Heikki Topi, Ph.D.

Bentley University, Waltham MA
Teradata University Fellow

Dr. Heikki Topi is a professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. He earned his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems at the Indiana University Graduate School of Business. His teaching interests cover a range of core IS topics including advanced systems analysis and design, systems modeling, data management, and IT infrastructure. His research focuses on human factors and usability in the context of enterprise systems, information search and data management, and the effects of time availability on human-computer interaction. His research has been published in journals such as European Journal of Information Systems, JASISTInformation Processing & ManagementInternational Journal of Human-Computer StudiesJournal of Database ManagementSmall Group Research, and others. 

He is co-author of a leading data management textbook Modern Database Management with Jeffrey A. Hoffer and V. Ramesh, and he served as co-editor of Auerbach's IS Management Handbook with Carol V. Brown. A new database text Essentials of Database Management (together with Jeff Hoffer and V. Ramesh) and a co-edited Volume 2 Information Systems and Technology of CRC/Chapman & Hall's Computing Handbook Set will be published soon. 

Dr. Heikki Topi has contributed to national computing curriculum development and evaluation efforts in various leadership roles (including IS 2002CC2005 Overview Report, and as a task force co-chair of IS 2010, the latest IS curriculum revision) since early 2000s. He has been a member of ACM's Education Board since Spring 2006 and has represented first AIS and then ACM on CSAB's Board since 2005.


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