I am an Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton Canada. My current research interests are in the area of knowledge management, social media and emerging technologies, open source software (OSS), text mining, digital libraries, and human computer interaction (HCI).
I did Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Along with Ph.D., I also did Masters in Finance from the Department of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining Ph.D. program, I did a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDBA is equivalent to an MBA degree in India) from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, India with specialization in the area of Marketing and International Business. I did an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) from the Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, Karnataka, India (now known as National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal).
I have over five years of corporate experience. I worked with TATA International Limited, Mumbai, India for over three years and Kirloskar Electric Company, Bangalore, India for about two year after completion of business administration degree and engineering degree respectively.