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

Karthik Kannan

CERIAS Fellow

Title

Full Professor 

Department

Office

KRAN 

Education

Ph.D. (Information Systems), M.S. (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and M.Phil (Public Policy and Management) all from Carnegie Mellon University, B.E (Electrical and Electronics), REC, Trichy, India. 

Research Areas

Economics of Information Security, P2P and Electronic Markets 

Key Areas

Risk Management, Policies, Laws Trusted Social and Human Interaction Security Awareness, Education, Training 

Notable Experience

Software Engineer, Infosys Technology. 

Notable Awards

DCMME/GSCMI DeVos Award (Co-winner), 2006-2007.
Distinguished Teacher in the MBA program for module 4 in Purdue University for Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008 and Spring 2009.
Best Paper Award, 15th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems, Las Vegas, 2005.
John and Mary Willis, Young Faculty Award, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, 2005.
Best Paper Award, 10th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems, Brisbane, 2000. 

Publications

Sample Publications
Greenwald, A., Kannan, K., and Krishnan, R. (2009, Forthcoming) "On Evaluating Information Revelation Policies in Procurement Auctions: A Markov Decision Process Approach," Information Systems Research, 20(4).
Tawarmalani, M., Kannan, K., and De, P. (2009) "Allocating Objects in a Network of Caches: Centralized and Decentralized Analyses," Management Science, 55(1): 132-147.
Wang, T., Kannan, K. and Rees, J. "Investors' Perceptions on Information Security Incidents," Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), December 2008.
Wang, T., Rees, J., and Kannan, K. "Reading the Disclosures with New Eyes: Bridging the Gap between Information Security Disclosures and Incidents," Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), June 2008.
Kannan, K., Rees, J., and Sridhar, S. (2007) "Market Reactions to Security Breach Announcements: An Empirical Analysis," International Journal of E-Commerce, 12(1): 69-91.
Arora, A., Greenwald, A., Kannan, K., and Krishnan, R. (2007) "Effects of Information Revelation Policies Under Market Structure Uncertainty," Management Science, 53(8): 1234-1248.
Rahman, M., Kannan, K., and Tawarmalani, M. "The Countervailing Incentive of Restricted Patch Distribution: Economic and Policy Implications," Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), June 2007.
Zhang, G., Kannan, K., and Tan, Y. "Optimal Patching Effort against Internet Worms," Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), December 2006.
Tawarmalani, M., Kannan, K., and De, P. "A Mechanism for Allocating Objects in a Network of Symmetric Caches," Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), December 2005. (Received the best paper award; see also the Awards and Honors section.)
Kannan, K., and Telang, R. (2005) "Markets for vulnerabilities? Think again," Management Science, 51(5): 726-741.
Kannan, K., and Telang, R. (2004) "An Economic Analysis for Market for Software Vulnerabilities," Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2004.