V.T. Raja

Senior Instructor I
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Austin Hall 480

2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
Ph.D. Business Administration
M.S. Mathematics
B.S. Mathematics

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
College of Business
Research/Career Interests: 

V.T. Raja is an Instructor of Business Information Systems at the College of Business.  His current research interests include the areas of virtual collaboration and legal aspects of cloud computing. 

Professional Activities

Reviewer, Book Chapters

  • Business Information Systems (Baltzan and Phillips), 2011
  • The Handbook of Technology Management (Ed. Bidgoli), 2008

Reviewer, Ad-hoc, Journal Articles – one or more reviews per listed journal

  • Journal of Heuristics, 2007-2008
  • Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (CACM), 2003-2004
  • International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 2002-2003
  • European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), 2000-2002

Conference Track Chair, and/or Discussant - One or more tracks/sessions per conference

  • Association for Information Systems – Special Interest Group on Education: International Academy of Information Management (AIS-SIGED:IAIM), 2009
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), 1999-2001
  • Inst. for Operations Research and the Mgt. Sciences (INFORMS), 1998-1999
  • Midwest Business Administration Association Conference, 1997-1998

Reviewer, Conference Papers (in addition to the conferences listed previously)

  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2009

Sponsored Research:

Raja, V. Two In-kind Educational Grants. Amazon Web Services, 2010-2011
Using cloud services to teach computer networking. $4500 each.

Reitsma, R., Mathew, P., Raja, V., Grant. College of Business, OSU, 2005 – 2009
ISACA Curriculum Certification Initiative. $250,000.      

Larson, E., Raja, V., Grant. College of Business, OSU, 2005 - 2009
Virtual Project Management and Virtual Collaboration Initiative. $250,000.

Newcomb Research Grant, College of Business, OSU, 2000 and 2001

Research Travel Grant, Western Illinois University, 1997

Graduate Research Award and Travel Grants - Spring 1995, Spring 1994, and Fall 1994 at Washington State University.

Courses Taught: 
  • BA 302: Business Process Management
  • BA 370: Business Information Systems Overview
  • BA 471: Management Information Systems
  • BA 479: Business Telecommunications and Networking
  • BA 483: IT, Business Strategy & E-Commerce
  • BA 572: Advanced Information Systems
Beyond OSU
Education: 

Ph.D.  Business Administration          
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
August 1998
Major: Management Information Systems
Minor: Operations Research/Computer Science
Dissertation: Optimal Design of Local Access Networks 
  
M.S.  Mathematics                           
Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
June 1989
Thesis: Graph Algorithms and their Implementation 
  
B.S.  Mathematics                           
Loyola College, Chennai, India
June 1986

Employment: 

September 2003 - present
Instructor, College of Business
Business Information Systems
Oregon State University, Corvallis

September 1998 – September 2003
Assistant Professor, College of Business
Accounting, Finance, and Information Management 
Oregon State University, Corvallis 
  
August 1996 - August 1998
Assistant Professor, College of Business and Technology
Information Management and Decision Sciences, 
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois 
  
August 1994 - July 1996
Research Assistant
Office of Grants and Research Development
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 
  
August 1990 - July 1994
Teaching Assistant
Department of Management & Systems
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Professional Affiliations: 
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS), 2009-2010
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), 1996-2002
  • Inst. for Operations Research and the Mgt. Sciences (INFORMS), 1997-2001
  • Midwest Business Administration Association, 1996-1998
Honors and Awards: 

Teaching Awards

Betty and Forrest Simmons Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
College of Business, Oregon State University, June 2010

Faces of OSU - Brilliance in the Classroom Recognition
University Advancement Office Campaign for Exceptional Teachers, Oregon State University, February 2006

Byron Newton Excellence in Teaching Award
College of Business, Oregon State University, June 2005

Students in Information Management (SIM) Teaching Award
College of Business, Oregon State University, June 2005

Top Professor Award
Mortar Board Honor Society, Oregon State University, May 2000

Outstanding Teacher Award
College of Business and Technology, Western Illinois University, Spring 1998

Service Awards

Exceptional Dedication to OSU MIS Students Award
Students of Information Management (SIM) Club, Oregon State University, June 2009

Newcomb Fellow for Contributions to Strategic Initiatives
College of Business, Oregon State University, June 2005

Teaching and Service Awards

Newcomb Associate Awards
College of Business, Oregon State University, 2007-2011

Research Awards

First Place Finish in the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the Graduate and Professional Student Research Exposition
Certificate of Excellence in Research and Cash Award, Washington State University, 1995

Service: 

My key contributions include the implementation of two strategic initiatives at the College of Business (COB), Oregon State University.

