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Karthikeyan Umapathy

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Short Bio

Karthikeyan Umapathy is currently working as an 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.


The Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) program blends data science and technology design to inform and solve important social problems in Northeast Florida. FL-DSSG program at UNF is being spearheaded by Drs. Dan Richard and Karthikeyan Umapathy. FL-DSSG program is supported by contributions from the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.


Get Involved with FL-DSSG

For the pilot 2017 FL-DSSG program, we are looking for data science projects from nonprofit organizations, talented UNF students interested in gaining data science internship experience, and experienced data scientists to mentor students. Please read relevant materials in the below links and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Event Promotions

April 21, 2017 from 3PM to 6:30PM

Registration (free) for Spring 2017 Computing Symposium is now open.

Symposium Registration  

Spring 2017 Symposium Page  
2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium

Conference dates: March 8-11, 2017
Location: Seattle, Washington.

SIGCSE Symposium  
2017 Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS)

Conference dates: March 24-25, 2017
Location: King and Prince Resort, St. Simons Island, Georgia.

SAIS Conference  
2017 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)

Conference date: August 10 - 12, 2017
Location: Boston, MA

AMCIS Conference  

Quick Links

UNF Computing 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.

  Senior Project Info  
  Project Poster Gallery  

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.

 Research Opportunities  

Spring 2017 Courses

CIS 4328 - Information Systems Senior Project II


Latest News

November 3, 2016

2016 CTS Conference Paper Presentation

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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October 25, 2016

Co-Moderated Data Ecosystem Panel

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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December 12, 2015

2015 WeB Workshop Panel Member and Paper Presentation

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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