Manoj A. Thomas is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Business Information Systems. He is a recipient of the 2022-23 Fulbright Global Scholar Award in recognition of his work with Techies Without Borders. He will spend the award period advancing CMES in Sub-Saharan Africa and South America regions and conducting research to assess the knowledge needs of health professionals working in remote and rural locations.
His research interests are primarily in areas of emerging technologies, data science, and social computing. Much of his recent research explores the interplay between information systems and data science in application domains such as public health, education, and e-commerce. He conducts research in diverse settings involving uncertain environments, non-traditional users, and unconventional application of technological solutions. Manoj has received numerous research grants, and his work has been published and presented internationally. His ICT outreach and research is global, taking him to Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Oceania, South America, and the United States.
Manoj has a Bachelor of Engineering from Bharathiar University, as well as Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Information Systems, and PhD in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was a visiting Research Fellow at the Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, UK in 2018. He rides and works on motorcycles when he wants to get away from the digital realm.