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Guatam Pant
Associate Professor and Co-Director, Management Sciences Undergraduate Program
Henry B. Tippie Research Fellow
Contact
319-335-0961
Office
W356 Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Academic history 
PhD in Business Administration, The University of Iowa, 2004
MS in Computer Science, Baylor University, 1999
BE in Computer Engineering, VJTI, University of Mumbai, 1996
Expertise 
Analytics
Business Intelligence
Online Visibility
Web Mining
Awards 
Best Associate Editor, Information Systems Research (ISR) Journal, 2013
David Eccles Emerging Scholar, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, 2009
Selected publications 

Web Footprints of Firms: Using Online Isomorphism for Competitor Identification. Gautam Pant, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Information Systems Research, 2015

Status Locality on the Web: Implications for Building Focused Collections. Gautam Pant, Padmini Srinivasan, Information Systems Research, 2013, vol 24, 802-821

Can Visible Cues in Search Results Indicate Vendors' Reliability?. Zhongming Ma, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Gautam Pant, Alicia Iriberri, Decision Support Systems, 2012, vol 52, 768–775

Mining Competitor Relationships from Online News: A Network-based Approach. Zhongming Ma, Gautam Pant, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, 2011, vol 10, 418-427

Examining the Organic and Sponsored Search Results: A Vendor Reliability Prespective. Zhongming Ma, Gautam Pant, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Journal of Computer Information Systems, 2010, vol 50, 30-38

Predicting Web Page Status. Gautam Pant, Padmini Srinivasan, Information Systems Research, 2010, vol 21, 345-364

Discovering Company Revenue Relations from News: A Network Approach. Zhongming Ma, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Gautam Pant, Decision Support Systems, 2009, vol 47, 408-414

Interest-based Personalized Search. Zhongming Ma, Gautam Pant, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2007, vol 25

Link Contexts in Classifier-Guided Topical Crawlers. Gautam Pant, Padmini Srinivasan, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), 2006, vol 18, 107-122

Learning to Crawl: Comparing Classification Schemes. Gautam Pant, Padmini Srinivasan, ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS), 2005, vol 23

A General Evaluation Framework for Topical Crawlers. Padmini Srinivasan, Filippo Menczer, Gautam Pant, Information Retrieval, 2005, vol 8, 417-447

Topical web crawlers: Evaluating adaptive algorithms. Filippo Menczer, Gautam Pant, Padmini Srinivasan, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), 2004, vol 4

Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Gautam Pant, Filippo Menczer, Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, 2002, vol 5, 221-229

Conference proceedings 

The Diffusion of User Roles via Social Networks in Online Health Communities. Xi Wang, Kang Zhao, Gautam Pant, Proceedings of The 25th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'15), 2015

Predicting Audience Demographics of Web Sites: Design vs. Content Cues. Iljoo Kim, Gautam Pant, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), 2010

A Network-Based Approach to Mining Competitor Relationships from Online News. Zhongming Ma, Gautam Pant, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2009

Avoiding the Blind Spots: Competitor Identification Using Web Text and Linkage Structure. Gautam Pant, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2009

Utility-biased Web Crawler: Combining Topicality and Status. Gautam Pant, Padmini Srinivasan, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), 2008

The Inorganic Side of Paid Search. Zhongming Ma, Gautam Pant, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Workshop on e-Business, 2007

Using Social Network Analysis to Automatically Discover Competitor Relationships from Business News. Zhongming Ma, Gautam Pant, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Workshop on e-Business, 2006

Building Web Collections for Vertical Markets. Gautam Pant, Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), 2005

Evaluation of Ontology-based User Interests Modeling. Zhongming Ma, Olivia R. Liu Sheng, Gautam Pant, Workshop on e-Business, 2005

Panorama: Extending Digital Libraries with Topical Crawlers.. Gautam Pant, Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis, Judy Johnson, C. Lee Giles, Joint ACM/IEEE Conference on Digital Libraries, 2004, 142-150

Deriving Link-context from HTML Tag Tree. Gautam Pant, 8th ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Research Issues in Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (DMKD), 2003

Search Engine-Crawler Symbiosis: Adapting to Community Interests. Gautam Pant, Shanon Bradshaw, Filippo Menczer, European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL), 2003, 221-232

Topical Crawling for Business Intelligence. Gautam Pant, Filippo Menczer, European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL), 2003, 233-244

Exploration versus Exploitation in Topic Driven Crawlers. Gautam Pant, WWW 2002 Workshop on Web Dynamics, 2002

Web Crawling Agents for Retrieving Biomedical Information.. Padmini Srinivasan, Joyce Mitchell, Olivier Bodenreider, Gautam Pant, Filippo Menczer, International Workshop on Agents in Bioinformatics (NETTAB), 2002

Evaluating Topic-Driven Web Crawlers. Filippo Menczer, Gautam Pant, Padmini Srinivasan, Miguel E. Ruiz, 24th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval, 2001, 241-249

Latency-dependent fitness in evolutionary multithreaded Web agents. Melania Degeratu, Gautam Pant, Filippo Menczer, GECCO 2001 EcoMAS Workshop, 2001

Evaluation Criteria for Genetically-Tuned Problem Solving Experts. David Sturgill, Gautam Pant, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), 1999

Other Work 

Crawling the Web. Gautam Pant, Padmini Srinivasan, Filippo Menczer, Web Dynamics, Springer-Verlag, 2003

Current & Prior Positions 
Assistant Professor, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa, 2011 - 2013
Assistant Professor, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, 2004 - 2011
Review and editorial work 

Associate Editor, Information Systems Research, January 2011 - Current

Committees and professional service 
<a href='http://www.usf.edu/wits2016'>Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS)</a>, 2016 - Current
Theme Semester Planning Committee, 2016 - Current
Undergraduate Program Committee, 2015 - Current
Undergraduate Program in BAIS, 2014 - Current
Elected Faculty Council, 2014 - Current
Faculty of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Program in Informatics, 2011 - Current
Dashboard Task Force, 2014 - 2015
Undergraduate Program Committee, 2012 - 2014
Tippie Core Curriculum Committee (Undergraduate), 2011 - 2012
Winter Conference on Business Intelligence (University of Utah), 2005 - 2011
University of Utah Undergraduate Council, 2008 - 2011