Dr. Shilpa Balan

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College of Business and Economics
Information Systems
Office Location: ST 603
Email: sbalan@calstatela.edu
 

Shilpa Balan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems in the College of Business and Economics at California State University-LA. She joined the department in Fall 2015. Dr. Balan earned her PhD degree in Management Information Systems from University of Mississippi, focusing on Data Mining and Data Analytics. Professor Balan is very passionate about Analytics and Programming and teaches Information Systems and Business Intelligence courses. Dr. Balan’s broad research interests are in Business Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Healthcare Informatics, Mobile Apps for Healthcare, and the integration of Information Technology to pedagogic practices. She has co-authored a book titled Business Intelligence in Healthcare with IBM Watson Analytics.

Dr. Balan has received several awards for her research work and mentorship of students. In May 2019, Dr. Balan received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research and Mentorship Award by the College of Business and Economics. In April 2018, Dr. Balan was nominated by her wonderful students and was awarded the Faculty Mentorship Award for Research Activities and Scholarship by the office of Graduate Studies, California State University-Los Angeles. In August 2016, Dr. Balan has been awarded the 'Most Promising Research' Award by the College of Business at California State University-LA. Dr. Balan is a recipient of Education Grants from Tableau, Qlik and IBM-Watson Analytics. She is also a recipient of the Microsoft Azure Educator Grant Award. She is a receipient of the Research Grant Award from California State University-LA for Big Data Analytics research in Healthcare for the academic years 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2018-2019. She was also awarded the Faculty Scholar Award at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing event in October 2016 at Houston, TX.

Dr. Balan serves on the Editorial Review Board for International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI-IGI Global) and International Journal of Public Health Management and Ethics (IJPHME-IGI Global).

 

Fall 2019 Schedule

CIS 2830- Introduction to Application Programming [Python] (Tue/Thu: 12:15-1:30 pm)
CIS 4150- Foundations of Business Intelligence (Tue/Thurs: 10:50 am-12:05 pm)
CIS 5250- Visual Analytics (Wed: 6:00-8:45 pm)
 

 

Courses Taught (Semester System)

CIS 3060- Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 3610- Web Design and Development
CIS 3980- Undergraduate Directed Study in Big Data/ Web and Mobile App Development 
CIS 4150- Foundations of Business Intelligence
CIS 4200- Business Intelligence and Data warehouse
CIS 4810- Healthcare Application Systems
CIS 4870- Decision Support Systems
CIS 5210- Healthcare Data Analytics
CIS 5250- Visual Analytics
CIS 5270- Business Intelligence
CIS 5810- Healthcare Information Systems
CIS 5980- Graduate Study in Big Data/ Business Intelligence/ Healthcare Informatics/ NoSQL
BUS 5980- Graduate Study: Big Data
BUS 5970- Graduate Research (in Business Intelligence)

 

Courses Taught (Quarter System)

CIS 301- Management Information Systems
CIS 405- Database Design and Development
CIS 406- Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 454- Special Topics: Business Intelligence & Data Visualization
CIS 487- Decision Support Systems
CIS 598- Graduate Study in Big Data/ Business Intelligence/ Healthcare Informatics
BUS 597- Graduate Research (in Business Intelligence)

Academic Service 

Department Service:

  • Undergraduate Studies Committee, Information Systems Department, (2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-Present, California State University-Los Angeles. 
  • Graduate Studies Committee, 2018-present. Information Systems Department, California State University-Los Angeles
  • Graduate Studies Committee, 2015-2017. Information Systems Department, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Alternate, 2017-2018. Information Systems Department, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee, Alternate, 2015-2016. Information Systems Department, California State University-Los Angeles.

College (College of Business and Economics) Service:

  • Co-Issue Editor, Business Forum Journal, 2019, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • BITS Student Club Faculty Advisor, 2016 to Present, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • CBE Research RoundTables Taskforce, 2018 to present
  • CBE Student Affairs Committee Representative, College Level, 2018-2020, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • CBE Undergraduate Studies Committee, Alternate-College Level, 2018-2020, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • CBE Graduate Studies Committee, Alternate-College Level, 2017-2018, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • CBE Taskforce for M.S. Business Analytics Program, Spring 2017, California State University-Los Angeles.  
  • CBE Taskforce for Research Seminar, 2017-2018.  
  • Session Chair, CBE Research Seminar, Spring 2017

University Service:

  • EPC (Educational Policy Committee), University level, Fall 2019 to present, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • External Awards Nominating Committee, University level, Fall 2019 to present, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • University Academic Senate, CBE Representative. 2018 to present, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • University Library Subcommittee, Alternate, 2018-2021, California State University-Los Angeles.
  • University General Education Subcommittee, University level, Fall 2017, California State University-Los Angeles.   
  • University Taskforce for increasing Response Rate of Student Opinion Online Surveys on Instruction, University level, (2017-2018), California State University-Los Angeles.
  • University Web Management Committee, University level, Spring 2018, California State University-Los Angeles.  

 

Faculty Advisor for BITS (Business Informatics and Technology Society). (Previously known as Coding Club). 

http://www.calstatela.edu/orgs/codingclub

 

 

 

 

 

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