Ravi Sen

Associate Professor


Dr. Ravi Sen is an Associate Professor at Mays Business School, Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include cybersecurity, open source software, and economics of electronic commerce. He has published in the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Production and Operations Management (POM), Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), Decision Support Systems (DSS), Decision Sciences (DS), International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC), Communications of AIS (CAIS), Electronic Markets (EM), and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (JECR). Dr. Sen’s work has been recognized in media as evident in his articles on cybersecurity published in The Conversation and republished in more than two dozen news outlets. These articles have together garnered a readership count of approximately 76000. He has been interviewed on cybersecurity issues by news programs in USA, Australia, and South Korea. His work has been cited more than 1960 times (Google Scholar) and his papers have been downloaded 2260 times (AIS Electronic Library). AIS Scholar Rankings (2003-2022) of all MIS scholars has ranked Dr. Sen at 173 (Based on Adjusted Count of Publications in MISQ, ISR, and JMIS), and at 187 (Based on Weighted Count of Publications in MISQ, ISR, and JMIS). Dr. Sen was a member of the multi-disciplinary team led by Dr. Satish Bukkapatnam that won a $500,000 Texas A&M X-Grant (2018-2020) for the project titled Autonomous Material Discovery and Manufacturing via Artificial Intelligence. He was also a member of the team led by Dr. Bani Mallik that won the $1.5 million NSF TRIPODS (Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science) grant in 2019, which led to the foundation of Texas A&M Research Institute for Foundations of Interdisciplinary Data Science.


  • Research– My current research focusing on cybersecurity has significant societal impact. I am collaborating with a diverse team of academics from engineering, mathematics, and business on cybersecurity research in domains such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology management, and cyber-physical systems. The research questions addressed in my studies have strategic implications for organizations, and cybersecurity policy implications for nation states.
  • Teaching– I teach cybersecurity for managers, a course that covers cybersecurity policy, essential cybersecurity controls, and cybersecurity risk assessment. Cybersecurity management, for legal and strategic reasons, is now an important managerial function. This course helps address the global gap between supply and demand of cybersecurity professionals. It prepares future practitioners to manage cybersecurity in their organizations and assume leadership roles in their organizations and societies to spread cybersecurity understanding.

Research Interests

Cybersecurity, Open Source Software, Economics of E-Commerce


Title Year Type

Challenges to Cybersecurity: Current State of Affairs

Communications of AIS

2018 Article

Cybersecurity of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) - State of the Art, Challenges, and Research Opportunities

Communications of AIS

2020 Article

Cyberattacks by Malicious Hackers: Impact of Competition in Software Markets.

Journal of Management Information Systems

2020 Article

Determinants of Software Vulnerability Disclosure Timing

Production and Operations Management

2020 Article

Online Training of Salespersons: Impact, Heterogeneity, and Spillover Effects

Journal of Marketing Research

2021 Article