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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.


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 2018 FL-DSSG 12-week Internship program ran from June 4th to August 24th. You can find information about the interns and completed project at the above 2018 program link. For the 2019 FL-DSSG program, we are looking for data science projects from nonprofit and public sector 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

Registration (free) for Fall 2018 Computing Symposium is now open.

Symposium Registration  

Fall 2018 Symposium Page  
2018 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)

Conference date: August 16 - 18, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA.

AMCIS Conference  
2018 International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS)

Conference dates: December 13 - 16, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA.

ICIS 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  

Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 PM to 3 PM or By Appointment Only

Spring 2019 Courses

CIS 4328 - IS Senior Project II

CEN 6036 - Web Engineering


Latest News

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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March 25, 2017

2017 SAIS Conference Paper Presentation

Presented a position paper titled "Data Analytics as a Conduit for Progressing Information Systems Research in Nonprofit Organizations" at the 2017 Southern Association on Information Systems (SAIS), St. Simons Island, GA USA.

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March 9, 2017

2017 ACM SIGCSE Presentation

Presented ACM Transactions on Education article titled "A Meta-Analysis of Pair-Programming in Computer Programming Courses: Implications for Educational Practice" at the 2017 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium, Seattle, WA, USA.

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