Carnegie Mellon University

Dean, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA


Ramayya Krishnan is Dean of Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College, and the W. W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. He has a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an International Research Fellow of the International Center for Electronic Commerce in Korea and a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Information Systems at Humboldt University (Germany). He is faculty chair of the university’s Masters of Information Systems Management program.

His current research projects investigate risk management in business process design and in information security, social network analysis in settings ranging from call data records to knowledge sharing communities, consumer behavior in e-business settings and the design of policies that take into account the competing needs of promoting data access and protecting privacy.

Krishnan’s current teaching interests lie at the interface of technology, business and policy aspects of internet-enabled systems. He teaches courses on e-business, telecommunications management and a capstone course – digital transformation – that integrates technology and organizations aspects of technology implementation. He is the recipient of the General Motors (GM) Technical Education Program Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award, which honors a professor for demonstrating excellence in distance learning education. He has also been the recipient twice of the Teaching Award for the Heinz College’s IT programs. He teaches in numerous executive education programs and is an expert on the use of IT to both create and capture value for organizations. He is presently the co-Department Editor for Information Systems at Management Science.