Suprateek Sarker (“Supra”) is Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Commerce Professor (Information Technology) at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia. He teaches topics such as data management and business intelligence (BI), systems analysis and design, transformation of digital organizations, qualitative research approaches, and global immersion in India and the UAE. Professor Sarker serves on the University-level Provost’s Promotion & Tenure Committee and the college-level Undergraduate Policy Committee and the college-level Diversity Committee.
He was formerly the Philip Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems at Washington State University and the Microsoft Chair of Information Systems at the Copenhagen Business School.
Professor Sarker's research, which is largely qualitative or mixed-methods in nature, has been published in many journals, including MIS Quarterly; Information Systems Research; Journal of Management Information Systems; Journal of the Association of Information Systems; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; Information & Organization; European Journal of Information Systems; Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Journal; Journal of Strategic Information Systems; Journal of Information Technology; Information Technology & People; MIS Quarterly Executive; Communications of the AIS; Communications of the ACM; ACM Transactions on MIS; ACM Data Base; IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication; IEEE Software; Decision Sciences Journal; and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.
His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (USA), as well as the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (USA).
He serves on the editorial boards of a number of leading academic journals, including Information Systems Research and Information & Organization (as senior editor), Journal of MIS (as a member of the board of editors), Journal of the AIS (as past editor-in-chief), MIS Quarterly (as senior editor emeritus), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (as an editorial board member), and Information Technology & People (as an editorial advisory board member). He is also a past editor-in-chief of Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research and a past senior editor of Decision Sciences Journal.
Professor Sarker has held short-term visiting professorships or visiting scholar positions at Royal Holloway University of London (Chair of Technology & Information Management, part time) (United Kingdom); Helsinki School of Economics, Mikkeli, University of Oulu, Aalto University, Helsinki (as Distinguished Visiting Professor, summer terms) (Finland); Copenhagen Business School (as Otto Mønsted Professor, summer term) (Denmark); Vaxjo University (Sweden); National Economics University (Vietnam); Cesar Ritz University Center (Switzerland); University of Kassel, University of Mannheim (Germany); University of New South Wales, University of Sydney (Australia); National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan); University of Auckland (New Zealand); University of Cape Town and Nelson Mandela University (South Africa); Portugal Chapter of AIS (Portugal), Agder University (Norway, upcoming), among others.
He has also served as doctoral dissertation examiner for scholars in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and South Africa. Furthermore, he has been invited to be keynote speaker at a number of prominent conferences in Asia, Europe, Australia, and both North and South America. He has also given talks in many esteemed universities around the globe.
In 2006, Professor Sarker was a co-recipient of the Stafford Beer Medal from the Operational Research Society (United Kingdom) for work on virtual teamwork published in European Journal of Information Systems. He has earned teaching awards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Washington State University. In August 2016, the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) conferred on Professor Sarker an honorary doctorate; in December 2017, he was named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS); and in April 2018, he was named Distinguished Alumnus of Operations, Business Analytics, and Information Systems Department, University of Cincinnati, where he completed his Ph.D. studies in 1997. In 2020, it was announced that he will receive an honorary doctorate from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) (the actual ceremony has been postponed due to COVID).
In 2020, he served as program co-chair of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the leading academic conference in the information systems discipline. He will serve as conference co-chair of ICIS in 2023. In 2021, Suprateek was elected President-Elect of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the primary global organization of Information Systems academics, with members in 92 countries.