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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 (UNF). He is the 2018 - 2020 recipient of the FIS Distinguished Professor in Computing Award. He is a co-director of Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG). He received his Ph.D. 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 information technology (IT) standardization processes. He uses service learning to provide a 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 a 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 in mobile and web application development. He provides consulting on technology planning, business plan, lean startup methodology, product development, and market testing.

Announcements

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

The 2019 FL-DSSG Internship program was kicked off on June 3rd. The FL-DSSG Summer Internship program supports eleven interns and five community partners. Internship is a 12-week program that runs from June 3rd to August 23rd. Please read relevant materials in the below links and feel free to contact me if your interested in getting involved with FL-DSSG or learning more about the program.

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April 19, 2019 from 3PM to 6:30PM


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2019 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR)

Conference dates: November 6 to 9, 2019
Location: Cleveland, Ohio.

CONISAR Conference  
2020 ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education

Conference dates: March 11-14, 2020
Location: Portland, OR, USA.

ACM SIGCSE 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.

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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.

 Research Opportunities  


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Latest News

April 7, 2019

Won the SIG Best Paper Award at the 2019 AERA Conference


Won the SIG-Computer and Internet Application in Education Best Paper Award at the 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. The paper we presented was titled as Block-Based Versus Text-Based Programming Environments on Novice Student Learning: A Meta-Analysis Study.

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March 23, 2019

2019 SAIS Conference Paper Award


Won the Best Faculty and Student Paper Award at the 2019 Southern Association on Information Systems (SAIS). The paper we presented was titled as An Exploratory Study on the Influences of Website Quality on Actual Purchase and Moderation Effects.

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March 23, 2018

2018 SAIS Conference Paper Presentation


Presented a paper titled "Security and User Experience: A Holistic Model for CAPTCHA Usability Issues" at the 2018 Southern Association on Information Systems (SAIS), Atlanta, GA USA.

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