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Karthikeyan Umapathy is currently working as Associate Professor at the School of Computing, University of North Florida. He received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests center on designing and developing complex information systems, analyzing web service standards, and empirically investigating IT standardization processes. He uses service learning to provide real-world software development experience for students by identifying projects from Non-Profit and Small-business organizations. He works closely with local software development companies to engage them within his courses. He creates wide variety of opportunities within and outside of the curriculum to help students gain technical expertise and experience on providing professional service.

He provides technology consultancy services for small businesses, startup companies, and non-profit organizations. He has expertise on mobile and web application development. He provides consulting on technology planning, business plan, lean startup methodology, product development, and market testing.

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School of Computing Symposium
December 2, 2016 from 3PM to 6:30PM

Registration (free) for Fall 2016 Computing Symposium is now open.

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D.A.T.E. 2016 Summit

2016 Data and Technology Experience

The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida is organizing the Data and Technology Experience Summit to be held on October 25th, 2016 at the Jessie Ball duPont Center in Downtown Jacksonville, FL.

At this event, nonprofits can gain understanding on how to collect right data and use right technologies. I am one of the advisory member for the event.

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Senior Project

Senior Project

I am always looking for Web application projects from non-profit and/or small-business organizations that can be incorporated as student projects in my courses. Feel free to contact me, if you have relevant project needs for your organization.

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Research ops

Research and Thesis Opportunities

I am interested in working with both undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in working on your thesis in web services and complex systems development topics, feel free to contact me. If either topic does not interest you, I would be willing to work with you on a research topic of your interest as long as it is within realm of information systems and information science.

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Fall 2016 Courses

Information Systems Senior Project I (CIS 4327)

Interface Design & Implementation (CAP 6100)

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Latest News

Presented a paper on Collaborative Information Seeking at the CTS 2016 Conference

November 3rd, 2016

Presented a paper titled "A Research Plan to Study Impact of a Collaborative Web Search Tool on Novice's Query Behavior" at the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS), Orlando, FL, USA.

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Co-Moderated Data Ecosystem for Nonprofits Panel

October 25, 2016

Dan Richard and I co-moderated a panel on Nonprofits Data Ecosystem in the Northeast Florida region. Panel discussions was held as a part of the Data and Technology Experience (D.A.T.E) summit, October 25, 2016, Jacksonville, FL. D.A.T.E summit was organized by the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.  

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Presented a paper on IT Standards and Participated in Big Data Analytics Panel Discussions at 2015 Workshop on e-Business (WeB)

December 12, 2015

Presented a paper titled "Investigating IT Standardization Process through the lens of Theory of Communicative Action" and participated in the panel discussions on "Leveraging Service Computing and Big Data Analytics for E-Commerce” at the 2015 Workshop on e-Business (WeB), Fort Worth, TX, USA.

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