach in the Texas MSITM program come from the McCombs School of Business and the UT Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These faculty have received numerous teaching awards and recognition, which contributes to our nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in MIS, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
Ashish Agarwal, Ph.D.
Dr. Ashish Agarwal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the University of Texas. Dr. Agarwal received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, his MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his BTech from Indian Institute of Technology.
Anitesh Barua, Ph.D.
Caryn Conley, Ph.D.
MSITM Program Director
Alex Dimakis, Ph.D.
Alex Dimakis is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, University of Texas at Austin. From 2009 until 2012 he was with the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 and M.S. degree in 2005 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) from UC Berkeley and the Diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens in 2003. During 2009 he was a CMI postdoctoral scholar at Caltech.
He received an ARO young investigator award in 2014, the NSF Career award in 2011, a Google faculty research award in 2012, served as an IEEE Distinguished lecturer for 2016-2017 and received the Eli Jury dissertation award in 2008. He is the co-recipient of several best paper awards including the joint Information Theory and Communications Society Best Paper Award in 2012. He served two terms as an associate editor for IEEE Signal Processing letters and is currently serving as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. His research interests include information theory, coding theory and machine learning.
Joydeep Ghosh, Ph.D.
Christine Julien, Ph.D.
Prabhudev Konana, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Professor
Dr. Prabhudev Konana is the Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation and the William H. Seay Centennial Professor of Information Management and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the McCombs School of Business. His research interests are in databases, sentiment extraction from virtual communities, business value of IT, and outsourcing and offshoring. He graduated with an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1991 and 1995, respectively.
Prabhudev is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teacher, the highest teaching award at the University of Texas at Austin. He received the University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011 and outstanding professor award from graduating classes of Dallas/Fort Worth MBA Students in 2011 and 2012. He is consistently selected to the Faculty Honor Roll by both MBA and UG student councils, and more recently to the “Professor of the Month” award given by the Senate of College Councils.
Prabhudev has received numerous teaching and research awards. He received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and NSF Information Technology Research grant. His research is also supported by grants from IBM, Intel and Dell. He has published over hundred papers in journals, magazines, and conference proceedings including Sloan Management Review, Management Science, Information Systems Research, and numerous IEEE journals. His paper on virtual communities received the Best Published Paper award for 2007 from the prestigious Information Systems Research journal. He is a co-founder of a non-profit organization to support primary education in India. He frequently writes for a leading English daily in India on social and economic issues.
Principal Technical Program Manager, Amazon
Elliot Oshman is a Principal Technical Program Manager at Amazon, based in Austin, TX. He oversees a portfolio of programs inside the Consumer Electronics division of Amazon, and is currently driving a strategic initiative for the Warranty business, with an international team and a planned world-wide rollout in 2018 and 2019. He also teaches the New Hire Orientation and How Amazon Hires classes at Amazon. Prior to Amazon, Elliot spent four years at a B2B social media curation and moderation startup in Austin, running the Client Services and Technical Advisor groups. He was the Enterprise Architect over the Hoover’s API product, providing business data to sales and marketing organizations. Elliot spent his first ten years post-graduation in IT consulting, building custom software applications for dozens of clients using Java, .NET, and Ruby and managing teams and projects in the same space.
Elliot received his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin in Management Information Systems and Business Honors in 2000.
Hüseyin Tanriverdi, Ph.D.
Stephen Walls, Ph.D.
Dr. Stephen Walls has been teaching and consulting in Design Thinking for the past 10 years. Stephen holds an appointment as the Assistant Director for Instructional Innovation and Marketing and a Senior Lecturer in the Marketing Department in the McCombs School of Business, where, in addition to Design Thinking, he continues to teach courses on Marketing Principles, Brand Management, and Digital Marketing within undergraduate and masters programs. He has received a number of teaching awards since joining the McCombs faculty in 2002.
Stephen has also recently served as Deputy Director of the TEXAS Extended Campus, which provides high quality education to non-degree seeking students, including the fully online UT High School, University Extension, Testing and Evaluation Services, Center for Professional Education, Petroleum Extension, Informal Classes, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, AP Summer Institutes Road Scholar, and the Thompson Conference Center.
Stephen has a distinguished career in business and academia with a unique combination of experiences across marketing, technology, and education. He completed his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and his MBA at the University of Texas and his BBA in Marketing at Texas A&M University. His varied industry experience includes marketing, human resources, and technology management positions at Dell, Vignette, ibooks.com, American Airlines, and Walmart.
Ramesh Yerraballi, Ph.D.
Distinguished Senior Lecturer