Pallab Sanyal

George Mason University School of Business Faculty Pallab Sanyal
Titles and Organizations

Area Chair, Information Systems and Operations Management
Additional Roles: Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management; Dean's Scholar

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-1888
Office Location: Enterprise Hall 148
Office Hours: By appointment

Personal Websites


Pallab Sanyal is a professor of information systems and operations management (ISOM) and a Dean’s Scholar at the George Mason University School of Business. He is also serving as the chair of the ISOM area. Prior to that, he served as the Director of MBA Programs for three years.

Sanyal’s primary research interest lies in understanding how the design parameters of online marketplaces influence the decisions people make in these institutions thereby leading to certain individual and societal outcomes. His research has been published in Management ScienceMIS QuarterlyInformation Systems Research (ISR), the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Production and Operations Management (POM), and the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) among other outlets. He has presented his research at many international conferences, including ICIS, WISE, WITS, SCECR, and INFORMS-CIST. At WITS, his papers were twice nominated for the best paper award. Sanyal's dissertation research won the Design Science Research Award from the INFORMS Information Systems Society.

Sanyal serves as an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research (ISR) and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). He has received the best reviewer award from the Information Systems Society and Information Systems Research (ISR).

Sanyal has taught information technology management, business analytics, and global business at the graduate level, and data mining, networks and security, database design, and programming at the undergraduate level.  He has received many teaching awards—the most significant of which is a George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award, which he received in 2014.

Prior to joining academia, Sanyal worked as an IT consultant for nine years—in India, Singapore, the UK, and the US. Some of the companies he has consulted for include Keppel Corporation in Singapore, Texas Instruments in the UK, and Target Corporation in the US.

Sanyal is a member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS), and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Research Interests

  • Electronic Markets
  • Information Security
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Behavioral Economics


  • PhD - Information and Decision Sciences, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • MBA - MIS & Finance, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • BE - Computer Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India

Research and Awards

  • “An Empirical Examination of the Economics of Mobile Application Security,” with N. Menon, and M. Siponen, MIS Quarterly, in press, 2021.
  • “How Decision Complexity Affects Outcomes in Combinatorial Auctions,” with G. Adomavicius, S. P. Curley, and A. Gupta, Production and Operations Management, 29(11), 2020, pp. 2579-2600.
  • “Economic Experiments in Information Systems,” with A. Gupta, and K. Kannan, MIS Quarterly 42(2), 2018, pp. 595-606.
  • School of Business Faculty Award for Outstanding Research and Publication, George Mason University, 2021.
  • School of Business Faculty Award for Outstanding Service, George Mason University, 2021.
  • Outstanding Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Teaching Award, George Mason University, 2018.