Pallab Sanyal

George Mason University Costello College of Business Faculty Pallab Sanyal
Titles and Organizations

Area Chair, Information Systems and Operations Management
Additional Roles: Professor, Information Systems and Operations Management

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-1888
Office Location: Enterprise Hall 148
Office Hours: By appointment

Personal Websites


Pallab Sanyal is a professor of information systems and operations management (ISOM) at the George Mason University Costello College of Business. He is also serving as the chair of the Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) area. Prior to that, he served as the director of MBA programs for three years.  

Sanyal’s primary research interest lies in understanding how the design of information systems influences the decisions people make thereby leading to certain individual, organizational, and societal outcomes. His research has been published in Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research (ISR), the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Production and Operations Management (POM), and the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) among other outlets. He has presented his research at many international conferences, including CIST, ICIS, INFORMS, SCECR, WISE, and WITS. At WITS, his papers were twice nominated for the best paper award. Sanyal's dissertation research won the Design Science Research Award from the INFORMS Information Systems Society.  

Sanyal serves as an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research (ISR) and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). He has received the Best Reviewer and Best Associate Editor awards from ISR. He has also served on the organization committees of many conferences, including AMCIS and WITS.  

Sanyal teaches information technology management, and business analytics at the graduate level, and has taught data mining, networks and security, database design, and programming at the undergraduate level.  He has received many teaching awards, including a George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award in 2014. 

Prior to joining academia, Sanyal worked as an IT consultant for nine years—in India, Singapore, the UK, and the US. Some of the companies he has consulted for include Keppel Corporation in Singapore, Texas Instruments in the UK, and Target Corporation in the US. 

Sanyal is a member of the Association of Information Systems (AIS), the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Information Systems Society (ISS). 

Research Interests

  • Electronic Markets
  • Information Security
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Human-AI interaction


  • PhD - Information and Decision Sciences, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • MBA - MIS & Finance, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • BE - Computer Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India

Research and Awards

  • “An Examination of the Dynamics of Crowdsourcing Contests: Role of Feedback Type,” with S. Ye, Information Systems Research, in press, 2023. 
  • “An Empirical Examination of the Economics of Mobile Application Security,” with N. Menon, and M. Siponen, MIS Quarterly, 45(4), 2021, pp. 2235-2260. 
  • “How Decision Complexity Affects Outcomes in Combinatorial Auctions,” with G. Adomavicius, S. P. Curley, and A. Gupta, Production and Operations Management, 29(11), 2020, pp. 2579-2600. 
  • MBA Elective Faculty of the Year, School of Business, George Mason University, 2023. 
  • Outstanding Research and Publication Award, School of Business, George Mason University, 2021. 
  • Outstanding Service Award, School of Business, George Mason University, 2021. 
  • Associate Editor of the Year, Information Systems Research, 2020.