Amitava Dutta is a professor and the area chair of information systems and operation management. He holds the LeRoy Eakin Endowed Chair in electronic commerce.
Prior to joining Mason in 1992, Dutta held faculty positions at the University of Iowa and the Simon School of The University of Rochester, New York. He was also a visiting professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India.
Dutta's research interests include telecommunications and electronic commerce, systems thinking/business simulation, and decision support systems. Journals in which his research has appeared include Management Science, Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, European Journal of Operational Research, and IIE Transactions.
Dutta serves on the editorial boards of several information technology journals and frequently serves on the program committees of national conferences in information technology management. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and he is a member of IEEE, ACM and INFORMS.
Dutta was recently appointed an international research fellow at the Electronic Commerce Research Center of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He has consulted with and conducted training seminars for several organizations in the government and private sector.
Dutta earned a B.Tech in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an MS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, and a PhD in management information systems from Purdue University.