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Sid Bhattacharyya

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  • Professor of Information and Decision Sciences
  • Department Head of Information and Decision Sciences

Office: 2408 UH
Phone: (312) 996-8794
 

Education

  • PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, August, 1993. Decision and Information Sciences, College of Business Administration.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India, 1986. Electronics and Communications Engineering

Experience

  • Professor, Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014 - .
  • Interim Head, Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, July, 2012 -
  • Faculty Director of Undergraduate Programs, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2009-2011
  • Associate Professor, Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003-present
  • Assistant Professor, Information and Decision Sciences Department, College of Business and Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago, August, 1997 - 2002.
  • Visiting Researcher, Olsen and Associates, Research Institute for Applied Economics, Zurich, Switzerland, Summer 1996, 1997.
  • Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, Department of Management, College of Business and Administration, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1993-1997
  • Graduate Assistant in the Decision and Information Sciences Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, 1989-1993
  • Customer Engineer (computer systems customer support) with ORG Systems, Baroda, India, 1986-1989.

Classes Taught

  • Business data mining (IDS 572,  IDS 472)
  • Capstone Projects (IDS 507)

Research & Publications

Research Interests
  • Business analytics, data mining, business intelligence
  • Social computing, e-business, information management
  • Computational modeling, agent-based models, complexity
  • Evolutionary computation, Machine learning, Intelligent decision support

 

Publications
  • Zhang, K., S. Bhattacharyya, S. Ram , "Empirical analysis of implicit brand networks on social media", Proc 25th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social media (HT-14), Sept 2014.
  • Bhattacharyya, S., "Confidence in Predictions from Random Tree Ensembles", Knowledge and Information Systems (invited issue, selected papers from IEEE International Conference on Data Mining), vol. 35, no. 2, 391-410, 2013.
  • Alfaro,I., S. Bhattacharyya, M.B. Watson-Manheim." Organizational Adoption of Social Media in the USA: A Mixed Method Approach", Proc European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS-2013).
  • Alfaro, I., Bhattacharyya, S., Highlander, J., Surakshith, S.M., Watson-Manheim, M.B., "Opening the Social Media Black Box - A Feature-Based Approach," Proc European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS-2012), June, 2012.
  • Bhattacharyya, S., S. Jha, K. Tharakunnel, C. Westland, "Data Mining for Credit Card Fraud - A Comparative Study", Decision Support Systems, vol. 50, no. 3, 602-613, 2011.
  • Bhattacharyya, S. and S. Ohlsson, "How Network Structure Affects Social Creativity", Proc 3rd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (IEEE SocCom), October, 2011, MIT, Boston.
  • Bhattacharyya, S. and S. Ohlsson, "Social Creativity as a Function of Agent Cognition and Network Properties: A Computer Model", Social Networks, vol. 32, no. 4, 263-278, 2010.
  • Tharakunnel, K. and S. Bhattacharyya, "Single-Leader-Multiple-Follower Games with Boundedly Rational Agents", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 33, no. 8, 1593-1603, 2009.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Favorite MIS Professor, Liautaud Graduate School of Business, UIC. 2007, 2010, 2012
  • Favorite MBA Professor, Liautaud Graduate School of Business, UIC, 2004
  • CBA Dean's Recognition of Teaching Excellence, College of Business, UIC, 1999, 2000, 2002 to 2008
  • Grinter Graduate Fellowship, University of Florida, 1992