Amit Basu is the Carr P. Collins Chair of Management Information Sciences at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and Chairman of the Information Technology and Operations Management department at the school. Professor Basu has also been a faculty member of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland at College Park, and a visiting professor at INSEAD, the Vlerick Management School in Belgium and the Indian Institute of Management.
His research interests are in the areas of digital strategy, electronic commerce, knowledge and data base systems, decision support systems and workflow management. He has published technical papers on these topics in a variety of leading publications, ranging from major academic journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research and the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, to management professional journals such as the Sloan Management Review, IEEE Computer, the Communications of the ACM, Omega, and the Wall Street Journal. He co-authored the books Metagraphs and their Applications (Springer, 2007) and Competitive Digital Innovation (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2023). He has also served on the organizing committees and program committees for several international conferences, as well as on the editorial boards of several respected academic journals in the Information Systems field, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Electronic Commerce Research, the Information Technology and Management Journal, BISE (the German Journal of Information Systems) and Telecommunication Systems, as well as the POMS Journal. From 2012-2013, he served as the President of the INFORMS Information Systems Society, and from 2018-2021, he was the President of the WITS Foundation Board, which oversees a major international research forum in information technology and systems.
Professor Basu is a pioneer in the development of leading-edge graduate programs at the intersection of information technology and business. In the mid-1990s, he helped create one of the first MBA programs in Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. More recently, he has created several programs in Business Analytics at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. These include two innovative MBA concentrations (one in Business Analytics and the other in Supply Chain and Operations Management), a Graduate Certificate Program in Business Analytics, one of the earliest MS programs in Business Analytics, and most recently, a BBA major in Business Analytics and Supply-chain Management.
In addition to his research and teaching, Professor Basu has served as a consultant and advisor to a number of private and public sector organizations, both in the USA and Western Europe, such as Dow Corning, Cisco, KPMG, Accenture, IBM, Belgacom, KPMG, Merck, eTex, Leonidas, State Industries, the State of Maryland and the Government of Flanders in Belgium. He has also served as an expert witness in the areas of enterprise software, electronic commerce and information technology, and as an advisor to several technology ventures. He received his M.S. in Quantitative Methods and Ph.D. in Computers and Information Systems from the University of Rochester, his M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University, and his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi.