Kumar Mehta

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Kumar Mehta
Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management

Contact Information

Email: kmehta1@gmu.edu
Phone: (703) 993-9412
Office Location: Enterprise Hall 145
Office Hours: By appointment


Mehta joined the information systems and operations management faculty at George Mason in August 2005 after being on the faculty at the University of Connecticut. His teaching takes a business oriented approach to technical subject matters such as network design, data communications, data warehousing and business intelligence.

Mehta's dissertation focused on understanding the dynamics of electronic auction markets. In addition to his research on electronic auction and retail markets, his current research includes application of data mining techniques for knowledge discovery from time series data. He has applied genetic algorithms for research in financial forecasting and is currently researching the ability to discover patterns for use by network security and intrusion detection systems.

In 2004, Mehta received a major research grant as part of a research team exploring internet data research intelligence services.

Mehta received his baccalaureate education at the Indian Institute of Technology.

Research Interests

  • Application of data mining techniques
  • Electronic auction and retail markets


  • PhD - Management Information Systems, University of Illinois at Chicago 
  • MS - Mining Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • B.Tech, Inidan Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Research and Awards

  • Received a Teaching Award from George Mason School of Business in 2015 for faculty recognized for outstanding contributions to teaching.
  • Published an article titled, “Range Query Estimation with Data Skewness for Top-K Retrieval” (coauthored with A. Ayanso, and P. Goes) in Decision Support Systems in 2014.
  • Received a Teaching Award from George Mason’s School of Business in 2014.
  • Presented the paper titled, “Enabler or Inhibitor? Role of Information Technology in Performance-Based Management: An Agency Theory Perspective and Empirical Evidence” at the Public Management Research Conference in Madison, Wisconsin in 2013 (with Min-Seok Pang).
  • Had the presentation titled “Enabler or Inhibitor? Role of Information Technology in Performance-Based Management: An Agency Theory Perspective” published in the proceedings from the Public Management Research Association Conference in 2013 (with coauthor Min-Seok Pang).
  • Awarded the George Mason University School of Business Service Award.
  • Received the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award 2010 and the School of Business Service Award 2010 from George Mason University School of Business.