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Indiana University Bloomington

Operations & Decision Technologies

ODT Widget Faculty

"The faculty at Kelley are amazing to work with. The Academy students are really engaged and are very impressive."
Casey Wayson,
Recruiter, Eaton Corp.

Ramesh Venkataraman

Contact Information

(812) 856-7852
venkat [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Chair of the Undergraduate Program
  • Professor of Information Systems
  • Lawrence D. Glaubinger Professor of Business Administration


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Business Administration, University of Arizona, 1995
  • MS, Computer Science, University of Iowa, 1993
  • BE, Computer Science, Birla Institute of Technology, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2014 - present
  • Associate Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 2003–2014
  • Assistant Professor, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, 1997–2003
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland (UMBC), 1995–1997
  • Instructor, Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland (UMBC), 1994–1995
  • Software Engineer, Brilliant Tutorials, Bangalore, India, 1987–1988

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • ITIL v2 Manager's Certificate, 2010
  • IT Service Management Forum (itSMF) USA, Industry Knowledge Contribution Award, 2007
  • SBC Fellowship 2004
  • Innovative Teaching Award 2003–2004
  • MSIS Teaching Excellence Award 2003
  • MSIS Teaching Excellence Award 2002
  • Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA) 2000
  • CIS Club President’s Pick Award, 2000
  • 1997 to 2003 Dean’s Teaching Citations (7)
  • Best Paper Nomination. 1995 Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-28)
  • Selected for the 1993 Doctoral Student Consortium of the Decision Sciences Institute
  • Summer Research (Dissertation) Support Fund, University of Arizona, 1992

Professional Interests

Data Modeling, Heterogeneous Databases, Virtual Teams and Groupware, Usability in Mobile Systems, Software Engineering, Database Design

Selected Publications

  • Sengupta, A. and V. Ramesh (2011), “DocBase-Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Document Database for XML,” Journal of Database Management, Vol. 22, No. 4, December, pp. 30-56.

  • Hoffer, J., V. Ramesh, and H. Topi (2010), Modern Database Management (10th Edition), Pearson-Prentice Hall. 

  • Conger, S., Ramesh Venkataraman, Alex Hernandez, and Jack Probst (2009), "Market Potential for ITSM Graduates: A Survey", Informations Systems Management, Vol. 26, No. 2, March, pp. 176-181. Read Abstract ››

  • Sengupta, A and V. Ramesh (2009), "Designing Document SQL (DSQL)- an Accessible Yet Comprehensive Ad-hoc Querying Frontend for XQuery," Journal of Database Management, Vol. 20, No. 4, October, pp. 26-53.  Read Abstract ››

  • Glass, R. L., I. Vessey, and V. Ramesh (2009), "RESRES: The story behind the paper ‘Research in software engineering: An analysis of the literature,” Information & Software Technology, Vol. 51, pp. 68-70. Read Abstract ››

  • Khatri, Vijay, Iris Vessey, Sudha Ram, and V. Ramesh (2006), “Cognitive Fit between Conceptual Models and Internal Problem Representations: The Case of Geospatio-Temporal Conceptual Schema Comprehension,” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, June, pp. 109-127. Read Abstract ››

  • Massey, Anne, V. Ramesh, and Vijay Khatri (2006), “Design, Development and Assessment of Mobile Applications: The Case for Problem-Based Learning,” IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 49, No. 2, May, pp. 183-192. Read Abstract ››

  • Khatri, V., V. Ramesh, I. Vessey, P. Clay and S. J. Park (2006), “Understanding Conceptual Schemas: Exploring the Role of Application and IS Domain Knowledge,” Information Systems Research, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 81-99. Read Abstract ››

  • Venkatesh, V. and R. Venkataraman (2006), “Web and Wireless Site Usability: Understanding Differences and
    Modeling Use,” MIS Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 181-206. Read Abstract ››