As Senior Associate Dean of Faculty, Research and Administration at the Carlson School of Management, Alok Gupta is responsible for the school’s $135 MM budget, faculty hiring, review and evaluations, research infrastructure, IT infrastructure, facility and classroom management, and academic programs management and scheduling. He also holds the Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management. From 2006 to 2014, he served as the Department Chair of the Information and Decision Sciences Department at Carlson School. He started his academic career in 1996 as a visiting Assistant Professor at Dept. of OPIM, University of Connecticut. He received his PhD in Management Science and Information from the University of Texas, Austin in 1996. His research focuses on the economic engineering of systems – where system design explicitly considers incentives of participants – as applied to a variety of transactional systems from the internet, real-time databases, and B2B systems to e-commerce and to his current focus -- human-AI collaboration. He has published over 90 journal articles in various information systems, economics, and computer science journals. Over 45 of these articles are published in premier journals -- Management Science, ISR, and MIS Quarterly. He was been awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER Award for his research on dynamic pricing mechanisms on the internet. He served multiple terms as an Associate Editor for Management Science and as Senior/Associate Editor for ISR. He guest-edited several special issues in Management Science and ISR. He has been serving as Publisher of a premier academic journal MIS Quarterly since 2004. He served two terms as the Editor-in-Chief of the premier IS journal, Information Systems Research, from 2017-2022.
His service contributions to the field were recognized with the INFORMS ISS President’s Service Award in 2021. He has been an engaged scholar working closely with external stakeholders for both his research and for creating experiential learning environments for students. His research has been recognized for its impact and significance on practice through the INFORMS Design Science Award three times (2001, 2012, and 2021), the AIS Impact Award in 2020, and the INFORMS ISS Practical Impacts Award in 2021. He was chosen as an INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow in 2014 and an AIS Fellow in 2016. He was awarded a lifetime achievement award, LEO Award, by AIS in 2021. He teaches courses in the areas of human-AI collaboration, computer networking, electronic commerce, decision support, IT infrastructure, and computer programming at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels.