Information Systems

Sam Gill, Ph.D.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Information Systems
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
BUS 301
Phone: 
(415)338-6240
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - TH 6:00pm-7:00pm
Biography: 
  • Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University, Lam Family College of Business, 1981
  • Teaches and publishes (articles, books, and courseware) in many areas of information systems focusing on strategy, management, and technology. Current research interests include development methodologies for mobile devices (phone and tablets), development architectures, platforms and languages including: .NET, PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, WebSphere, Visual Basic, C#, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, and Java. Occasionally, teaches IBM mainframe topics such as: COBOL, CICS, and DB2. Currently, teaching development courses for designing and implementing business applications on the Windows 8 and the Android platforms as well as Information Technology Security.
  • Founder and Director, Center for Business Solutions (CBS), Lam Family College of Business San Francisco State University, 2004 - 2008 (CBS is a Research and Service Organization (RSO) with a goal to provide college students majoring in business administration with high value "real world" in the various disciplines of business.)
  • Senior Trainer and Consultant, Innovative Solutions Inc., 2004
  • Develop and deliver courses on all Microsoft technologies and advanced products such as .NET, C#, VB, BizTalk, SharePoint, and SQL Server.
  • Chair, Information Systems Department, Lam Family College of Business, San Francisco State University, 2003 - 2006
  • Co-founder and Vice President, DataWiz International, 1988-1999
  • DataWiz was a software consulting and training company and the first Microsoft Certified Education Center (CTEC) in the world. Dr. Gill received the highest award for Microsoft trainers worldwide.
  • Co-founder and VP Engineering, Synergy Computer Graphics, 1984-1988
  • Designed and developed the first single pass wide web color electrostatic plotter. Awarded two patents for the design of the system.
  • Consultant, Schlumberger, 1983-1984
  • Consultant, Compression Labs Inc., 1981-1982
  • Director of Computing, Tel-Aviv University, 1977-1981
  • Assistant Professor, Tel-Aviv University, 1975-1977
  • Computer Center Manager, San Francisco State University, 1971-1972
  • Software Manager, Control Data Corporation, 1967-1970
  • Software Manager, Israel Ministry of Defense, 1961-1967
Education: 
  • M.B.A. (1972), San Francisco State University
Research Interests: 
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Technology Resource Management
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Business Process Management
  • Open Source Web Design and Development
  • Software Project Management
  • Management of Information Security

Lutfus Sayeed, Ph.D.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Information Systems
Position: 
Department Chair
Office: 
SCI 364
Phone: 
(415)338-6296
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - T 1:00pm-3:00pm (SCI 364); W 5:30pm-6:30pm (DTC)
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Department Chair
Biography: 

Lutfus Sayeed is a professor of information systems (IS) in the Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University.

His teaching interests include management of information technology for strategic advantage, business process management, and business intelligence.

Professor Sayeed was the principal investigator (PI) of two Business and International Education (BIE) grants and one Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the Department of Education. SFSU has been awarded over $540,000 through these three Title VI Federal grants.

His research interests include information sharing in groups using on line communications systems, management of organizational mobile information processing, and the roles and impacts of information technology on a sustainable environment.

Professor Sayeed has published numerous research articles in journals, conference proceedings and refereed book chapters. His works have appeared in major IS journals such as Information Systems Research, Decision Sciences, and Information and Management.

He has served as a reviewer for MIS Quarterly, ISR, Small Group Research, CACM and others.

He has taught in universities in Bangladesh, France, and Mexico. He has also served as a visiting faculty member in Griffith University in Australia and a Fellow in Dipartimento di Economia in Universita dell Insubria in Italy. As a Fulbright Fellow, he has taught in the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Education: 
  • B.S. (1982), State University of New York
  • M.S. (1989), Georgia State University
  • Ph.D. (1991), Georgia State University
Honors and Awards: 
  • Fulbright Fellow (December 2002-April 2003)
  • Best Paper Award in the MIS Track, Western DSI Conference (2001 Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences)
  • Principal Investigator, Department of Education BIE Grant, $191,000
  • Principal Investigator, Department of Education UISFL Grant, $171,000
  • Principal Investigator, Department of Education BIE Grant, $178,000
  • Guest Fellow, Dipartimento di Economia, Universit_ dell

Sameer Verma, Ph.D.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Information Systems
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
SCI 359
Phone: 
(415)338-7016
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - TTH 12:30pm-2:00pm (SCI 359); TH 5:30pm-6:30pm (DTC 606)
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Advisor: Undergrad
Biography: 

Professor Sameer Verma is professor of Information Systems at San Francisco State University.

His research focuses on the diffusion and adoption of innovative technologies. He is currently working on several academic research projects which include the diffusion of open source software, sustainable IT in rural and remote environments, and the impact of offline networks.

In addition to his academic work, Professor Verma has worked with companies in consulting capacity in the areas of content analysis, management and delivery.

Professor Verma is on the Board of Directors of the Drupal Association. He also serves on the advisory boards of WiRED International, The Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) at SF State, some San Francisco Bay Area technology companies. He is also the founder of the Commons Initiative at SF State, the One Laptop per Child San Francisco community, the One Laptop per Child Jamaica community and an institutional partner at the Center of Excellence, University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

Education: 
  • B. Engg. (1992), Osmania University, India
  • Ph.D. (2000), Georgia State University
Research Interests: 
  • Content Management and Delivery
  • Business Models of Open Source Software
  • Management of Mobile Networks
  • Adaptable Messaging Systems
  • Identity Management on Mobile Networks
  • Sustainable IT
  • Resource-constrained networks
Professional Associations: 
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Association of information Systems (AIS)

Brenda Mak, Ph.D.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Information Systems
Position: 
Professor
Office: 
SCI 318
Phone: 
(415)405-0575
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - M 3:10pm-4:00pm; F 12:20pm-2:30pm (SCI 318), 2:30pm-3:30pm (BUS 214)
Advising Duties & Hours: 
Advisor: Undergrad
Biography: 

Professor Mak received the M.S. in industrial administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University, the M.S. in statistics and Ph.D. in business from Northwestern University.

Education: 
  • M.S. in Industrial Administration (1986), Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S. in Statistics (1989), Northwestern University
  • Ph.D. in Business (1991), Northwestern University

Nasser Shahrasbi, Ph.D.

Role: 
Faculty
Department: 
Information Systems
Position: 
Assistant Professor
Office: 
BUS 305
Phone: 
(415)338-6348
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019 - M 3:00pm-4:00pm, 7:00pm-8:00pm (BUS 305); TH 4:00pm-6:00pm (DTC)
Biography: 

Nasser Shahrasbi is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems (IS) in the Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from HEC Montreal in August 2016.

His research interests focus on the role of organizational readiness in organizational IT-based transformations and involve both qualitative and quantitative methods. His research has appeared in the proceedings of leading IS conferences including the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (ASAC).

Professor Shahrasbi is also a member of several professional and academic associations including the Association of Information Systems (AIS) and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC).

Education: 
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (2016), HEC Montreal
Research Interests: 
  • organizational readiness in organizational IT-based transformations (qualitative and quantitative methods)
Professional Associations: 
  • Association of Information Systems (AIS)
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)