Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Debra VanderMeer

Debra VanderMeer

Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow

Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 256B
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-2931
E: vanderd@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Computer Science
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Master of Science, Management Information Systems
    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Bachelor of Science, Languages
    Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia

Areas of Expertise

  • Database Systems
  • Dynamic Web-Caching
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Mobile Data Management

Professional Activities

Dr. VanderMeer´s research interests focus on applying concepts developed in Computer Science and Information Systems to solve real-world problems. She is widely published in well-known journals, such as Management Science, ACM Transactions on Database Systems and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, as well as prestigious conference proceedings, including the International Conference on Data Engineering, International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems and the Very Large Database Conference.

She also has significant professional experience in the software industry. She has served in engineering and managerial roles in large companies, as well as early-stage venture-funded software enterprises.

Courses Taught

  • Business Application Development
  • Information Systems Planning
  • Management Information Systems Internship
  • Managing Distributed Architectures
  • Ph.D. Dissertation
  • Seminar on Systems Analysis
  • Special Topics in Management Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis
  • Web Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Dutta, K. & VanderMeer, D. (2018). Caching to Reduce Mobile App Energy Consumption.  ACM Transactions on the Web. 12 (1).

Castillo, A., VanderMeer, D. & Castellanos, A. (2018). ExUP recommendations: Inferring user's product metadata preferences from single-criterion rating systems.  Decision Support Systems.

Kajanan, S., Yang, B., Datta, A., VanderMeer, D. & Dutta, K. (2014). Efficient Automatic Search Query Formulation Using Phrase-Level Analysis.  Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 65 (5), 1058&&#.

Dutta, K. & VanderMeer, D. (2014). Enabling Resource Access Visibility for Automated Enterprise Services.  Journal of Database Management.

Pervin, N., Fang, F., Datta, A., Dutta, K. & VanderMeer, D. (2013). Fast, Scalable, and Context-Sensitive Detection of Trending Topics in Microblog Post Streams.  ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. 3 (5).

Shaw, R., Datta, A., VanderMeer, D. & Dutta, K. (2013). Building a scalable database-driven reverse dictionary.  IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 25 (3), 528-540.

VanderMeer, D., Datta, A. & Dutta, K. (2012). A cost-based database request distribution technique for online e-commerce applications.  MIS Quarterly. 36 (2), 479-507.

VanderMeer, D., Datta, A., Dutta, K. & Liang, Q. (2012). SOA performance enhancement through XML.  Information Systems Research. 23 (2), 505-535.

Dutta, K., VanderMeer, D. & Ramamritham, K. (2012). Managing RFID events in large-scale distributed RFID.  Information Technology &; Management. 12, 253-272.

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.

Dutta, K. & VanderMeer, D. (2011). Cost-based decision-making in middleware virtualization environments.  European Journal of Operational Research. 210 (2), 344-357.

Batra, D., Xia, W., VanderMeer, D. & Dutta, K. (2010). Balancing agile and structured development approaches to successfully manage large distributed software projects: A case study from the cruise line industry.  Communications of the AIS. 27 (1), 379-394.

Tremblay, M., Dutta, K. & VanderMeer, D. (2010). Using data mining techniques to discover bias patterns in missing data.  ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality. 2 (1), 1-19.

VanderMeer, D. & Dutta, K. (2009). Applying learner-centered design principles to UML sequence diagrams.  Journal of Database Management. 20 (1), 25-47.

Dutta, K., VanderMeer, D., Datta, A., Keskinocak, P. & Ramamritham, K. (2007). A fast method for discovering critical edge sequences in e-commerce catalogs.  European Journal of Operational Research. 181 (2), 855-871.

Dutta, K., Datta, A., VanderMeer, D., Thomas, H. & Ramamritham, K. (2007). REDAL: An efficient and practical request distribution technique for application server clusters.  IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. 18 (11), 1516-1528.

Datta, A., Dutta, K., Thomas, H., VanderMeer, D. & Ramamritham, K. (2004). Proxy-Based Acceleration of Dynamically Generated Content on the World Wide Web.  ACM Transactions on Database Systems. 29 (2), 403-443.

Datta, A., Dutta, K., Thomas, H. & VanderMeer, D. (2003). World Wide Wait: A Study of Internet Scalability and Cache-Based Approaches to Alleviate It.  Management Science. 49 (10), 1425-1444.

VanderMeer, D., Datta, A., Dutta, K. & Ramamritham, K. (2003). Mobile User Recovery in the Context of Internet Transactions.  IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 2 (2), 132-146.

Datta, A., Dutta, K., Thomas, H., VanderMeer, D., Ramamritham, K. & D Fishman. (2002). Accelerating Dynamic Web Content Generation.  IEEE Internet Computing. 6 (5), 27-36.

Datta, A., VanderMeer, D. & Ramamritham, K. (2002). Parallel Star Join + Data Indexes: Efficient Query Processing in Data Warehouses and OLAP.  IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 14 (6), 1299-1326.

Datta, A., Dutta, K., VanderMeer, D., Ramamritham, K. & Navathe, S. (2001). An Architecture to Support Scalable Online Personalizations on the Web.  Very Large Database Journal. 10 (1), 104-117.

Datta, A., VanderMeer, D., Celik, C. & Kumar, V. (1999). Broadcast Protocols to Support Efficient Retrieval from Databases by Mobile Users.  ACM Transactions on Database Systems. 24 (1), 1-79.

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