Debabrata “Deb” Dey, the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Information Systems of at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, has been conferred the title of Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society.
The Information Systems Society (ISS) supports the intellectual interests of information systems scholars who are members of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the international organization of practitioners in the fields of operations research, management science and analytics.
The ISS Distinguished Fellowship recognizes individuals who have made outstanding intellectual contributions to the IS discipline as measured by research impact, intellectual leadership and mentorship.
Dey has excelled in all three dimensions.
Since joining the Foster School in 1997, he has been a tireless examiner of topics that have moved to the forefront of modern business concerns, including business analytics, digital piracy, information markets, information security, IT policy and strategy and the economics of information systems. His extraordinary publication record in his discipline’s most influential journals has earned him the Foster School’s Dean’s Junior Faculty Research Award (2000) and two Dean’s Faculty Research Awards (2003, 2014).
Dey has served as a senior editor of Information Systems Research (2009-2011) and associate editor of Management Science (2005-2008), MIS Quarterly (2003-2005), INFORMS Journal on Computing (2003-2007) and Information Systems Research (2006-2008, 2017-present). He has chaired numerous conference consortia and workshops. And he is the founding faculty director of the Foster School’s Master of Science in Information Systems Program, for which he earned the school’s MSIS Founder’s Award (2017), Dean’s Leadership Award (2013) and MSIS Faculty Recognition Award (2012, 2014).
A steward of intellectual development at Foster, Dey has received the school’s PhD Mentor of the Year Award (2003) and served as chair of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (2005-2011).
Dey is one of only four scholars worldwide to receive the INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow award this year.
“Deb Dey has made outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline, and is richly deserving for this lifetime achievement award and high honor of the INFORMS IS society,” says ISS president D.J. Wu, the Ernest Scheller Jr. Chair in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization at the Georgia Institution of Technology’s Scheller College of Business.