Dr Arkalgud Ramaprasad is Professor Emeritus of Information and Decision Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He was also Director at Ramaiah Public Policy Center, Bengaluru. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1980; MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, 1972; B.E. (Electrical), from the University of Mysore, Karnataka, India, 1970. His current research is focused on (a) ontologies to conceptualize a problem domain systematically and systemically, (b) ontological meta-analysis of research, policies and practices in the domain and (c) ontological roadmaps for research, policies and practices in the domain.
His current areas of research include healthcare, higher education, eGovernance, smart cities and local climate change. He has held visiting faculty positions at Universidad de Chile, Universidad Católica del Norte and University of Wollongong. He visited the University of Swaziland as a Fulbright Specialist