What I taught in the past?


Healthcare Analytics

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the use of decision sciences and business intelligence in health-care industry. As the pressures of managed care and increasing health care costs push providers, payers and purchasers of health care to become more efficient, methods for understanding the appropriate basis for how to allocate shrinking health care resources must be understood. Moreover, the health care industry is yet to find ways to make best use of existing data to improve care, reduce costs, and provide more accessible care. In addition to developing a conceptual understanding of medical decision-making and healthcare analytics, the course will develop some technical skills in decision analysis and business intelligence. Part of the course will include hands-on experience with R and Rattle.

Healthcare Information Systems/Informatics

This course has been designed to explore the healthcare information technology planning and management issues associated with decision making in healthcare organizations. IT provides a framework to understand the types of information systems prevalent in healthcare organizations, evaluate specific strategies related to healthcare IT investments, and understand the ramifications of health data standards and privacy concerns on information management policy. In this course, you will learn how the core competencies of healthcare informatics can be developed and applied using real-world case studies. You will be exposed to specific concepts related to electronic medical records (EMR), health data and standards, sourcing, and IT investments in healthcare and will have the opportunity to work hands-on with EMR software.


Databases support an organization's highly structured operational activities (e.g., inventory, sales, marketing, personnel) as well as the ad hoc, strategic managerial analysis of complex business decision problems (e.g., new product introduction, plant expansion, downsizing, stock offerings). Therefore, the knowledge of how databases are designed and implemented is fundamental to information management or systems professionals. While visiting at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, I taught an undergraduate-level core database course. This course focuses on introducing some key e-business enabling concepts and technologies including database design, database query language (SQL), data warehouse, and PL/SQL. I used Oracle DBMS as the platform to implement assignments and exercises. The main emphasis in class is teaching concepts, with some hands-on instruction.

Information Technology in Business

Information technology (IT) has transformed all aspects of 21st century business and everyday life. New IT investments continue to be staggering. Worldwide, over $2.5 trillion is invested in IT. In the U.S., over 50% of capital expenditures are related to IT. IT has triggered new forms of organizations and business process innovation and impacted organizational structure, culture, politics, decision making and society as a whole. IT is also transforming how physical products are designed, how services are bundled with products, and how individuals interact with businesses and with other individuals. A silent transformation of physical items is occurring as more and more products use embedded IT to improve customer experience and product performance. The pervasiveness of IT is expanding global trade and changing how and where work is performed.