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Padmal Vitharana

Associate Professor, MIS

(315) 443-3132
Room: 506
padmal@syr.edu

PhD (MIS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

PhD (MIS), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Research Topics

  • Systems analysis and design
  • Software reuse
  • Software quality
  • Open source
  • Outsourcing
  • Information systems
  • Software development.

Professor Vitharana has taught

MIS 325: Introduction to Information Systems for Managers

MIS 435: Principles of Database Management

MIS 445: Implementing a Web-Enabled Enterprise

MIS 625: Systems Analysis and Design

MIS 635: Principles of Database Management

MIS 645: Implementing a Web-Enabled Enterprise

MIS 930: Doctoral Seminar in Management Information Systems

Professor Vitharana's research interests are in the areas of systems analysis and design, software reuse, software quality, open source, outsourcing, systems analysis and design, software reuse, and software quality.  
 

Selected Publications
  • "Strategy-Based Design of Reusable Business Components", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 34(4), 460-474, November 2004, (Jain, H., Zahedi, F. M.)
  • "Knowledge-Based Repository Scheme for Storing and Retrieving Business Components: A Theoretical Design and an Empirical Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 29( 7), 649-664, July 2003, (Zahedi, F. M., Jain, H. )
  • "Computer-Mediated Group Support, Anonymity and the Software Inspection Process: An Empirical Investigation", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 29( 2), 167-180, February 2003, (with Ramamurthy, K. )
  • "Impact of Customer Knowledge Heterogeneity on Bundling Strategy", Marketing Science, forthcoming, (with Basu, A.)
  • "Measuring Critical Factors of Software Quality in Management: Development and Validation of an Instrument", Information Resource Management Journal , vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 18-37, April 2008, (with Mone, M.)
  • "Impact of Service-Centric Computing on Business and Education", Communications of AIS, vol. 22, pp. 295-310, March 2008, (Zhao, J. L., Gaul, P., Purao, S., and Wang, H.)
  • "Special Issue on Architecture & Design for Application Agility, Information Technology and Management", , vol. 9, no. 1,, March 2008, (Edited with Jain, H.)
  • "Impact of Internal Open Source Development on Reuse: Participatory Reuse in Action", Journal of MIS, forthcoming, (with King, J. and Chapman, H. )
  • "Impact of Customer Knowledge Heterogeneity on Bundling Strategy", Marketing Science, vol. 28, no. 4, 2009, (Basu, A.)

Leadership

  • Communications of AIS Journal - Associate Editor