Teaching Professor and Faculty Director, Information Systems Program in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
5000 Forbes Avenue
I am the faculty director for the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Information Systems undergraduate degree program for the Pittsburgh and Doha, Qatar, campuses. I regularly teach "Concepts in Information Systems" (freshman introductory course) and the junior and senior project courses.
My professional interests include software development methods, global project management, intelligent decision support systems, global IS education, IT for development, and IT and Sustainability. My teaching combines these interests through special projects, course design and outreach activities. I am particularly interested in novel applications of Information Systems and Information Technology in emerging problem domains of wide interest and societal impact, like sustainability and development.
During Spring Semester, 2013, I am co-teaching (with Professor Raja Sooriamurthi) a new course entitled 'Big Data and Sustainability', applying data analytics to complex decision problems in energy, carbon emissions and climate.
I am a member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for Information Systems.
Selected recent professional presentations:
Quesenberry, Jeria, Randy Weinberg, Larry Heimann. "Experiences in Service-Learning Pedagogy: Lessons for Recruitment and Retention of Under Represented Groups" - Poster Presentation Proceedings of the 2012 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research, Milwaukee, WI, USA, June, 2012, ACM Press: New York.
Weinberg, Randy. "Visualizing Development Trajectories" - International Conference on Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa. Pittsburgh PA. March, 2012.
Limam Mansar, Selma, Benjamin Gan Kok Siew, and Randy Weinberg. "Getting to Global Yes! Designing a Distributed Student Collaboration" ICEIS 2011 – Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. Volume 3, pp 229-234, Beijing, China, June 2011.
Weinberg, Randy and Jeria Quesenberry. "Introducing the Footprint in Information Systems Education" Footprint Forum 2010, Siena Italy, June, 2010.Gan, Benjamin Kok Siew, Randy Weinberg and Selma Limam Mansar. "Global Project Management: Pedagogy for Distributed Teams" Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 - 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology, Penang Malaysia, May, 2010.