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Vimal Kumar M
Assistant Professor
Academic Group: 
Management Information Systems
Phone No.: 
+91-33-24678300 Extn. No. 2057
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Academic Background: 
PhD, Information Systems and Analytics, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli - 2021 Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), Computer Science & Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University - 2010
Courses Taught: 
Managing IT Projects Business Analytics and Data Mining HR Analytics
ICIS Registration Grant - Association of Information Systems (ICIS) - 2020 ICIS Doctoral Consortium - Association of Information Systems (ICIS) - 2019 The Path Finder - Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. - 2013 The Rising Star - Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. - 2011


Work Experience: 
Assistant Professor - Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam - Jul 2021 - Feb 2022 Assistant Manager – Systems - State Bank of Mysore (Now merged with State Bank of India) - Nov 2013 – Jun 2015 Software Engineering Senior Analyst (SAP ABAP) - Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. - Jul 2010 – Sept 2013


Journal Publications: 
Vimalkumar, M., Singh, J.B. & Gouda, S.K. (2021) "Contextualising the Relationship between Gender and Computer Self-Efficacy: An Empirical Study from India." Information & Management, 58(4) (ABDC A*, ABS 3) Vimalkumar, M., Sharma, S.K., Singh, J.B. & Dwivedi, Y.K. (2021) "‘Okay Google, What About My Privacy?’: User’s Privacy Perceptions and Acceptance of Voice Based Digital Assistants” Computers in Human Behavior, 120 (ABDC A, ABS 3) Vimalkumar, M., Gupta, A., Sharma, D., & Dwivedi, Y.K. (2021). "Understanding the Effect of Task Complexity on Automation Potential and Opacity: Implications for Algorithmic Fairness." AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, 13(1), pp. 104-129. (ABDC A, ABS 2) Vimalkumar, M., Singh, J.B. & Sharma, S.K. (2020). "Exploring the Multi-Level Digital Divide in Mobile Phone Adoption: A Comparison of Developing Nations." Information Systems Frontiers. (ABDC A, ABS 3) Singh, J. B., & Vimalkumar, M. (2019). "Evidence of Feature-Level Digital Divides in India: From Mobile Access to Use." Economic & Political Weekly, 54(32), 60–67. (ABDC B)
Singh, J.B., Vimalkumar, M., Chandwani, R. & Varkkey, B. (2020). "Machine Learning and Grounded Theory: New Opportunities for Mixed-Design Research", Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2020 (Virtual Conference) Chandwani, R. Vimalkumar, M. Kumaravel, S. & Gouda, S. K. (2020). "Physicians' Decision Criteria in Moral Dilemmas: An Empirical Investigation from India", Society for Business Ethics (SBE) Annual Meeting 2020 (Virtual Conference) Das Aundhe M., Singh J.B., Ramesh N., Vimalkumar M. (2020). "Adoption of Digital Innovation in Crop Insurance - A Data Analytics Based Benchmarking Study of Samrakshane Portal in Karnataka.", IFIP Working Group 8.6 Conference 2020 (Virtual Conference) Vimalkumar, M., Singh, J. B., & Gouda, S. K. (2019). "Is Crowdfunding for All? A Study of Medical Crowdfunding to Examine the New Facets of Digital Divide", Twenty-Third Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2019, Xi'an, China. Varadharajan, G., Sharma. R., & Vimalkumar, M. (2019). "Impact of Demonetization on Gender Divide in Financial Inclusion", 13th ISDSI Conference, India. Vimalkumar, M., & Rao, V. (2017). "User Review Aggregation and Summarisation Agent to aid e-Commerce Consumers", 5th International Conference on Business Analytics and Intelligence, DCAL, IIM-B, Bangalore, India. Kumaravel, S & Vimalkumar, M. (2017). "Unique ID for Every Citizen: Case Study from India", OR59 Annual Conference, OR Society (UK), Leicestershire, UK.
Books/Book Chapters: 
Das Aundhe M., Singh J.B., Ramesh N., Vimalkumar M. (2020). "Adoption of Digital Innovation in Crop Insurance - A Data Analytics Based Benchmarking Study of Samrakshane Portal in Karnataka." In: Sharma S.K., Dwivedi Y.K., Metri B., Rana N.P. (eds) Re-imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems: A Continuing Conversation. TDIT 2020. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 617. Springer
Research Interests: 
Multiple facets of Digital Divide and ways to bridge the digital divide Information and Communication Technologies for Development and Social Inclusion, particularly gender and financial inclusion related issues Privacy, Fairness and Accountability challenges of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning driven Grounded Theory research