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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 of variety of opportunities within and outside of the curriculum to help students understand that it takes more than technical expertise to be a good professional and excel in the job.

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April 20, 2015 from 3PM to 6PM

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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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Spring 2015 Courses

Information Systems Senior Project II (CIS 4328)

Web Access and System Design (COP 3855)

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Presented a paper on websites trustworthiness at 2015 SAIS conference

March 20, 2015

Presented a paper titled "Conceptual Model of Website Design Elements that Influences Credibility and Trustworthiness" at the 2015 Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS) Conference, Hilton Head, SC, USA.

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Presented a paper on long-running conversations at 2014 CONISAR conference

November 8, 2014

Presented paper titled "Review of Web Service Specifications for Long-running Conversations" at the 2014 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR). Authors of the paper are Chirag N. Rana and Karthikeyan Umapathy.  

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BROKEN LINK - Your company’s website may be doing more harm than good

September 1, 2013

Jacksonville 904 magazine August 2013 issue provides some good best practices to follow when building business websites. Well, I have admit my bias about the article as I was interviewed by the author (Jocelyn Tolbert).  

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