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Lars Mathiassen
GRA Eminent Scholar; Center for Process Innovation
E-Mail: lmathiassen@ceprin.org  


Dr. Mathiassen is Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems, and co-founder of the Center for Process Innovation. His research focuses on the use of information technology to innovate business processes across different industries. He has done several studies related to healthcare, including electronic nursing records, telestroke applications, and the use of telehealth innovations to provide medical services to minor medical incidents. Prior to coming to GSU he was professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has had visiting positions at Institute Theseus, France, Warwick Business School, UK, London School of Economics, UK, and Viktoria Institute, Sweden. He is on the editorial board of several international journals.

Andrew T. Sumner, Sc.D., Director & Associate Professor, Joe Taylor Chair in Health Administration
Email: asumner@gsu.edu

Dr. Sumner has extensive experience in health administration and health services, including strategic planning, operations management, simulation, quality improvement, health information systems, medical care organization, and managed care. Dr. Sumner has served as Chair, Administration Advisory Committee, Department of Medical Assistance (Medicaid), State of Georgia; Board of Directors and former Chair of Promina Health Plan, Inc.; and the Advisory Council of the CARE quality improvement program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

Lisette Branscomb, M.B.A., M.H.A., Senior Research Analyst

Email: lbranscomb@gsu.edu

After serving as a registered pharmacist with experience in hospital, retail and home health settings, Ms. Branscomb served on the administrative staff of Piedmont Hospital first as Manager of the Outpatient Diagnostic Center then as Director of Urgent and Ambulatory Care Services. She also served as Practice Administrator for Atlanta Family Medicine, a primary care group practice. She currently serves as Graduate Residency Coordinator as well as Research Analyst on special projects. She holds a Diplomate in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is Chair of the Program Committee for the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives


Upkar Varshney
Associate Professor
Computer Information Systems

E-Mail: uvarshney@gsu.edu


Dr. Upkar Varshney is Associate Professor of CIS at Georgia State University. His current research and teaching interests include pervasive healthcare, wireless networks, and mobile commerce. He is the co-founder of International Pervasive Health Conference and is co-chairing the conference in 2006. He has authored over 110 papers (more than 40 in journals) including some of the most widely cited papers in wireless networks and mobile commerce. He has also received grants from several funding agencies including the prestigious National Science Foundation.  His long list of teaching awards include Myron T. Greene Outstanding Teaching Award (2004), RCB College Distinguished Teaching Award (2002), and, Myron T. Greene Outstanding Teaching Award (2000). He is or has been an editor/guest editor for several major journals. (Professor Varshney speaks on ubiquitous computing...

Balasubramaniam Ramesh
Computer Information Systems
E-Mail: bramesh@gsu.edu

Dr. Ramesh’s research focuses on the development of knowledge representation and reasoning models for a variety of planning and design problems such as requirements engineering and traceability in systems development, business process redesign, and product development. His research interests include the design of computer-based systems for collaborative work, software process improvement and decision support systems. His research has appeared in several leading conferences and journals. Models and techniques developed by him have been incorporated in several leading computer-aided software engineering tools. His research has been funded by several prestigious government and industry sources.



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