Aditya Saharia, a professor of information systems at the Gabelli School of Business, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in IT strategy, IT project management, e-commerce and enterprise integration. He entered the field of information systems after beginning his career in theoretical physics.
Professor Saharia's research focuses on information-systems strategy, database theory, information economics, ERP systems, and service-center management. His projects include query optimization and query reuse in data-warehousing systems, IT and business alignment, challenges in IT integration in mergers and acquisitions, incentive-compatible contracts and quality in outsourcing contracts, and the effects of ERP adoption on internal audit function.
Professor Saharia earned his PhD in theoretical physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He did additional graduate work in operations research, economics and computer information systems at the University of Rochester. Before coming to Fordham, Professor Saharia served on the graduate faculty at the business schools of the University of Washington and University of Illinois, Chicago, supervising PhD candidates at both institutions.
Leading journals have published Professor Saharia's work. These include IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems and the Journal of Management Information Systems. Before he made the academic transition from physics to information systems, Professor Saharia was published in leading journals in theoretical physics, including Physical Review, Nuclear Physics and Physics Letters.
Professor Saharia serves on the boards of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations.