July 17, 2015

CISAT Prof. Samir Chatterjee receives lifetime achievement award

Samir Chatterjee, professor in Claremont Graduate University (CGU’s) Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT), has received a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the field of design science and research.

 src= Chatterjee accepted the award at the 10th annual Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST) conference in Dublin, Ireland, on May 21. Leading design science scholars from around the world attended and paid tribute to his work.

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive this award,” Chatterjee said. “I must thank the numerous colleagues at various institutions that have helped shape my thinking. I must also thank many of my doctoral students at Claremont Graduate University and IDEA Lab who took my seminar where much of the current thinking on design research originated.”

The distinguished lifetime achievement award honors the work of innovative individuals who make a significant impact in design science research.

Chatterjee founded the DESRIST conference to encourage design scholars interested in solving societal problems. Along with founding the conference, Chatterjee co-authored, with Alan Hevner, Design Research in Information Systems: Theory and Practice. The textbook is a fundamental book for graduate students and Information System scholars.

He has published more than 100 conference and journal articles. Chatterjee serves on conference and journal editorial boards, including the International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking and Health Systems Journal.

Chatterjee’s work crosses disciplinary lines and has made an impact in computer science, evaluation, design, health sciences, and behavior psychology. In 2002, he founded the Innovation Design Empowerment Applications Laboratory (IDEA Lab) at CGU. IDEA Lab serves as a place for innovation in IT to help solve human and social problems. The lab demonstrates Chatterjee’s current research focus on health care solutions.