  • In collaboration with BIS and Accounting faculty, I prepared an application to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) to certify the OSU BIS and Accounting curriculum. As of 2009, OSU was one of only eight institutions in the country and one of only 18 in the world to acquire the ISACA certification.
  • In collaboration with Professor Erik Larson, Management faculty at OSU, I developed virtual collaboration projects between OSU students and students at other institutions. This involved establishing partnerships with faculty members at top institutions in India and at Western Washington University. I recommended and implemented virtual collaboration tools for use in COB courses, developed training modules, assisted with a seminar series on Virtual Project Management, and presented workshops on virtual team education.

Other service activities include:

  • Undergraduate Program Committee (2007-present)
  • Peer Review of Teaching Committee (2004-2005, 2010-2011)
  • Faculty Senate, Oregon State University (2000-2002, 2007-2008)
  • Profession Ready Business Graduates Task Force (2006)
  • Faculty Advisor, Students in Information Management (SIM) Club (2004-2009)
  • BIS Faculty Search Committees (2001-2005)
  • Affirmative Action Committee, Oregon State University (2000-Present)
  • Co-Faculty Advisor: Management Information Systems Association, WIU (1997)
  • Council on Admissions, Graduation, and Academic Standards, WIU (1997)
  • Awards Committee, IMDS Department, WIU (1998)
  • Assessment Subcommittee, IMDS Department, WIU (1998)
My Publications

Journal Articles


B. Han and Raja, V. T., A GRASP Heuristic for Solving an Extended Capacitated Concentrator Location Problem, International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 597-618, 2003.

Conference Papers


N. King and Raja, V. T., Protecting the Privacy and Security of Sensitive Customer Data in the Cloud, in Law Across Nations, Governance, Policy & Statutes, Nicosia, Cyprus, IAITL, United Kingdom, 2011.

D. Bajwa, Tyran, C., Raja, V. T., and Tyran, K., The Impact of Relational and Task-Oriented Leaders on Virtual Team Performance, in Group Decisions and Negotiations - Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, 2010.

C. Tyran, Bajwa, D., Raja, V. T., and Tyran, K., Using a Function-Centric Approach to Investigate the Adoption and Use of IT in Virtual Teams, in International Conference on Group Decisions and Negotiations (GDN) and Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2009, no. July 2009, pp. 161-163.

B. Han and Raja, V. T., A Neural-Net Gaussian Machine for Optimal Local Access Network Design, in Association for Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems Proceedings, 1998.

V. T. Raja and Han, B., Optimal Telecommunication Facility Planning Under Uncertainty, in Proceedings of Association for Information Systems, Americas Conference on Information Systems Proceedings, 1995.

Presentations


V. T. Raja, Untitled, Management Information Systems (MIS) Symposium. La Jolla, California, 2009.

V. T. Raja, A Lagrangian Heuristic for Network Design, College of Business Research Seminar Series. Corvallis, OR, 2001.

V. T. Raja and Han, B., Using GRASP to solve the Capacitated Concentrator Location Problem, Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting. Orlando, Florida, 2000.

V. T. Raja and Han, B., The State of the Art of Network Design and Management, Decision Sciences Institute National Meeting. New Orleans, 1999.

V. T. Raja and Han, B., A Neural-Net Gaussian Machine for Optimal Local Access Network Design, Association for Information Systems, Americas Conference. Baltimore, Maryland, 1998.

V. T. Raja and Kumar, A., Student Perceptions of Electronic Classrooms, Midwest Business Administration Conference. Chicago, Illinois, 1998.

V. T. Raja and Han, B., Some Design and Planning Issues for Local Access Networks, 14th Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications of Mathematical Programming. Taiwan, 1997.

V. T. Raja and Han, B., Optimal Telecommunication Facility Planning Under Uncertainty, Americas Conference on Information Systems. Pittsburgh, PA, 1995.

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