Rohit Aggarwal

Assistant Professor; David Eccles Emerging Scholar

Department of Operations and Information Systems

Faculty, Tenure Track

Rohit Aggarwal is an Associate Professor of Information Systems. He is an applied statistician by training. Most of his past research focuses on studying how social media affects businesses, especially new ventures. Lately, he investigated how online recommendations on professional networks affect people’s propensity to get job interviews. He is intrigued by the area of information retrieval, particularly recommender systems in the area of human capital. He is currently working on how job progression as tuples on a directed graph can ease annotation effort needed to resolve synonymy and polysemy challenges in job and candidate recommender systems. He has published in premium business journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIS Quarterly.

Former Ph.D. students:

  • Dr. Nicholas Sullivan, Assistant Professor @ University of Dayton, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Chair.
  • Dr. Michael Lee, Assistant Professor @ University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Chair.
  • Dr. DongYoung Lee, Assistant Professor @ McGill University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Member.

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Education

BE 2000, Dept. of Chemical Engg. & Tech. (DCET), Panjab University, Chandigarh

MBA 2002, Marketing, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

Ph.D. 2008, Operations and Management Information Systems, University of Connecticut. Project: Essays on Electronic Word-of-Mouth (eWOM): Effect on Firms and Influence on Venture Capitalists’ Investment Decisions

Honors & Awards

Emerging Scholar Award. University of Utah, 10/2008

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 2008

Teaching

IS 7970-002 Thesis Research-PhD

IS 4460-001 Web Based Applications

IS 6465-001 Web Based Applications

IS 6482-002 Data Mining

IS 7970-001 Thesis Research-PhD

Publications

Rohit Aggarwal, David Kryscynski & Harpreet Singh (2015). Evaluating Venture Technical Competence in VC Investment Decisions. Management Science. Vol. 61. Published, 11/2015.
http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/mnsc…– opens new window

Harpreet Singh, Rohit Aggarwal & Irina Cojuharenco (2015). Strike a Happy Medium: The Effect of IT Knowledge on Venture Capitalists’ Overconfidence in IT Investments. MIS Quarterly. Vol. 39. Published, 10/2015.
http://misq.org/strike-a-happy-medium-the-effect-o…– opens new window

Rohit Aggarwal, David Kryscynski, Vishal Midha & Harpreet Singh (2015). Early to Adopt and Early to Discontinue: the impact of self-perceived and actual IT-knowledge on technology use behaviors of non-IT professionals. Information Systems Research. Published, 03/2015.
http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/isre…– opens new window

Rohit Aggarwal & Harpreet Singh (2013). Differential Influence of Blogs across Different Stages of Decision Making: the Case of Venture Capitalists. MIS Quarterly. Vol. 37. Published, 05/2013.
http://misq.org/differential-influence-of-blogs-ac…– opens new window

Rohit Aggarwal, Ram Gopal, Alok Gupta & Harpreet Singh (2012). Putting Money where Mouths are: the Relation between New Venture Financing and Electronic Word-of-Mouth. Information Systems Research. Vol. 23. Published, 10/2012.
http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/isre…– opens new window

Rohit Aggarwal, Ram Gopal, Ramesh Sankaranarayanan & Param Vir Singh (2012). Blog, Blogger and the Firm: Can Negative Posts Lead to Positive Outcomes. Information Systems Research. Vol. 23. Published, 06/2012.
http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/isre…

Service

Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems. Track Chair: 18th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Paris, France. 12/2008 – 12/2008

Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems. Program Committee: 18th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Paris, France, Dec 13-14 2008. 06/2008 – 12/2008

Capstone Projects Coordinator: This role includes clarifying expectations to students, coordinating with project sponsors, handling information sessions during semesters, meeting students whenever required, and keeping track of the progress of projects. I also actively seek out projects from companies for which students are interested in working with. 08/21/2012 – present. Department service.

Interim Director, Information Systems Programs. 08/21/2012 – 12/09/2012. Department service.

I have been scheduling talks of CEOs and VCs such as Vinod Khosla, and Ram Shriram at the school level. 08/2008 – present. College service.

Operations and Information Systems, Branding Committee. Member, 2008 – present. Department service.

Research Summary

Rohit Aggarwal is an Associate Professor of Information Systems. He is an applied statistician by training. Most of his past research focuses on studying how social media affects businesses, especially new ventures. Lately, he investigated how online recommendations on professional networks affect people’s propensity to get job interviews. He is intrigued by the area of information retrieval, particularly recommender systems in the area of human capital. He is currently working on how job progression as tuples on a directed graph can ease annotation effort needed to resolve synonymy and polysemy challenges in job and candidate recommender systems. He has published in premium business journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIS Quarterly.

Former Ph.D. students:

  • Dr. Nicholas Sullivan, Assistant Professor @ University of Dayton, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Chair.
  • Dr. Michael Lee, Assistant Professor @ University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Chair.
  • Dr. DongYoung Lee, Assistant Professor @ McGill University, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Member.