Important Software Information:

We will be upgrading SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Visual Statistics, and the operating system to the newest version December 20, 2017 - December 23, 2017. During that time, SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Visual Statistics will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Ramesh Sharda, Ph.D.


Ramesh Sharda, Ph.D.

Oklahoma State University

Executive Director


Dr. Ramesh Sharda is the Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, Watson/Conoco-Phillips Chair and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He has coauthored two textbooks (Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support, 10th edition, Prentice Hall and Business Intelligence: A Managerial Perspective on Analytics, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall). His research has been published in major journals in management science and information systems including Management Science, Operations Research, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Decision Science Journal, EJIS, JMIS, Interfaces, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and many others. He is a member of the editorial boards of journals such as the Decision Support Systems, Decision Sciences, and Information Systems Frontiers. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of Teradata University Network and received the 2013 INFORMS HG Computing Society Lifetime Service Award.