Research Overview

Vishal’s research interests are in the topic areas of business intelligence and analytics (BI&A), data mining, healthcare information technology, machine learning, and social media platforms. He sees tremendous utility in employing multiple paradigms and methods in research. In his research, he strives to investigate novel information technologies associated with artificial intelligence and natural language processing.

Research Interests
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Data Mining
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Machine Learning
  • Social Media Platforms
Current Research

Vishal’s research focuses on theorizing and examining the social media phenomena. He is analyzing the users' social media narratives, exploring the outcomes associated with social media interactions, and investigating the users’ social media roles. His goal is to inform business in understanding and responding to social media activities.


Vishal has published in major information systems journals such as the Communications of the Association for Information Systems and Information & Management. He has served as a reviewer for journals such as the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and conferences such as the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). He regularly publishes in proceedings and presents at academic conferences.

Vishal Uppala

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Richard H. Barry Hall, 236


  • PhD – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • MBA – University of Cincinnati
  • BSBA – North Carolina State University


  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems in Organizations
  • Database Systems
  • Business Computing
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