Evangelos “Evan” Katsamakas is professor of information systems at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. He served as area chair from July 2012 until June 2018, leading the growth of department curriculum, enrollments, and faculty positions.
Professor Katsamakas’ research analyzes the strategic and economic impact of digital technologies focusing on digital transformation, networks and platforms, data science, business analytics, and fintech. His research interests include economic theory and analytical modeling, machine learning, and computational modeling of complex business systems. Professor Katsamakas’ research has appeared in Management Science, Journal of Management Information Systems, System Dynamics Review, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Information Resources Management Journal, Electronic Commerce Research, and in multiple other scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and books. His research on digital innovation received the 2016 SIM Best Paper Award. Professor Katsamakas is an associate editor of the European Journal of IS, one of top journals in information systems. He served as guest editor of the special issue of System Dynamics Review published in fall 2008 on the dynamics of information systems.
Professor Katsamakas has taught many graduate and undergraduate business school courses including Business Tech & Analytics, Business Analytics Integrated Project, Data Mining, Text Analytics, Systems Analysis and Design, E-business Strategies and Applications, Cloud Computing, and Tech Startups. He received the 2018 Dean’s Award for Teaching Innovation for his contribution to curriculum innovation. Professor Katsamakas holds a PhD from the Stern School of Business, New York University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a computer science and engineering degree from the University of Patras, Greece.