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Purdue University
Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Alok Chaturvedi

Title

Professor 

Department

Office

RAWLS 4078 

Office Phone

(765) 494-9048 

Email

Education

Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

Research Areas

Homeland Security Simulations (e.g., "Measured Response"), Synthetic Environments, Tera-Scale Grid Computing, Computational Models of Human Behaviors, Enterprise Systems, Artificial Intelligence Applications in Manufacturing, Machine Learning, and Visualization of Business Data. 

Key Areas

Risk Management, Policies, Laws 

Notable Experience

Director of Purdue e-Business Research Center, director of the Indiana Consortium for e-business Research, founder of Simulex, Inc. Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria,Virginia "a leading think tank on national securities matters." Served on several Government task forces on important public policy matters. Extensive consulting experience with organizations such as AT&T, IBM, Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, Abbott Labs, Ernst and Young, the US Congress, and the Department of Defense. Invited to brief the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Office of the White House, Director of Center for Disease Control's Bio-Defense, Secretary of the Navy's Strategic Studies Group, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology), and Commanding General of the US Army Accession Command. Recent work, "Measured Response" simulates a bio-terrorist attack during a major spectator event and the response at the local, state, and federal levels. Measured Response is one of the first applications of distributed tera-scale computing that runs on two super computers, one at Purdue and the other at Indiana University, linked by the i-Light gigabit network. 

Publications

Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Cited in BusinessWeek, IndustryWeek, InformationWeek, MIT Technology Review, and CIO Magazine. 

Biography

Dr. Alok R. Chaturvedi is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, and Associate Professor of Computer Sciences (courtesy appointment); the Director of Purdue e-Business Research Center; the Director of Indiana Consortium for e-business Research; and the founder of Simulex, Inc. Dr. Chaturvedi is also an Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), Alexandria, Virginia "a leading think tank on national securities matters." He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is an accomplished teacher and has published extensively in major journals and conference proceedings, including the Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Dr. Chaturvedi's research interest includes: homeland security simulations, synthetic environments, tera-scale grid computing, computational models of human behaviors, and enterprise systems. Dr. Chaturvedi has been working on synthetic environments for over ten years. In the last seven years, working with Dr. Mehta, and several graduate and undergraduate students, Dr. Chaturvedi has developed a full-fledged synthetic economy with enhanced graphics and visualization to run large-scale experiments for research and simulations for strategic planning and experiential learning. His research has been funded by major grants from National Science Foundation, Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, Office of Naval Research, Defense Acquisition University, and several Fortune 500 companies. He has served on several Government task forces on important public policy matters.

He also has extensive consulting experience with organizations such as AT&T, IBM, Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, Abbott Labs, Ernst and Young, the US Congress, and the Department of Defense. He is widely cited as an expert on high performance grid computing, information technology architecture and strategies in the news media and magazines such as BusinessWeek, IndustryWeek, InformationWeek, MIT Technology Review, and CIO Magazine.

Prof. Chaturvedi's recent work, "Measured Response" simulates a bio-terrorist attack during a major spectator event and the response at the local, state, and federal levels. Measured Response is one of the first applications of distributed tera-scale computing that runs on two super computers, one at Purdue and the other at Indiana University, linked by i-Light gigabit network. Prof. Chaturvedi have been invited to brief the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy Office of the White House, Director of Center for Disease Control's Bio-Defense, Secretary of the Navy's Strategic Studies Group, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology), and Commanding General of the US Army Accession Command.