Divakaran Liginlal-Information Systems - Carnegie Mellon University

Divakaran Liginlal

Associate Teaching Professor, Information Systems Program in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

P.O. Box 24866, Doha Qatar
Phone: 412.567.0468


Divakaran Liginlal (Lal) is an Associate Teaching Professor of Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. Lal holds a B.S. in Telecommunication Engineering from CET, a M.S. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. Before joining CMU, he taught at three U.S. universities, including nine years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a recipient of the Mabel Chipman Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching and the Lawrence J. Larson Grant Award for Innovation in Curriculum Design. As a graduate student, Lal received the University of Arizona Foundation Award for meritorious teaching. His research in information security and decision support systems has been published in such journals as CACM, IEEE-TKDE, IEEE-SMC, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Security, Decision Support Systems, Fuzzy Sets & Systems, IEEE Technology & Society, Computers & Security, IJIM, and IRM Journal, . Lal's teaching and research have been supported by organizations such as Microsoft Corporation, Hewlett Packard, CISCO, Cargill, Qatar Foundation, and the ICAIR at the University of Florida.


Decision Support Systems

1. Liginlal, Divakaran, and Ow, Terence, “On Policy Capturing with Fuzzy Measures,” European Journal of Operational Research, 167(2): pp. 461-474, December 2005. 

2. Liginlal, Divakaran, Ram, Sudha, and Duckstein, Lucien, “A Fuzzy Measure-Theoretical Framework for Screening Product Innovations,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part A: Systems and Humans, Vol. 36, No. 3, May 2006 

3. Liginlal, Divakaran, and Ow, Terence, “Modeling Attitude to Risk in Human Decision Processes: An Application of Fuzzy Measures,” Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 157(23), 2006 

4. Liginlal, Divakaran, Khansa, Lara, and Chia, Stella, “News in Hand: A Case Study in Investment Options for Mobile Content Services,” International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, 6 (1):17-37, 2010

5. Khansa, Lara, and Liginlal, Divakaran. Predicting Stock Prices from Malicious Attacks: A Comparative Analysis of Vector Autoregression and Time-Delayed Neural Networks, Decision Support Systems, 51(4): pp.745-759, November, 2011. Information Security 

6. Chen, Ye, and Liginlal, Divakaran, “Bayesian Networks for Knowledge-Based Authentication,” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 695-710, May 2007. 

7. Chen, Ye, and Liginlal, Divakaran, “A maximum entropy approach to feature selection in knowledge-based authentication,” Decision Support Systems, Vol. 46, Issue 1, December 2008, pp. 388-398. 

8. Khansa, Lara, and Liginlal, Divakaran, “Valuing the Flexibility of Investing in Security Process Innovations,” European Journal of Operational Research, 192 (1), pp. 216-235, January 2009.

9. Khansa, Lara, and Liginlal, Divakaran, “Quantifying the Benefits of Investing in Information Security,” Communications of the ACM, 52(11), November 2009. 

10. Liginlal, Divakaran, and Khansa, Lara, Privacy and E-Authentication: The Dangers of Self-Disclosure in Social Networks,  Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 52, 1st Edition, 2011, 166-176.

11. Khansa, Lara, and Liginlal, Divakaran, “Whither information security? Examining the complementarities and substitutive effects among IT and information security firms,” International Journal of Information Management, (forthcoming). 

12. Khansa, Lara, and Liginlal, Divakaran, “Regulatory influence and the imperative of innovation in identity and access management,” Information Resources Management Journal (forthcoming).

Human Computer Interaction

13. Liginlal, Divakaran, Sim, Inkook, and Khansa, Lara, “How significant is human error as a cause of privacy breaches?  An empirical study and a framework for error management, Computers and Security, 28(3-4): pp. 215-228, May-June, 2009.

14. Liginlal, Divakaran, Sim, Inkook, Khansa, Lara, and Fearn, Paul, “Human error and HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance: An interpretive study using Norman’s action theory, Computers and Security, (forthcoming).

Technology Use

15. James, Tabitha, Khansa, Lara, Cook, Deborah, and Liginlal, Divakaran. Technology and U.S. Politics, IEEE Technology and Society, 30(1): 20-27, 2011