Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Dinesh Batra

Dinesh Batra

Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 250
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-2645
E: batra@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Business Administration
    Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Master, Business Administration
    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Bachelor, Technology
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Delhi, India

Areas of Expertise

  • Database Systems
  • Human and Computer Interaction
  • System Analysis and Design

Professional Activities

Dinesh Batra’s publications have appeared in Management Science, Journal of MIS, Communications of the ACM, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Database Management, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Decision Support Systems, Computers and OR, Communications of the AIS, Data Base and others. His papers have over 900 citations (source: Google Scholar). Dr. Batra has served as the Departmental editor of Data Base, and currently serves as Associate Editor in the Journal of Database Management, Communications of the AIS, and in Information Systems Management.

He is a co-author of the book Object Oriented Systems Analysis & Design published by Pearson Inc. He has supervised three doctoral dissertations. He has received several teaching awards at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has served in various departmental college-level, and university level committees.

Courses Taught

  • Accounting Data Warehousing and Analysis
  • Cooperative Education in Management Information Systems
  • Data Base Applications
  • Database Administration
  • Database Management
  • Healthcare Database Systems
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Seminar on Research in Acquiring and Implementing
  • Seminar: Acquisition & Implementation
  • Special Topics in Management Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Refereed Journal Articles

Batra, D. (2017). Adapting Agile Practices for Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Analytics. Journal of Database Management., 1-23.

Batra, D., Xia, W. & Zhang, M. (2017). Collaboration in Agile Software Development: Concept and Dimensions. Communications of the AIS., 429-449.

Batra, D., Xia, W. & Rathor, S. (2016). Agility facilitators for Contemporary Software Development. Journal of Database Management. 27 (1), 28.

Batra, D. & Wishart, N. A. (2014). Novice Designer Performance Comparison between the Entity-Relationship Event Network And The Event-based Logical Relational Design Techniques.  Journal of Database Management. 25 (3), 1-27.

Syn, T. & Batra, D. (2013). Improving Sequence Diagram Modeling Performance: A Cognitive Complexity-Based Technique for Novice Analysts. Journal of Database Management. 24 (4), 1-25.

Batra, D. (2012). An Event-Oriented Data Modeling Technique Based on the Cognitive Semantics Theory.  Journal of Database Management. 23 (4), 52-74.

Batra, D., VanderMeer, D. & Dutta, K. (2011). Extending Agile principles to larger, dynamic software projects: A theoretical assessment.  Journal of Database Management. 22 (4), 73-92.

Batra, D., Weidong, X., Debra, V. & Kaushik, D. (2010). Balancing Agile and structured approaches to manage large distributed software projects: A case study from the cruise line industry.  Communications of the AIS. 27 (1), 379-394.

Batra, D. (2009). Modified Agile practices for outsourced software projects.  Communications of the ACM. 52 (9), 143-148.

Batra, D. (2009). Devising information systems modeling techniques using the cognitive load theory.  Journal of Database Management. 20 (3), 1-9.

Batra, D. (2009). Unified Modeling Language (UML) Topics: Cognitive Issues in UML research.  Journal of Database Management. 20 (1), 1-9.

Batra, D. & Sin, T. (2008). The READY Model: Patterns of Dynamic Behavior in REA-based Accounting Applications.  Information Systems Management. 25 (3), 200-210.

Batra, D. (2008). Unified Modeling Language (UML) Topics: The Past, the Problems, and the Prospects.  Journal of Database Management. 19 (1), 1-7.

John, S., Batra, D. & Topi, H. (2007). Analysis and design in the is curriculum: Taking it the next level.  Communications of the AIS. 20, 483-496.

Batra, D. (2007). Cognitive complexity in data modeling: Causes and solutions.  Requirements Engineering Journal (REJ). 12 (4), 231-244.

Batra, D. (2006). Contemporary Practices in Systems Development.  Information Systems Management. 23 (3), 5-6.

Batra, D. (2006). Contemporary Approaches and Techniques for the Systems Analyst.  Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). 17 (3), 257-265.

Antony, S. R., Batra, D. & Santhanam, R. (2005). The use of a knowledge-based system in conceptual data modelingModeling.  Decision Support Systems. 41 (1), 176-188.

Batra, D. (2005). Conceptual Data Modeling Patterns: Representation and Validation.  Journal of Database Management. 16 (2), 84-106.

Bajaj, A., Batra, D., Hevner, A., Parsons, J. & Siau, K. (2005). Systems Analysis and Design: Should We be Researching What We Teach?.  Communications of the AIS. 15 (27), 478-493.

Batra, D. & Wishart, N. A. (2004). Comparing a Rule-based Approach with a Pattern-based Approach at Different Levels of Complexity of Conceptual Data Modeling Tasks.  International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 61 (4), 397-419.

Batra, D. (2002). A Consulting Tool for Novice Database Designers.  Data Base. 33 (3), 54-68.

Batra, D. (2001). Consulting Support Durring Conceptual Database Design in the Presence of Redundancy in Requirements Specifications, 'An Empirical Study'.  International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 54 (1), 25-51.


George, J. F., Batra, D., Valacich, J. S. & Hoffer, H. A. (2007). Object-oriented systems analysis and design. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.

George, J., Batra, D., Valacich, J. & Hoffer, J. (2004). Object-oriented systems analysis and design. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

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