Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Object-oriented software development, databases, systems architecture, systems analysis and design, quantitative analysis
PhD, University of Rhode Island
SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Blake, R. and Mangiameli, P. (2009), “Evaluating the semantic and representational consistency of interconnected structured and unstructured data”, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).
- Kyper, E. and Blake, R. (2009), “An investigation of the intention to share files over P2P networks”, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).
- Blake, R., Keisler, J., and Noonan, P. (2009) “Spreadsheet Possibilities: Best Practices & Future”, INFORMS annual conference workshop.
- Blake, R. and Mangiameli, P. (2009) “Choosing the best decision tree algorithm with noisy data”, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).
- Blake, R. and Mangiameli, P. (2009), “Structured or Unstructured: In either form, consistency is critical”, Northeast Decision Sciences (NEDSI).
- Blake, R., Keisler, J, and Wagner, J. (2009), “Implementing GIS in Spreadsheets: What, Why and How”, 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
- Blake, R. and Mangiameli, P. (2009) “The effects and interactions of data quality and problem complexity on data mining”, 13th International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ).
- Blake, R. and Mangiameli, P. (2008), “Choosing the best decision tree algorithm with noisy data”, Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI).
- Gutierrez, O., Novak, M. and Blake, R. (2008), “Using IT to capture and analyze student learning outcomes”, with Novak, Michael and Gutierrez, Instructional Technology Conference.
- Blake, R., Mangiameli, P. and Dholakia, N. (2007), “Design theory for strategic decision systems”, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI).
Over twenty-five years of industry experience, holding positions from partner to VP MIS, in several industries, including consumer goods, manufacturing, high-tech, retail, and direct-marketing.
Introduction to Computers and Information Systems, Client/Server Programming, Project Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Object-Oriented Programming for Business, Object-Oriented Information Systems, Database and Programming for Managers,Mathematical Analysis for Managers, Managerial Decision Making, Decision Support Systems and Groupware.
Data and text mining, data quality.
Member, AIS, INFORMS, SPRIG, DSI
Associate Editor for Informing Sciences
Chair of the review team to evaluate the quality of the Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis, National University of Ireland, Galway