Dr. Samir Chatterjee


Position: Professor & Fletcher Jones Chair
Founding Director, Innovations Design Empowerment Applications Laboratory (IDEA Labs)

Office: ACB-224
Center for Information Systems & Technology
Claremont Graduate University
130 East Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711-6190

Phone: 909-607-4651 or 909-621-8209
Fax: 909-621-8564

Dr. Chatterjee is Professor  and Fletcher Jones Chair of Technology Management at CGU’s School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT). He is also considered a leading  technology designer and strategist for 21st century healthcare. He founded the Network Convergence Laboratory made possible by a grant from  the National Science Foundation. NCL has recently changed its name to IDEA Labs. He joined CGU in July of 2001. In May 2015, he was awarded the distinguished lifetime achievement award for contributions to Design Science Research, presented by the IS design community. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Science where he teaches a course on Healthcare Informatics and has taught at Peter F. Drucker and Ito School of Management,  on their executive MBA program. Prior to joining CGU, he was  an Associate Professor of CIS  at Georgia State University‘s Robinson College of Business in Atlanta.  He has  been a visiting scholar at Indian Institute of Management, (Ahmadabad & Kolkata) and the Kanwal Rekhi School of IT at IIT Mumbai.

Dr. Chatterjee’s initial research focused on technical algorithm design in high-speed networks such as congestion control in ATM networks, performance of TCP over asymmetric networks and graph models. In 2000-2001 he became active in VoIP area and helped the SIP standardization process which eventually led to the formation of ITU-T standard known as H.350 that is a standard feature in today’s Cisco and Polycom VC products. During this time he published extensively on multimedia networks and convergence area. Today his work is highly transdisciplinary that crosses domains such as computer science, evaluation, design/usability, health sciences and behavior psychology. Since 2006 he has been an evangelist and champion of Design Science as a research method in IS community. He started the successful DESRIST series of conference and his book co-authored by Prof. Alan Hevner Design Research in Information Systems: Theory & Practice  is becoming the de facto reading in the field. One of his design methodology research paper is the third most cited DSR paper in IS community. He works closely with his graduate students in the lab and at any time the lab has several projects with 6-8 doctoral students involved in various stages of their dissertation.

His entry into healthcare field has been via Telemedicine. He has worked extensively on several new telemedicine technologies and one of his Telemedicine Taxonomy paper is heavily cited in the field.  Today he leads the emerging field of Persuasive Technology which is a stimulating interdisciplinary research field that focuses on how interactive technologies and services can be designed to influence people’s attitudes and support positive behavior change. His current projects include designing ICT and mobile solutions to address chronic disease management such as obesity/diabetes, oral health hygiene and he is also working closely with Loma Linda Medical center on a remote monitoring technology to assist Congestive Heart Failure patients. He was program chair of Persuasive 2009 international conference. He was healthcare track chair for ICIS 2013. He reguarly serves as Program Chair or on the program committee at conferences such as WITS, DESRIST, Persuasive technology and ICIS.

He has published over  115 articles in refereed conferences and journals including IEEE Network, IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications, Communications of the ACM, Computer Networks, Journal of MIS, Decision Support Systems,  Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Telemedicine & e-Health Journal, Information Systems Frontiers, Computer Communication, IEEE IT Professional, ACM CCR, Communications of AIS, Journal of Internet Technology etc. He is an Associate Editor of the MIS Quarterly, a flagship journal in IS. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking and Health Systems Journal (from Palgrave Macmillan). He was an active IETF member affiliated to several working groups and a core group member of Video Middleware Initiative within Internet-2. He has been the General Chair for SIP Workshop at Supercom (2004, 2005), Healthcom 2003 conference and Mini-track Co-Chair for HICSS Conference. He has been on the program committee of several IEEE and ACM conferences and served as TPC Vice Chair for IEEE Technical Committee EntNet@Supercom. He is fascinated with the potential of design science research methodology and is the founder of DESRIST conference.  He was the  Program Chair and founder for the 1st and 2nd International Conference on Design Science in IS&T (DESRIST2007), and is the general chair of DESRIST 2013. His research has been funded by  National Science Foundation (NSF), Internet2, Michigan Diabetes Center, The California Endowment, Northrop-Grumman, BellSouth, Institute for HeartMath, Loma Linda Foundation and several other corporations. He has served on several NSF panels, PI meetings and Computer Science and Telecom Board. He is member of Strategic Education Council of AHIMA, and AMIA Charter Academic member. He is also a senior member of IEEE, and member of ACM, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society and Association for Information Systems. Dr. Chatterjee is a regular invited speaker at international meetings worldwide, consults regularly with Fortune 500 companies and serves as an adviser to many Indian IT companies.

Dr. Chatterjee received a B. Tech (Hons) in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering (1988) from Jadavpur University, India; an MS (1991) and a PhD (1994) in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science, University of Central Florida . His Ph.D thesis was on congestion control   algorithms in ATM networks for multi-class service under the supervision of Dr. Mostafa  Bassiouni. . He was Co-founder & Chairman of VoiceCore Technologies Inc., which he formed back in 2001. In 2013, he founded DCL Health (Dr. Chatterjee’s Laboratories Health LLC), a wireless healthcare startup. He works closely with the Venture Capital and entrepreneurial startup community in Southern California area.  He can be reached at samir.chatterjee@cgu.edu or profsamir1@gmail.com.