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Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ph.D. - University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT, US

Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ph.D. Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ph.D.

Professor | University of Connecticut


Sudip Bhattacharjee is an expert in information systems economics, energy informatics, digital goods, data analytics in IT and operations.


Sudip Bhattacharjee is a Professor in the School of Business, University of Connecticut. He currently serves as the Chief, Center for Big Data Research and Applications, US Census Bureau. He is Visiting Faculty at EM Lyon School of Business, France, and Indian School of Business. He was a Visiting Professor at GE Global Research Center, USA. He has previously served as the Assistant Dept. Head of Operations and Information Management, and as the Executive Director of MBA Programs, both in the School of Business, University of Connecticut.

His research interests include information systems economics, energy informatics, digital goods and markets, data analytics in IT and operations, and closed loop supply chains. His research has appeared in premier journals such as Management Science, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Journal of Business, Journal of Law and Economics, ACM Transactions, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions, and other leading peer-reviewed publications. He serves or has served as Associate Editor for Information Systems Research (for 5 years), Special Issue Editor for ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, guest AE for MIS Quarterly and Decision Sciences Journal, and in prestigious committees such as INFORMS Edelman Award, INFORMS Selects, and various conferences and workshops. He co-chaired CIST 2014 (Conference on Information Systems and Technology), Review Coordinator, WITS 2015 (Workshop on Information Technology and Systems).

He has extensive research consulting experience with Fortune 100 firms on “Big Data” driven decision making in IT and operations. He also teaches a semester-long live data analytics graduate course in partnership with private and govt. organizations.

His research has been highlighted in various media outlets such as Business Week, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Der Spiegel, Christian Science Monitor, slashdot.org, Business 2.0 Web Guide, and others.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Energy INformatics

Information Systems Economics

Economics of Digital Goods

Data Analytics in IT and Operations

Sustainable Supply Chains

Intellectual Property Rights

Education (1)

State University of New York - Buffalo: Ph.D. 1999






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Media Appearances (2)

7 Big Data Stocks Fighting Coronavirus On and Off the Charts

Markets Insider  online


Big data can play an integral role in this. By making the medical system more efficient, artificial intelligence can help governments and companies make more of the resources they already have. In addition, investments in IT can, in many cases, be more effective than other approaches. Investorplace spoke via e-mail with University of Connecticut Business Professor Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., about how tech companies are using big data amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Broadband companies, public officials set sights on super-fast internet

Stamford Advocate  online


“Gigabit is the future,” said Sudip Bhattacharjee, a professor in the University of Connecticut’s business school and chief of U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Big Data Research. “Any business that needs extremely fast internet connections will benefit. And it will be a huge asset for any cities or towns here in Connecticut...”

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Articles (5)

Economic sustainability of closed loop supply chains: A holistic model for decision and policy analysis ScienceDirect


We develop an end-to-end model of a closed-loop supply chain (CLSC), and identify the systemic decision making required for economic viability of participants in this chain. Economic viability is a key ingredient for environmentally sustainable behavior and policies, and our decision making framework includes producers, refurbishers and recyclers.

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Digital goods and markets: Emerging issues and challenges Journal ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems


This research commentary examines the changing landscape of digital goods, and discusses important emerging issues for IS researchers to explore. We begin with a discussion of the major technological milestones that have shaped digital goods industries such as music, movies, software, books, video games, and recently emerging digital goods. Our emphasis is on economic and legal issues, rather than on design science or sociological issues.

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A behavioral model of digital music piracy Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce


The increasing pervasiveness of the Internet, broadband connections, and the emergence of digital compression technologies have dramatically changed the face of digital music. Digitally compressed music files are essentially a perfect public economic good, and illegal copying of these files has increasingly become rampant.

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The effect of digital sharing technologies on music markets: A survival analysis of albums on ranking charts Authors Management Science


Recent technological and market forces have profoundly impacted the music industry. Emphasizing threats from peer-to-peer (P2P) technologies, the industry continues to seek sanctions against individuals who offer a significant number of songs for others to copy. Combining data on the performance of music albums on the Billboard charts with file sharing data from a popular network, we assess the impact of recent developments related to the music industry on survival of music albums on the charts and evaluate the specific impact of P2P sharing on an album's survival on the charts.

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Digital music and online sharing: software piracy 2.0? Authors Communications of the ACM


Rapid advances in Internet connectivity and digital compression technologies have dramatically increased online sharing of digitized material, raising issues of intellectual property rights and lost sales. For instance, online music sharing has prompted legal challenges and industry alliances, while raising significant concerns regarding the industry’s future. A study in 2000 reported 14% of Internet users had downloaded music for free [11]. This number has grown rapidly, and online music sharing has been estimated to result in annual sales losses of $3.1 billion by 2005 for the music industry [2].

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