Murali Venkatesh

Associate Professor
Director, Community and Information Technology Institute

mvenkate@syr.edu
210 Hinds Hall
(315) 443-4477


Ph.D., Management Information Systems (MIS)/Telecommunications (Dual Major), Graduate School of Business Administration (now the Kelley School of  Business) & Graduate School, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 1991.

Interests

Research Interests

Current Research Interests: Broadband telecommunications system planning and design (technical and management aspects); Civic networking; ICTs and socio-economic development; Power utility Smart Grids diffusion; Emerging wireless technologies for emergency response; Information technology in administrative healthcare.  

Current Grants            Co-Principal Investigator: “Adoption of Smart Grid Technologies by Electrical Utilities: Factors Influencing Organizational Innovation in a Regulated Environment” (National Science Foundation NSF SES-1231192; Jason Dedrick, PI; $333,190; 9/15/12 – 8/31/15).           

Co-Principal Investigator: “Wireless Grids Innovation Testbed (WiGIT)” funded by the National Science Foundation Partners for Innovation program (National Science Foundation NSF PFI -917973, Lee McKnight, PI; $791,006, 8/1/2009 – 7/31/2013.

Project team member: Civic Professionalism: A New Paradigm for Under- graduate Liberal Arts Education” funded by the Teagle Foundation and Imagining America ( $150,000, 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014).

Past Grants                    Xerox, Cigna, and Verizon Corps., Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent); Eniative /Kauffman Foundation and Imagining America (at Syracuse University), NY State Technology Enterprise Corp. (NYSTEC), Syracuse Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO).  

Teaching Interests

Teaching (undergraduate level): Data networks and telecommunications; Field-based projects in MIS and telecommunications/network planning and design; Topics in MIS; Ethics and governance of technical systems. 

Teaching (graduate level): Socio-technical systems planning and design (in particular data networks and telecommunications); Field-based projects in MIS and telecommunications/network planning and design; Ethics and governance of technical systems; Social implications of technology.  

Professional Interests

Positions held Chair, Technology Committee, Syracuse MetroNet (1996-2000).

Founder-Director, Community & Information Technology Institute (CITI), School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, 2000.

Member-at-Large, Syracuse MetroNet Board of Directors (2008-present).

Personal Interests

Reading South Asian fiction and non-fiction on technology in society, watching European and Japanese cinema, and travel

Teaching History

SemesterNumberSectionTitleSyllabus
Spring 2015IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2015IST400M002Technology as a Public Good
Fall 2014IST466M001Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Fall 2014IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2014IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2014IST400M002Technology as a Public Good
Fall 2013IST466M001Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Fall 2013IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Fall 2013IST101M006Freshman Forum
Spring 2013IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2013IST400M002Technology as a Public Good
Spring 2013IST600M005Technology as a Public Good
Fall 2012IST466M001Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Fall 2012IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2012IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2012IST400M002Technology as a Public Good
Spring 2012IST600M005Technology as a Public Good
Fall 2011IST466M001Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Fall 2011IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2011IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2011IST400M002Technology as a Public Good
Spring 2011IST600M005Technology as a Public Good
Fall 2010IST466M001Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Fall 2010IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2010IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2010IST400M002Technology as a Public Good
Spring 2010IST600M005Technology as a Public Good
Spring 2009IST335M002Intro/Info Based Organizations
Spring 2009IST466M002Prof Issues/Info Mgmt & Tech
Spring 2009IST500M006Technology as Public Good
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