Breaking News: My book titled
Pervasive Healthcare Computing: EMR/EHR, wireless and
health monitoring is available now (To receive course
material and slides for this book, send me an e-mail).
Brief Professional Introduction
Upkar Varshney is on the faculty of CIS at Georgia State University. His
current interests include wireless networks, pervasive healthcare,
ubiquitous computing and mobile commerce. In a recent CAIS study, he was
ranked among the most productive IS researchers for 2001-2005. He is the
co-founder (with Prof. Imrich Chlamtac) of International Pervasive Health
Conference and also co-chaired the conference in 2006. Upkar is also
the program co-chair for Americas Conference on Information Systems
(AMCIS-2009) in San Francisco.
He has authored over 120 papers including about 60 in journals,
including 30 in IEEE and ACM publications. He is the
author of several heavily downloaded and cited papers in wireless
networks, pervasive healthcare,
mobile commerce. According to scholar.google, the total number of
journal and conference citations for his papers exceeds 1700.
According to Communications of the ACM (Dec. 2004), his ACM Transactions
on IT paper was among the most downloaded papers for 2004 (out of about
4000 ACM Transactions papers). His two Mobile Commerce papers were among
the most viewed in ACM/springer MONET journal for 2005 (out of about 400
Upkar has presented several very well received tutorials and workshops
(and even a few keynotes) at wireless, computing, and information systems
conferences. He has also received grants from several funding agencies
including the National Science Foundation.
His teaching awards include Myron T. Greene Outstanding Teaching Award
(2004), RCB College Distinguished Teaching Award (2002), and, Myron T. Greene
Outstanding Teaching Award (2000).
He is serving or has served as an editor/guest editor for IEEE
Transactions on IT in Biomedicine, ACM/Kluwer Mobile Networks (MONET),
IEEE Computer, Decision Support Systems (DSS), Communications of the AIS
(CAIS), Int. J. on Network Management (IJNM), Int. Journal on Mobile
Communications (IJMC), Int. Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing
(IJWMC), and Handbook of Research on Mobile Business.
The New Mobile Commerce