Arun Rai

Regents' Professor;Director, Center for Digital Innovation

Georgia State University

Arun Rai is Regents’ Professor of the University System of Georgia, holds the Howard S. Starks Distinguished Chair, and is the director of the Center for Digital Innovation at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. His research focuses on the design and deployment of AI and complementary digital technologies to create value and mitigate risks in business, education, and society. He is co-principal investigator on a joint project with MIT, Georgia State University, and Quinsigamond Community College, sponsored by the Axim Collaborative, to develop GenAI tutors for equitable student success in post-secondary computing education. Focusing on an introductory programming course, a co-design method feedback on the tutor’s features is continually gathered from students, instructors, teaching assistants, and administrators. The tutor will undergo pilot testing at the three collaborating institutions. This project will provide initial evidence on how GenAI tutors can be designed and used to promote inclusive and equitable learning outcomes for underserved students, what factors facilitate or hinder the effective utilization of GenAI tutors, and how GenAI and human tutors can synergistically support the unique learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds in a personal and scalable manner. He has served as editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly, a premier journal in information systems and as senior editor and associate editor for other top journals. He is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and a Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS). He was conferred Impact Awards from the AIS and INFORMS ISS and the LEO Award from the AIS for Lifetime Exceptional Achievement.