Chaitanya "Chai" Sambhara

Assistant Professor

Information Systems & Analytics



  • Ph.D. Georgia State University, Process Innovation and Computer Information Systems, (2015)
  • M.S. Georgia State University, Computer Science, (2008)
  • BTech. Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, (2005)


  • Assistant Professor, Miami University, Oxford, OH (2015-present).
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Atlanta, GA (2009)
  • Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Atlanta, GA (2008-2009)
  • Database Administration, BNSF Railway, Fort Worth, TX (2008)
  • Database Administration, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA (2007)
  • Air Traffic Control, Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar, India (2004)
  • Telecommunications, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Cuttack, India (2003)


  • Gregory, T., Mathiassen, L., Sambhara, C., Chains of Control in Agile Software Development, 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Chicago, IL, August 15-17, 2013
  • Sambhara, C., Rai A., Keil, M., Kasi, V., Risks And Controls In Electronic Reverse Auctions: Comparing Buyer And Supplier Perspectives,Atlanta-Athens Conference on Research in Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, March 31, 2012
  • Sambhara, C., Keil, M., Rai A., Kasi, V., Buyers’ Perceptions of the Risks of Internet Enabled Reverse Auctions, 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Detroit, MI, August 4-7, 2011
  • Sambhara, C., Internet Enabled Reverse Auctions: A Literature Synthesis, 14th Annual Conference of the Southern Association for Information Systems, Atlanta, GA, March 25-26, 2011


  • 2014: Doctoral Consortia, International Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2014: Doctoral Consortia, Americas Conference on Information Systems, Savannah, GA
  • 2013: Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding teaching performance. J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • 2008: Most BNSF Spirit Award, BNSF Railway
  • 2001: Best Speaker Award at National Youth Parliament competition conducted by Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (Government of India)


  • Research: Business Value of IT, IT-Enabled Business Process Innovation, Firm and Process Risks, and IT-Enabled Internal Controls Capabilities, Enterprise Systems
  • Teaching: Programming, Databases, Business Analytics, Supply Chains


  • IT strategy
  • Information technology


Dr. Chaitanya "Chai" Sambhara joined the Miami University faculty in fall 2015. He graduated with a PhD in Information Systems and Process Innovation in summer 2015, and master’s degree in Computer Science in Fall 2008, both from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Sambhara's research examines the business value of Information Technology investments where he studies how IT implementation and use can solve problems pertaining to firms’ accounting, finance, and supply chain problems. Specifically, Dr. Sambhara's research investigates how the implementation and use of enterprise systems, along with complementary resources and capabilities, can a) improve business processes, b) strengthen internal and external controls, c) mitigate process and firm level risks, and d) lead to higher profitability and firm performance.

Dr. Sambhara's has work experience in IT and operations in manufacturing, railroad, telecommunications, aviation, and healthcare industries. He has worked as a programmer, database administrator and procurement analyst. His teaching experience includes a programming course in Java at Georgia State University for which he received the year 2013 GTA teaching excellence award for his outstanding teaching performance at J. Mack Robinson College of Business (RCB), Georgia State University.


  • ISA 281 A 4:25-5:45 MW FSB 2037
  • ISA 281 B 6-7:20 MW FSB 2037

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