Professor Vijay Gurbaxani Receives 2022 INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award

September 27, 2022 • By The UCI Paul Merage School of Business

UCI Paul Merage School of Business Professor Vijay Gurbaxani was named a Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS). The award aims to recognize individuals who have made outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.

“We congratulate Professor Gurbaxani on this well-deserved recognition in his field,” said UCI Paul Merage School of Business Dean Ian Williamson.

The Selection Committee was impressed by Professor Gurbaxani’s scholarship and the contributions he has made to the INFORMS ISS community. Professor Gurbaxani is a highly cited scholar who has made significant contributions to the understanding of the economic value of firm-level investments in IT and to the area of IT sourcing strategy. He has served as an editor of the field's premier journals, including serving as the first Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly in the area of information technology economics. He is an accomplished teacher and has stewarded the field by mentoring many doctoral students and junior faculty.

Professor Gurbaxani is the Taco Bell Endowed Chair in Information Technology Management, Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science and Director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. His research and teaching interests are at the intersection of business strategy and digital technologies. His approach is distinctive in its use of economic principles as the lens with which to analyze strategic management questions. He is widely recognized for his expertise in digital transformation, advising companies and lecturing worldwide on the topic.

"I couldn't be more delighted to see Vijay receive our academic society's recognition of his outstanding achievements,” said UCI Merage School Associate Professor Mingdi Xin. “His intellectual curiosity, his pursuit of excellence, and his drive to make a difference is a constant inspiration to us. We can always rely on Vijay for his unwavering support and mentorship."

Continuing a tradition of ISS, Professor Gurbaxani will be recognized during a luncheon on October 16, 2022.


About the ISS

The INFORMS Information Systems Society seeks to foster, promote, and disseminate research on the use and impact of information technology in organizations. It provides a forum for researchers and practitioners in information systems to interact and further their interests in the area. One of the goals of the society is to encourage interdisciplinary research by leveraging connections between other societies and colleges within the INFORMS environment.


History of the ISS

The history of ISS goes back to 1961, when it was started as "The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS) Business Computer and Data Systems." In 1974, still part of TIMS, it became the "College on Information Systems (CIS)." INFORMS was formed from the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) and TIMS in 1995. At that point, the CIS became an INFORMS subdivision. CIS was approved by the INFORMS Board to become a society in late 1998.