Ramesh Sharda is Director of the Institute for Research in Information Systems (IRIS) , ConocoPhillips Chair of Management of Technology, and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. He received his B. Eng. degree from University of Udaipur, M.S. from The Ohio State University and an MBA and Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He started and served as the Director of the MS in Telecommunications Management Program at the Oklahoma, State University, a model program of interdisciplinary graduate education. His research has been published in major journals in management science and information systems including Management Science, Information Systems Research, Decision Support Systems, Interfaces, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Computers and Operations Research, and many others. He serves on the editorial boards of journals such as the INFORMS Journal on Computing, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontiers, and OR/MS Today. His research interests are in decision support systems, especially neural network applications, and technologies for managing information overload. His teamís work on forecasting box office revenue of movies has received a lot of press. Defense Ammunitions Center, NSF, the US Department of Education, Marketing Science Institute, and other organizations have funded his research. Ramesh is also a cofounder of a company that produces virtual trade fairs, iTradeFair.com.