Murali Venkatesh

Associate Professor | Program Director, Information Management and Enterprise Data Systems | Director, Community and Information Technology Institute
323G Hinds Hall
Phone: 315.443.4477
Murali Ventakesh

Murali Venkatesh – Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Management Information Systems (MIS)/Telecommunications (Dual Major), Graduate School of Business Administration (now the Kelley School of Business) Graduate School, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 1991.


Current Research Interests:

Broadband telecommunications system planning and design Power utility Smart Grids diffusion; Emerging wireless technologies for emergency response; intelligent IVR systems; air quality sensing

Recent Grants:

Co-Principal Investigator: Adoption of Smart Grid Technologies by Electrical Utilities: Factors Influencing Organizational Innovation in a Regulated Environment (National Science Foundation NSF SES-1231192; Jason Dedrick, PI; $333,190; 9/15/12 – 8/31/15).

Co-Principal Investigator: Wireless Grids Innovation Testbed (WiGIT) funded by the National Science Foundation Partners for Innovation program (National Science Foundation NSF PFI -917973, Lee McKnight, PI; $791,006, 8/1/2009 – 7/31/2013.

Project team member: Civic Professionalism: A New Paradigm for Under-graduate Liberal Arts Education funded by the Teagle Foundation and Imagining America ( $150,000, 7/1/2012 – 6/30/2014).

Past Grants:

Xerox, Cigna, and Verizon Corps., Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent); Eniative Kauffman Foundation and Imagining America (at Syracuse University), NY State Technology Enterprise Corp. (NYSTEC), Syracuse Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO).

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Positions held: Chair, Technology Committee, Syracuse MetroNet (1996-2000). Founder-Director, Community Information Technology Institute (CITI) School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, 2000. Member-at-Large, Syracuse MetroNet Board of Directorslt (2008-present).

Teaching (undergraduate level): Data networks and telecommunications; Field-based projects in MIS and telecommunications/network planning and design; Topics in MIS; Ethics and governance of technical systems.Teaching (graduate level): Socio-technical systems planning and design (in particular data networks and telecommunications); Field-based projects in MIS and telecommunications/network planning and design; Ethics and governance of technical systems; Social implications of technology.

Reading South Asian fiction and non-fiction on technology in society, watching European and Japanese cinema, and travel