Thilini Ariyachandra, Ph.D.
Thilini Ariyachandra is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems in the Williams College of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati. She received her Ph.D. from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia. Her research is focused on business intelligence, analytics and Big Data frameworks, design, implementation and success. She has published in journals such as the Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Communications of the AIS, Business Intelligence Journal and International Journal of Business Intelligence Research. She was one of the youngest recipients of the O’Conor Professorship at Xavier University in recognition of her research and scholarship. She collaborates extensively with industry and academia to enhance curriculum, pedagogy and research in the field through survey work, consultancy and advisory roles. She is actively involved in the organization of various workshops and events that encourages BI and analytics research and teaching within the field. Currently she is the Program Chair Elect for the Special Interest Group for Decision Support Systems for the Association for Information Systems.