Dr. Ritu Agarwal: Distinguished University Professor and Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems, Senior Associate Dean, Co-Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Professor Agarwal is a world-renowned scholar in information technology and is frequently called upon to deliver distinguished keynote addresses at major international and national conferences. She has published over 100 articles in journals of international repute and taught at major business schools in her 30-year career as a Professor across all programs. She also founded and is the Director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS). She recently has completed a 6-year term as the Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Research, which is the world’s top academic journal in information systems. Prof. Agarwal received the Best Paper Award, MIS Quarterly, 2016 and is also a recipient of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Service Award.