ISS President Dr Ramnath K Chellappa handed over the award to Rahman at a recent conference at Purdue University in the USA, according to a web post of the university.
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The prize recognizes Saifur as an early career individual on a path toward making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.
The spirit of the award is to honour the memory of the late Professor Sandy Slaughter, who was tireless in her pursuit of recognising the potential leaders of the “next generation” of information systems academics.
Saifur was named one of the World’s Top 40 Business School Professors under 40 by Poets and Quants in 2017. He is one of world’s leading experts in Digital Transformations. His research primarily focuses on Digital Business, Big Data, Omni-channel Retailing, Technology Usage, Retail and Web Analytics, and Consumer Behavior and Decision-Making.
He is currently serving as an associate editor of management science and information systems research and served as the lead organiser for Krannert-Walmart Data Dive, as well as the Dawn or Doom Data Dive in cooperation with Cisco.
He earned his bachelor’s in computer science and an MBA from Southern Illinois University and his doctorate in management information systems from Purdue’s Krannert School of Management.
Saifur passed his SSC and HSC examinations from Motijheel Model High School and Notre Dame College, respectively.