Information Systems Research Program

Founded in 1978, the Information Systems Research Program (ISRP) supports the ongoing research of UCLA Anderson's faculty and students and provides close ties to the IS professional community represented by members of the  IS Associates.

The ISRP supports a variety of research activities. It funds ongoing faculty research projects. It provides for research assistantships, supports travel to scholarly conferences, and funds needed research equipment. It also supports doctoral student research and a Visiting Fellows Program. It supports research presentations by visitors, and maintains relationships with business firms that cooperate in and serve as sites for research. Among the IS Associates, a few participate in cooperative research as IS Research Associates.

Prof. Burt Swanson is Director of the ISRP.  

In the News

The UCLA Information Systems Associates celebrated their 40th anniversary at their Executive Leadership Dinner held November 8, 2018. Co-founder Prof. Eph McLean, now at Georgia State University, attended. The IS Associates further established a memorial fund to aid UCLA students in honor of co-founder and former director Dr. Lew Leeburg, who passed away last April. To learn about the fund, see here. For an account of Lew’s illustrious career with IBM and UCLA, see here.

Prof. Burt Swanson presented the paper, “Available to Meet: Advances in Professional Communications,” at the recent IFIP WG8.2 Working Conference on “Living with Monsters?”, held December 11-12, 2018, in San Francisco. He also gave a TREO talk on “Toward a New Platform for Citizen Interaction with Government,” at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), held December 13-16, 2018, in San Francisco. This past summer, he attended the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), held in Portsmouth, UK, June 25-28, 2018, where he presented the paper, "Material Consequence," at the Workshop on Technology Matters and Matters of Technology.

Also participating at ICIS in San Francisco were former IS doctoral students Cynthia Beath, Ping Wang, and Vivek Choudhury, as well as former IS faculty members Eph McLean, Lynne Markus, and Mark Silver.

For further information, please contact:  

Patrisha Reyes
Support Staff
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Cornell Hall D502
Box 951481
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Phone: (310) 825-2507