Sunil Wattal is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Irvin Gross Senior Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Dr. Wattal’s expertise focuses on social computing and innovation in technology industries, as well as applying advanced econometric models and integrating multiple data sources to quantify the value of social media and crowd-funded marketplaces. His work has been published in top academic journals such as Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, and in international conference proceedings. He has also received Best Paper Awards at ICIS and CIST, and nominations for Best Paper Award at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), and a Meritorious Reviewer Award from Management Science. He has served as an Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research and an Associate Editor for the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). His work has been supported by grants from NSF, Kauffman Foundation, CIBER, and CIGREF.
Dr. Wattal has worked as a design engineer, business development executive, and analyst. Most recently, he worked as a senior analyst to analyze sales and pricing data in the healthcare industry. His teaching interests include data analytics, information tecnology management, and internet enabled supply chains. He holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (India), an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (India), an MS (Industrial Administration) from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.