Professor of Information Systems
Smeal College of Business
420 Business Bldg.
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802.
Phone: (814) 863-0034
Fax: (814) 863-7067
Email: FirstName AT psu DOT edu
Akhil Kumar joined the Smeal faculty at Penn State in June 2002. He received his Ph.D. from Berkeley and has previously been on the faculties at Cornell University and University of Colorado. He also spent a sabbatical year as a scientist at Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ. He has published more than 100 papers in academic journals and international conferences. He was coauthor of a paper which received the best paper award at the INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology in November 2001.
Akhil currently serves as an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. He is also on the editorial board of Information and Technology Management Journal. He has previously been an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, INFORMS Journal on Computing and Information Systems Research. He is a co-program-chair of BPM 2017 Conference. He also served as a co-program chair of CoopIS'11 and as a co-chair of Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'07). He has been a principal investigator for National Science Foundation, and also received support from IBM, Sun Microsystems and other organizations for his work. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM.
His current research interests are in Health IT, Healthcare forums, BPM and workflow systems, service composition, process mining and business analytics.
Akhil has taught various courses at Penn State.
MIS479W: Enterprise Resource Planning
SCIS505: Information Technology Research Seminar
MIS431: Database Systems
MIS434: Internet Technologies
MIS436: Business Data Communications
BA523: Introduction to Information Technologies
MIS597: PhD seminar course
Hobbies: Badminton, tennis, yoga, hiking and bicycling.
Misc: BPM 2017 Conference, Barcelona, September 10-15, 2017.