Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Debra VanderMeer

Debra VanderMeer

AWED/Equity Advisor

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

(305) 348-2931


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

Areas of Expertise

  • Conceptual modeling for system design
  • IS design to support work design
  • Recommendation systems

Professional Activities

Debra Vander Meer is a Professor of Information Systems at Florida International University. Her current research interests focus on applying concepts from computer science and information systems to real-world problems. Her work appears in premier journals and conferences in these areas. Prior to joining FIU, she spent a decade working in industry, including roles in a venture-funded startup. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and a PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

Courses Taught

  • Business Application Development
  • Health Care Information Management
  • Health Informatics/Analytics Practicum
  • 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
  • Technical and Data Architectures and Standards for
  • Web Management

Refereed Journal Articles

Jiang, H., Gomes, P., VanderMeer, D. E., Castillo, A., & Castellanos Bueso, A.


<a href="https://nursing.jmir.org/2023/1/e40676">Nurses’ Work Concerns and Disenchantment During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Machine Learning Analysis of Web-Based Discussions</a>.

JMIR Nursing

, 6(6:e40676)


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Jiang, H., Gomes, P. J., & VanderMeer, D. E.


<a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167923623000015">Promoting continuity of care in nurse-patient assignment: A multiple objective heuristic algorithm</a>.

Decision Support Systems


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Mukherjee, A., Sundarraj, R., VanderMeer, D. E., & Dutta, K.


Domain-independent real-time service provisioning in digital platforms: Featuring bundling and customer time-preference.

Decision Support Systems


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

Castillo, A., VanderMeer, D., & Castellanos, A. (2018). ExUP recommendations: Inferring user's product metadata preferences from single-criterion rating systems. Decision Support Systems, 108. View Article

Tremblay, M., VanderMeer, D., & Beck, R. (2018). The Effects of the Quantification of Faculty Productivity: The Influence of Journal List Adoption on Information Systems Research. Communications of the AIS, 43. View Article

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

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

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). View Article

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). View Article

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

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

VanderMeer, D., Datta, A., Dutta, K., & Liang, Q. (2012). SOA performance enhancement through XML fragment caching. Information Systems Research, 23(2). View Article

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

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

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). View Article

Tremblay, M. C., 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). View Article

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

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). View Article

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). View Article

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). View Article

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). View Article

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). View Article

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

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). View Article

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). View Article

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). View Article


VanderMeer, D., Tremblay, M. C., Rothenberger, M., Gupta, A., & Yoon, V. (2014). Advancing the Impact of Design Science: Moving from Theory to Practice. Switzerland: Springer.

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