Chatterjee, Samir

Professor of computer networking and telecommunications at Claremont Graduate University, USA.

Dr. Chatterjee is a Professor of computer networking and telecommunications  at CGU's School of Information Systems & Technology (SISAT). He is also considered a leading  technology designer and strategist for 21st century healthcare. He is  the founding director of Network Convergence Laboratory funded by the National Science Foundation. He joined CGU in July of 2001. He is also an adjunct faculty of the Peter F. Drucker and Ito School of Management, where he teaches on their executive MBA program. Prior to joining CGU, he was  an Associate Professor of CIS  at Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business in Atlanta.  He has  been a visiting scholar at Indian Institute of Management, (Ahmadabad & Kolkata) and Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.


Dr. Chatterjee's initial research focused on technical algorithm design in high-speed networks such as congestion control in ATM networks, performance of TCP over asymmetric networks and graph models. In 2000-2001 he became active in VoIP area and helped the SIP standardization process which eventually led to the formation of ITU-T standard known as H.350 that is a standard feature in today's Cisco and Polycom VC products. During this time he published extensively on multimedia network and convergence area. Today his work is highly transdisciplinary that crosses domains such as computer science, evaluation, design/usability, health sciences and behavior psychology. Since 2006 he has been an evangelist and champion of Design Science as a research method in IS community. He started the successful DESRIST series of conference and his book co-authored by Prof. Alan Hevner Design Research in Information Systems: Theory & Practice  is becoming the de facto reading in the field. He works closely with his graduate students in the lab and at any time the lab has several projects with 6-8 doctoral students involved in various stages of their dissertation. His entry into healthcare field has been via Telemedicine. He has worked extensively on several new telemedicine technologies and one of his Telemedicine Taxonomy paper is heavily cited in the field.  Today he leads the emerging field of Persuasive Technology which is a stimulating interdisciplinary research field that focuses on how interactive technologies and services can be designed to influence people’s attitudes and support positive behavior change. His current projects include designing ICT and mobile solutions to address chronic disease management such as obesity/diabetes, oral health hygene and he is also working closely with Loma Linda Medical center on a remote monitoring technology to assist Congestive Heart Failure patients. He was program chair of Persuasive 2009 international conference. He is healthcare track chair for ICIS 2013 .


He has published over  100 articles in refereed conferences and journals including IEEE Network, IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications, Communications of the ACM, Computer Networks, Journal of MIS, Decision Support Systems,  Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), Telemedicine & e-Health Journal, Information Systems Frontiers, Computer Communication, IEEE IT Professional, ACM CCR, Communications of AIS, Journal of Internet Technology etc. He is an Associate Editor of the MIS Quarterly, a flagship journal in IS. He was an active IETF member affiliated to several working groups and a core group member of Video Middleware Initiative within Internet-2. He has been the General Chair for SIP Workshop at Supercom (2004, 2005), Healthcom 2003 conference and Mini-track Co-Chair for HICSS Conference. He has been on the program committee of several IEEE and ACM conferences and served as TPC Vice Chair for IEEE Technical Committee EntNet@Supercom. He is fascinated with the potential of design science research methodology and is the founder of DESRIST conference.  He was the  Program Chair for the 1st and 2nd International Conference on Design Science in IS&T (DESRIST2007), and is the general chair of DESRIST 2013. His research has been funded by  National Science Foundation (NSF), Internet2, Northrop-Grumman, BellSouth, Institute for HeartMath, and several other corporations. He has served on several NSF panels, PI meetings and Computer Science and Telecom Board. He is on the editorial board of International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking and Health Systems Journal (from Palgrave Macmillan). He is member of Strategic Education Council of AHIMA, and AMIA Charter Academic member. He is also a seniot member of IEEE, and member of ACM, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society and Association for Information Systems. Dr. Chatterjee is a regular invited speaker at international meetings worldwide, consults regularly with Fortune 500 companies and serves as an advisor to many Indian IT companies.


Dr. Chatterjee received a B. Tech (Hons) in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering (1988) from Jadavpur University, India; an MS (1991) and a PhD (1994) in Computer Science from the School of Computer ScienceUniversity of Central Florida . His Ph.D thesis was on congestion control algorithms in ATM networks for multi-class service. He was Co-founder & Chairman of VoiceCore Technologies Inc., which he formed back in 2001. In 2013, he founded DCL (Dr. Chatterjee Laboratories LLC), a wireless healthcare startup. He works closely with the Venture Capital and startup community in Southern California area.  He can be reached at or