Center Director

Dr. Ashish Gupta
Ashish Gupta, Ph.D.Directory, Big Data and Analytics Research Center
Associate Professor of Analytics & IS

College of Business
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
(O) 423-425-4156
(F) 423-425-4158




Ashish Gupta is Founding Director of Analytics Research Center and an Associate Professor of Analytics & IS in the College of Business at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. This center has been seed funded and will have a strong focus on solving high impact Healthcare, smart grid and other analytics oriented problems that are of value to the Chattanooga region. He is recently a recipient of the national faculty scholarship from Teradata. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor (tenured) in the School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He earned his PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has been a Visiting Research Scientist at Mayo Clinic Rochester and Visiting Associate Professor in Biomedical Informatics department at Arizona State University. He serves as one of the external collaborators with Critical Care Informatics lab at Mayo Clinic Rochester.

Dr. Gupta’s research interests are in the areas of data analytics, smart grid, critical care, EMR, patient portals, telemedicine, workflow and process modeling, simulation, healthcare delivery and outcomes, system design, cognitive decision making in healthcare, epidemiology, information overload, and multitasking. His recent articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of Biomedical Informatics, IEEE Transactions, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, and Communications of the Association for Information Systems.

Professor Gupta’s research has been supported by many agencies and has received numerous awards. He serves on PCORI (Patient-centered Outcome Research Institute) grant reviewer panel and NSF Smart Health initiative. He has co-chaired conferences such as Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS 2010), Symposium on Healthcare & Analytics in Research & Practice (SHARP 1.0, 2.0), EOMAS 2011 (London), EOMAS 2013 (Valencia, Spain) and organized various tracks and mini-tracks at DSI (2014), AMCIS, HICSS, and INFORMS. He initiated the SHARP conference in year 2010. UTC College of Business is hosting the SHARP 2014 Conference in Chattanooga in Oct 15-17, 2014. He serves on the editorial boards of journals such as JMWAIS (Associate Editor), IJDSST and IJITSA, and guest edited special issues of journals such as Decision Support Systems (healthcare Analytics), Annals of IS (Advances in Healthcare Delivery & Informatics). Dr. Gupta has served on the executive board and as President for MWAIS.  He is also on the advisory board of AIS SIGMAS (modeling and simulation).