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Karthikeyan Umapathy is currently working as an Associate Professor at the School of Computing, University of North Florida (UNF). He received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a Florida Campus Compact STEM Fellow, Florida Campus Compact STEM Certified Scholar, IEEE Senior Member, and UNF Community Scholar. He uses service learning as a means to help students understand that it takes more than technical expertise to be a good professional and excel in the job. He provides real-world software development experience for students by identifying collaborative projects from Non-Profit and Small-business organizations. His research interests are designing and developing complex information systems, analyzing web service standards, and investigating IT standardization processes.

Long Bio (250 words)

Karthikeyan Umapathy is currently working as Associate Professor at the School of Computing, University of North Florida (UNF). He received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a Florida Campus Compact STEM Fellow, Florida Campus Compact STEM Certified Scholar, IEEE Senior Member, and UNF Community Scholar. He uses service learning as a means to help students understand that it takes more than technical expertise to be a good professional and excel in the job. His primary research interests are system interoperability, web services, patterns, design and development of complex software and integrated systems, IT for Nonprofits, and IT standardization. His research works are published in various journals such as IEEE Computer, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, Information Systems e-Business Management, 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 is an executive editor for Information Systems Frontiers journal. He served as publicity chair for 2009, 2010, and 2011 Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology conference. He won best conference paper award at the 2012 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research. He was recognized as 2012 “Movers and Shakers” of Northeast Florida for his contributions to entrepreneurial community. He served as a mentor for Jacksonville Startup Weekend (2015, 2016). He is a board member of the St. Johns County School District IT Advisory Council. He chairs Teacher Transformation and Training subcommittee.

Teaching Bio (175 words)

Karthikeyan Umapathy is currently working as Associate Professor at the School of Computing, University of North Florida (UNF). He received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching interests center on analyzing, designing, and developing information systems. He is a Florida Campus Compact STEM Fellow, Florida Campus Compact STEM Certified Scholar, IEEE Senior Member, and UNF Community Scholar. He is a board member of the St. Johns County School District IT Advisory Council. He chairs Teacher Transformation and Training subcommittee.

He uses service learning in the senior project capstone course. Senior project is a two-semester sequence course. Students learn about software development methodologies and develop full-fledged software product. He uses service learning as a means to help students understand that it takes more than technical expertise to be a good professional and excel in the job. He works in collaboration with Non-Profit and Small-business organizations in the Northeast Florida region to provide real-world software development experience for students. For more information, please visit senior project course page.

Research Bio (270 words)

Karthikeyan Umapathy is currently working as Associate Professor at the School of Computing, University of North Florida (UNF). He received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. His research work span the entire spectrum of the Web from user behavioral aspects to designing applications as well as standards that forms the backbone of the Web. Specially, his research interests are system interoperability, human rights datasets, web services, design patterns, design and development of complex software systems, website quality and user experience, active analytics, IT for Nonprofits, IT standardization, and collaborative web search. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles. His research works are published in various journals including IEEE Computer, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, Information Systems e-Business Management, and Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. He serves as an editorial board member for Information Systems Education Journal and Journal of Information Systems Applied Research. He is an executive editor for Information Systems Frontiers journal. He served as publicity chair for 2009, 2010, and 2011 Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology conference. He received NSF award in 2012 for researching human rights dataset. He won best conference paper award at the 2012 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research. He is a Florida Campus Compact STEM Fellow, Florida Campus Compact STEM Certified Scholar, and UNF Community Scholar. He works with Nonprofits and Small-business organizations to create real world software development projects for his students as a part of the service learning capstone course. He is a board member of St. Johns County School District IT Advisory Council.

Consulting Bio (190 words)

Karthikeyan Umapathy provides freelance 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 and business planning, lean development, minimum viable product development, and product testing. He is currently working as Associate Professor at the School of Computing, University of North Florida (UNF). He received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. He works with nonprofit and small business organizations to create real world software development projects for his students as a part of the service learning capstone course. His primary research interests are designing and developing complex software systems, active analytics, analyzing efficiency and effectiveness of web service standards, website quality and user experience, collaborative technologies, and investigating processes used for developing IT standards. He is an executive editor for Information Systems Frontiers journal. He was recognized as 2012 “Movers and Shakers” of Northeast Florida for his contributions to entrepreneurial community. He served as a mentor for Jacksonville Startup Weekend (2015, 2016). He is a board member of St. Johns County School District IT Advisory Council.