Faculty

Dr. Roger Bohn, GIIC Director

The GIIC Director is Professor Roger Bohn of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at UC San Diego. Dr. Bohn’s research areas include industrial innovation, advanced storage technologies and management, and productivity. His work has been widely published in academic and industry publications. Bohn did his undergraduate work at Harvard University, and received his doctorate from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Before coming to UCSD he taught for 7 years at the Harvard Business School. He has also taught at MIT, Oxford, and Melbourne Business School. He is a member of the IEEE, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the American Economic Association.

Dr. James Short, GIIC Research Director

The GIIC Research Director is Dr. James Short of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at UC San Diego. Dr. Short’s research areas include information value and IT strategy, business process and business network redesign, and IT forecasting, market transparency and disclosure in technology businesses. His work has been widely published in academic and industry publications. Short completed his undergraduate and advanced degrees at MIT and was previously Visiting Associate Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has held posts at the London Business School (LBS) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, were he was a Fellow in the Belfer School of Science and Technology during academic year 1999-2000. Short has also taught in the management information systems (MIS) programs at Boston University and the Theseus Institute, Sophia Antipolis, France. He is active in academic and industry professional associations.

Dr. Peter F. Cowhey, GIIC Research Scholar

Peter Cowhey is the UC San Diego Associate Vice Chancellor of International Affairs and Dean of IR/PS. Dr. Cowhey is an expert on U.S. foreign policy and technology policy. He has published extensively on comparative foreign policy and international issues involving Asia and the United States. He has also done extensive work on international trade, technology and investment policy. His special expertise is the international communications and information industries. He is a former chief of the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and negotiated many of the U.S. international agreements for telecommunications and satellite services. He had responsibility for antitrust decisions involving the communications and satellite industries. Cowhey is a research scholar at the California Institute on Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2) and is a non-resident fellow of the Annenberg Center of Communications at USC. He also consults extensively for the telecommunications and information technology industries.

Dr. John Richards, GIIC Research Scholar

John Richards is a GIIC Research Scholar. His areas of research focus on the competitiveness and regulation of international information technology and telecommunications (ICT) markets. More broadly, he has published extensively on the evolution and regulation of international markets in network-based industries (telecom, IT, aviation). John received his Ph.D. from UC San Diego. He held posts in the Stanford Economics Department prior to joining McKinsey & Company in their Palo Alto office. He currently works at Microsoft in their online services group.

Dr. Andrew Odlyzko, GIIC Research Scholar

Andrew Odlyzko is Director of the interdisciplinary Digital Technology Center, holds an ADC Professorship, and is a Professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. Prior to assuming that position in 2001, he devoted 26 years to research and research management at Bell Telephone Laboratories, AT&T Bell Labs, and AT&T Labs, as that organization evolved and changed its name. He has written over 150 technical papers in computational complexity, cryptography, number theory, combinatorics, coding theory, analysis, probability theory, and related fields, and has three patents. He has an honorary doctorate from Univ. Marne la Vallee and serves on editorial boards of over 20 technical journals, as well as on several advisory and supervisory bodies. _In recent years he has also been working on electronic publishing, electronic commerce, and economics of data networks. He may be known best for his early debunking of the myth of Internet traffic doubling every three or four months.

Dr. Jessica Wallack, GIIC Research Scholar

Wallack's work focuses on the factors that create successful partnerships between entrepreneurs, NGOs, corporations, and governments. Wallack is currently on leave working with the Center for Development Finance at the Institute for Financial Management and Research in Chennai, India. Her ongoing academic projects include research on the politics and economics of private participation in infrastructure development in India and Latin America, as well as the social and organizational challenges involved in development or public-purpose technology interventions. In addition to a variety of articles in scholarly journals, Wallack recently published a book, Federalism and Economic Reform, with T.N. Srinivasan of Yale University. She is writing a second book on India's infrastructure markets and reforms with N.K. Singh, former economic advisor to the Prime Minister and member of the Planning Commission of India. Wallack co-authors a biweekly commentary on Indian economic and social policy for the Express Group, one of the largest English-language newspapers in India.

John Rockart, GIIC Research Scholar

John Rockart founded and directed the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management for 25 years. Professor Rockart investigates managers' usage of computer-based information with a special concentration on the need to design information flow for effective decision-making. He also studies the changing role of information technology and the implementation of integrated global systems. His book, Executive Support Systems: The Emergence of Top Management Computer Use (Dow Jones-Irwin, 1988) won the 1989 Nonfiction Computer Press Association Book of the Year Award.

Michael Earl, GIIC Research Scholar

Michael Earl is Professor of Information Management, Chairman of Executive Education, and Dean of Templeton College, Oxford. Michael Earl was previously Professor of Information Management at London Business School for eleven years, during which time he held the roles of Deputy Dean and Acting Dean. Prior to that he was a Fellow of Templeton College and a lecturer at Manchester Business School.

He works at the intersection of business strategy and IT and has published widely, including in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, MIS Quarterly, and the Journal of Management Information Systems. His book Management Strategies for Information Technology became a best seller.
Earl was a member of the UK government's task force on e-commerce and consults for several multinationals.