Decision Support Systems, 90-745, Spring 1996

This document was last modified on 1/19/96
Instructor: Ramayya Krishnan
Class Times: 5:30pm-9:00pm, Th
Classroom Location
Office: 2109A HBH
Phone: 268-2174
Fax: 268-7036
Class Bboard: org.heinz.dss
Teaching Assistants: Sumit Dutta Chowdhury
Sumit's Office Hours: TTh 3:30-5pm

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My name is Ramayya Krishnan. I am an Associate Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at The Heinz School. My teaching and research interests are in Decision Support Systems and Telecommunications Management.

My office is 2109A Hamburg Hall. I will usually be available to meet in my office 4pm-5:30pm on Thursday. However, it is a good idea to schedule an appointment with me. You should also use the bboard and email to communicate with me and the TAs. Remember that all postings to the bboard are public. If you would like to send me a message, please use email.

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Performance on homeworks and a semester long project will determine your grade in this class. The homeworks will test your ability to integrate an understanding of organizational context, decision processes, and information/modeling technologies. The the semester long project will give you ample opportunity to develop your systems analysis, design and implementation skills. By design, most homeworks and the projects will be open ended will require you to structure problems and synthesize solutions.

All work in this class will be completed by students working together in groups of three. Each group will be assigned a grade, and the grade will apply to each member of the group. Informed and effective participation in classroom discussions is an important component of the class and will contrubute toward your grade.

All position papers and final project reports will need to be marked up in HTML and made available on the Web. If you need to learn HTML, use this primer . Brief overveiws of the term project will be presented to the class on May 2. Each group should plan on a 15 minute presentation.

Important Dates

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If you have any comments, about the course or any other matter, send me email at

Ramayya Krishnan

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