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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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April 22, 2016 from 3PM to 6PM

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2016 AMCIS Emergent Research Forum

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The Emergent Research Forum (ERF) provides researchers a platform to showcase their cutting-edge research in multiple formats. Both completed research and research-in-progress papers are considered for inclusion. ERF submissions are due by March 2, 2016.

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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 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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Spring 2016 Courses

Information Systems Senior Project II (CIS 4328)

Gaming and Mobile Apps Capstone II (CIS 4594)

Web Engineering (CEN 6036)

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Latest News

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 was 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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Presented a paper on Nonprofit Organization IT adoption and usage at AMCIS 2015

August 15, 2015

Presented a paper titled "A Preliminary Study of Information Technologies Usage in Nonprofit Organizations" at the 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) Conference, Puerto Rico, USA.

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News article on LSV senior project mentoring

August 4, 2015

Software engineers from Life and Specialty Ventures (LSV) mentor UNF Computing senior project students on web application systems development projects. This news article provides a window into their work.  

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