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Karthikeyan Umapathy

Associate Professor

School of Computing | College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

  • System interoperability
  • Data interoperability
  • Patterns
  • Design and development of Web service-based solutions
  • Design Science Research
  • Systems integration
  • IT standardization


PhD, Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University 2008
MS, Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 2003
BE, Mechnical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, India, 1998


Karthikeyan Umapathy is currently working as Associate Professor of Information Systems 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 works are published in various conferences such as Americas Conference on Information Systems, Conceptual Modeling, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, International Conference on Web Services, Service Computing Conference, and Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology; and journals such as IEEE Computer, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, and Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. He serves as an editorial board member for Journal of Information Systems Applied Research and Information Systems Education Journal. He served as publicity chair for 2009, 2010, and 2011 Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology conference.


  • 2012-13 UNF Community Scholar
  • Conference Best Paper Award received for 2012 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR) paper
  • Featured in the University of North Florida Center for Community-Based Learning video to promote service learning.
  • Florida Campus Compact Community-based Learning Course Redesign Facilitator (Received $500 as stipend)
  • 2011 Florida Campus Compact STEM Fellow (Received $1000 as part of the Fellow award)
  • 2010 ICIS Junior Faculty Consortium Fellow – MIS Camp, St Louis, MO, USA
  • 2009 First S.T.A.R. (Award for Research Excellence), University of North Florida
  • Meritorious Award received for 2008 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR) paper
  • Inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines (December 2008, through University of North Florida Chapter)


  • Member of Association of Information Systems (AIS), since 2003.
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), since 2005.
  • Member of Association of Information Technology Professionals, since 2008.
  • Member of Education Special Interest Group of Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), since 2008.
  • Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), since 2010.
  • Member of IEEE Computer Society, since 2011

Grants and Contracts Awarded

  • Miller, B. (PI-US Team, GSU), Umapathy, K. (Co-PI, UNF), Xiao, Lu (PI-Canada Team, UWO, Canada), Pullman, G. (Co-PI, GSU), and Karmakar, S. (Co-PI, GSU). 2011. Digging into Human Rights Violations: Anaphora Resolution and Emergent Witnesses. 2012 Digging into Data Challenge. Total awarded amount: $235,000. US Team is funded by National Science Foundation #1209172. US Team Award: $175,000 (UNF sub-award: $36, 883). Canadian Team is funded by SSHRC. Canadian Team Award: $ 60,000.
  • Umapathy, K. (PI), Chuan, Ching-Hua (PI). 2011. A Pilot for School of Computing TLO Internship Program. 2012 UNF Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO) Award. Awarded amount: $10,000 (Requested amount: $12,000).

Publications & Presentations

  1. Potti, P.K., Ahuja, S., Umapathy, K., and Prodanoff, Z (2012). Comparing Performance of Web Service Interaction Styles: SOAP vs. REST. Proceedings of the Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Won Conference Best Paper Award.
  2. Karthikeyan, Umapathy, Sandeep Purao, John W. Bagby. Empirical analysis of anticipatory standardization processes: a case study. In Information Systems e-Business Management, 10 (3): 325-350, July 2012.
  3. Albert D. Ritzhaupt, Karthikeyan Umapathy, Lisa Jamba. (2012). A Study on Services Motivating Computing Professional Association Membership. International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP), vol 3 (1), pp.: 54 – 70.
  4. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao. Systems Integration and Web Services. In Computer, 43 (11): November 2010.
  5. Karthikeyan Umapathy, F. Layne Wallace. Role of Web Server in Capstone Course. In Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON), 8 (62): July 2010.
  6. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Lisa Jamba, Albert D. Ritzhaupt. Factors that Persuade and Deter Membership in Professional Computing Associations. In Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (JISAR), 3 (14): June 2010.
  7. Arturo J. Sanchez-Ruiz, Karthikeyan Umapathy, Patrick J. Hayes. Toward Generic, Immersive, and Collaborative Solutions to the Data Interoperability Problem which Target End-Users. In Journal of Computing Science and Engineering (JCSE), 3 (2): June 2009.
  8. Albert D. Ritzhaupt, Karthikeyan Umapathy, Lisa Jamba. Computing Professional Association Membership: An Exploration of Membership Needs and Motivations. In Journal of Information Systems Applied Research (JISAR), 1 (4): December 2008.
  9. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao, Russell R. Barton. Designing Enterprise Integration Solutions - Effectively. In European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), 17 (5): 518-528, October 2008.
  10. Karthikeyan Umapathy, Sandeep Purao. A Theoretical Investigation of the Emerging Standards for Web Services. In Information Systems Frontiers (ISF), 9 (1): 119-134, March 2007.
  11. Timothy Simpson, Karthikeyan Umapathy, Jyotirmaya Nanda, Sachin Halbe, Barry Hodge. Development of a Framework for Web-Based Product Platform Customization. In Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 3 (2): 119-129, March 2003.

Contact Information

Building 15, Room 3214

(904) 620-1329


Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 3 PM, or by appointment