Professor Alok Gupta has been named editor in chief of Information Systems Research (ISR), the journal of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). INFORMS is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and analytics.

Gupta, the Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management, is the first Carlson School faculty member to hold a chief editor position at ISR. He will be its seventh chief editor, taking over from Professor Ritu Agarwal from the University of Maryland. Gupta’s term will last from January 2017 through December 2019.

Gupta served as associate editor of ISR from 2002 to 2007 and as senior editor from 2008 to 2015. He is currently a co-editor for a special issue on digital vulnerabilities.

ISR is one of the two – the other being the Carlson School’s MIS Quarterly – premier, peer-reviewed, international journals focusing on theory, research, design, and intellectual development for information systems in organizations, institutions, the economy, and society. It is dedicated to furthering knowledge in the development and application of information technologies to human organizations and their management and, more broadly, to improving economic and social welfare.

In announcing Gupta’s appointment to the MIS academic community, Professor Vallabh Sambamurthy, chair of the selection committee, wrote: “Professor Gupta’s scholarship, leadership of the important forums in the field, mentorship of many young scholars, broad and open-minded appreciation of the diversity and innovative nature of the IS discipline and deep editorial experience at several journals were important factors that led our committee to make the recommendation that he be appointed as the next EIC of the journal. I have known him for many years and worked with him on important initiatives. I am delighted that he has accepted the appointment and believe that he will take the journal to even newer heights.”