Big Data in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry: A review of the state-of-the-art

Nir Kshetri  delivered a keynote speech at the 6th conference on Productivity, Competitiveness and Human Capital in Organizations (VI Congreso de Productividad, Competitividad y Capital Humano en la Organizaciones), which was held in Universid2016_september_mexico_tijuana-059ad Autonoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico. The title of his presentation was “Big data in the tourism and hospitality industry: A review of the state-of-the-art”.

Nir Kshetri: After the NSA hack: Cybersecurity in an even more vulnerable world

Nir Kshetri wrote an article “After the NSA hack: Cybersecurity in an even more vulnerable world” for The Conversation, https://Nir Kshetri - (August 18). This article was reprinted in a number of media outlets including U.S. News & World Report (, New Boston Post (, (, AP News (, SF Gate ( and (, Greenwich Time (, (, The Houston Chronicle (, The Revoluzionne ( ), United Press International (UPI)  (, Observer (, MSN (, TechCentral (, Homeland Security News Wire (

Nir Kshetri was interviewed by National Post Radio, the morning national news show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Toronto studios, Canada ( The interview was about recent cybersecurity breach with the National Security Agency (NSA). 

Eloise Hassell shares strategies for success at New Student Convocation

convocation-30663-fThe Key to Success:  Choices

  • Pay attention to your surroundings
  • Make friends
  • Try out your major
  • Pick your priorities
  • Go to class
  • Have Fun
  • Get involved on campus
  • Look for the good in everyone.

Campus Weekly article

Senior Research Award winner Nir Kshetri studies how technology can help transform the least developed countries.

Nir Kshetri - Ahead of his time

Almost 20 years have passed since management professor Nir Kshetri made a career-altering discovery in a small village in Nepal. An assistant professor at Kathmandu University, he’d been working as a trainer for various projects sponsored by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, the German Technical Cooperation and the Nepal Agricultural Development Bank. The goal was to help Nepalese farmers modernize the way they go about farming and selling their commodities.

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Vas Taras presents at TEDxGreensboro

The topic of the presentation was “Can CVas Taras - TEDxGreensbororowdsourcing Do To Business Consulting What Wikipedia did to the Encyclopedia Britannica.” Vas Taras shared some ideas and visions based on his research around X-Culture for the future of the business consulting industry.  He talked about X-Culture and where this can lead us.

Bryan School Graduation – 2016


Ceremony Marshals – Omar Ajaj, Evan Bradner, Briana Cook, Jessica Debnam, Ashley Hogan, Eric Ibarra, Shelley Ibarra, Asia Jones, Yunhwan Kim, Madison Landers, Nick Lindsey, Charlotte Maurno, Alexus McFarlane, Sarah Stephanie C. Plante, Stephanie Shaneyfelt, Ashley Walker, Abagayle Younts


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Target Challenge Project – 2016


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First Place – $2,000 Award Winners -Stephen Caldwell, Nicole Pocchiari, Jeffrey Wells and Seth Pfund-Kraus


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Second Place – $1,000 Award Winners  – Corey Barger, Kayel Locke, Ashlyn Godec, Cameron Willard and Zavier McGann


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Target Challenge – Finalist


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Target Challenge – Finalist – Evan Autry, Brittany Jones, Joel Godfrey and Tori Tamborino

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Target Challenge – Finalist – Lindsey Hill, Claudia Henley, Kaleesha Knox, Man Ting Mak, and Amy Arzola

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Target Challenge – Second Place Winners

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Target Challenge – First Place Winners

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MBA745 – Study Abroad in Germany 2016

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Belgium – Spring Break MGT303 Trip

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Why the IRS was just hacked again and what the FEDs can do about it

Author:  Dr. Nir Kshetri  2/16/16 in The Conversation

Last month hackers stole Internal Revenue Service data belonging to more than 100,000 taxpayers. This sort of attack on the IRS and other federal computer systems keeps happening – and succeeding – because the government’s cyberdefenses are not strong enough to resist.

Hacking of U.S. government electronic databases is a near-constant threat. Attacks allegedly come from criminal gangs in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, often seeking financial information from systems like the IRS, which holds personal data on hundreds of millions of taxpayers.