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Sree Nilakanta

Title: Kingland Systems Graduate Director of Business Analytics / Associate Professor
Department: Information Systems and Business Analytics

Office: 4582 Memorial Union
Phone number: (515) 294-8113


Sree Nilakanta is the Kingland Systems Graduate Director of Business Analytics and an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems at Iowa State University. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University and an MBA and Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Houston. Dr. Nilakanta’s research straddles behavioral and technical domains of information systems. His current research focuses on applying “big data” analytics to a variety of domains, including equipment maintenance, transportation, business processes, agriculture, and chronic diseases of body and brain (diabetes, Parkinson, Alzheimer). His research contributions have appeared in Management Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Omega, Decision SciencesInformation & Management, Journal Software and Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and others. He has been with Iowa State University since 1986 and has led the creation of the MIS major, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and the Business Analytics programs. Dr. Nilakanta was the Chair of the Supply Chain and Information Systems Department.

Academic History

  • PhD, Management Information Systems, University of Houston
  • MBA, Finance and Accounting concentration, University of Houston
  • BE, Mechanical Engineering, University of Madras, India


  • Data Warehousing and Data Integration
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Business Intelligence
  • Organizational Memory
  • Knowledge Management
  • Business Process Management and Process Integration

Selected Publications

  • Jayashankar, Priyanka, S. Nilakanta, J. Wesley, P. Gill, and R. Burres (2018) "IoT adoption in agriculture: the role of trust, perceived value and risk", Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 33 (6):804-821. Link to Paper
  • Jiang, Zhengrui; Scheibe, Kevin; Nilakanta, Sree; Qu, Xinxue "The Economics of Public Beta Testing", Decision Sciences,

Work in process

  • K.P. Scheibe, S. Nilakanta, B. Younie, C.T. Ragsdale "A Decision Support System for Equipment Replacement Optimization: A Data-Driven Simulation Approach",