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Biography

Ajay Vinze is a Emeritus Professor and the former Earl and Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor of Business with W. P. Carey School of Business and associate dean of international programs with ASU's Graduate College. In 2017, he joined the University of Missouri as dean of the Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business after nearly 20 years in elevating academic and administrative roles at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Prior to joining ASU, he was with the Lowry Mays School of Business with Texas A&M University (1988-1998). 

Professor Vinze's areas of interest range from strategic applications and implications of information and communication, with focus on Latin America, East Europe/Balkans and South/Southeast Asia, to sustainability and water policy, collaborative decision making, and IT and public health, most particularly in disaster preparedness and response.

He has consulted on numerous projects, such as the H1N1 Vaccine Distribution Project with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (2009-2010); managing demand surges in information supply chains with the IBM Corporation (2005-2008) and with the Super bowl Public Health and Healthcare Workgroup for Superbowl XLII in Glendale (2007-2008).

Education
  • Ph.D. University of Arizona 1988
  • M.B.A. University of Connecticut-Storrs 1984
  • B.Comm (Honors), University of Delhi, India 1980
Research Interests

Professor Vinze's areas of interest range from strategic applications and implications of information and communication, with focus on Latin America, East Europe/Balkans and South/Southeast Asia, to sustainability and water policy, collaborative decision making, and IT and public health, most particularly in disaster preparedness and response.

Current Projects

  • Irfan E. Kanat, Paul Steinbart and Ajay Vinze “BitCoin: Fad or Disruptive Innovation”;
  • Gunwoon Lee, Benjamin Shao and Ajay Vinze “The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Transition Economies”;
  • Erik Johnston, Rashmi Krishnamurthy and Ajay Vinze “Collaborative Decision Making for Sustainable Outcomes: A focus on Water Issues”
Publications

Representative Publications

  • Arora, H., Raghu, T.S. and Vinze, A. “Decision Support for Containing Pandemic Propagation,” ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Vol 2(4), December 2011.
  • Arora, H. and Raghu, T.S and Vinze, A. “Resource allocation for demand surge mitigation during disaster response,” Decision Support Systems: The International Journal, Vol 50(1), December 2010, pp. 304-315
  • Sen, S., Raghu, T. S., and Vinze, A., "Demand Heterogeneity in IT Infrastructure Services: Modeling and Evaluation of a Dynamic Approach to Defining Service Level Agreements," Information Systems Research, Volume 20 (2), June 2009, pp. 258-276.
  • Furukawa, M., Raghu, T. S., Spaulding, T., Vinze, A., "Adoption of Health Information Technology for Medication Safety in U.S. Hospitals," Health Affairs, May/June 2008; 27(3): 865-875.
  • Lynda M. Applegate, Ajay Vinze, T. S. Raghu and Minu Ipe “Transforming Arizona’s Healthcare System: Developing and Implementing the Health-e Connection Roadmap” (with) Harvard Business School Publishing Case Study #N9808-072. December 2007
Research Activity
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 591Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
MGT 594Conference and Workshop
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 591Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 594Conference and Workshop
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 591Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 594Conference and Workshop
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 591Seminar
MGT 594Conference and Workshop
Honors / Awards
Service

Professional Leadership

  • Keynote speaker - Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Riga, Latvia (2011)
  • Keynote speaker - International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces (ITI), Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia (2011)
  • Keynote speaker– Doctoral Consortium, Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración, Cartagena, Columbia (2010)
  • Co-Chair, Americas Conference on Information Systems (2010)
  • Guest editor (with Raghu Santanam) The International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2007)
  • Guest editor (with Sal March and Raghu Santanam) JAIS (2007)
  • Member Executive Leadership Team to define the Roadmap for Health-e connection per the Governor’s Executive Order (2005-25) - State of Arizona (2005-06)

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership

  • Disease Burden of Communicable Diseases – Impact for Maricopa County and Arizona (2011)
  • Arizona Health Information Privacy Project Leader (2007)
  • Autonomic computing – IBM (2005-06)
  • Knowledge Management Guide for US Army – ISEC (2004)
  • FA/FI – Intel (2004)