Dr. Vijay Mookerjee
Professor of Information Systems
Charles and Nancy Davidson Chair in Information Systems
Mookerjee knew as a child that he wanted to be a teacher. His mother, father, uncles, aunts and grandparents have been teachers. After he earned his bachelor of engineering from Nagpur University in India, he worked for a software company in the early 1980s and his interest in information technology and its possibilities grew.
His research interests include social networks, managerial issues in information security, optimal software development methodologies, storage and cache management, content delivery systems, and the economic design of expert systems and machine learning systems.
In 2011, his research on how companies can improve the online forum experience for customers won the Best Paper award at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology, which is held in conjunction with the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) national meeting. In the co-authored paper, Mookerjee, his wife, Dr. Radha Mookerjee, and another colleague created a computer program that can help companies determine when they should provide expert input to customers using online forums.
Mookerjee said he is most proud of being named a fellow of the Information Systems section of INFORMS.
He is senior editor of Information Systems Research. He serves as an associate editor of several leading journals, including Decision Support Systems, Management Science: Information Systems Department, INFORMS Journal on Computing: Telecommunications and E-Commerce Area, Information Technology and Management and Journal of Data Management.
He has published in several journals, including Information Systems, Computer Science, and Operations Research.
He has been involved with the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), serving as co-chair of the WITS workshop in Australia in 2000.
Prior to joining UT Dallas in 2001, he taught at the University of Washington, where he received the PhD Mentor of the Year award. He earned his PGDM in systems and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management. He earned his PhD in management with a major in management information systems from Purdue University.
Charles and Nancy Davidson created the chair in July 2006, and Mookerjee filled the position in September of that year. The position supports the research and scholarly activities of the chair-holder in the Naveen Jindal School of Management.
Mookerjee recently co-authored a paper titled "To Show or Not Show: Using User Profiling to Manage Internet Advertisement Campaigns," which was a finalist for the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for excellence in operations research practice presented by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
"I love this work a lot. I like research. I like teaching, so recognition is like icing on the cake. I would do the same thing with or without the recognition. This is sort of a dream job for me."