Biagio Palese

Assistant Professor


Operations Management and Information Systems


  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Business Administration with concentration in Information Systems
  • M.S., University of Pavia (Italy), International Business and Economics
  • B.S., University of Pavia (Italy), Economics


Biagio Palese's teaching and research interests embrace information systems, data analytics, artificial intelligence, creators’ economy, systems beyond firms control and customer service.

Biagio's research has appeared in journals such as: MISQ Executive, International Journal of Information Management, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Communications of the Association for Information Systems and International Journal of Hospitality Management. He published and presented in many top conferences in the Information Systems field, including among others, the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), the Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS), and the Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences (HICSS). The potential of his research has been recognized with the selection at the ICIS 2018 Doctoral Consortium (2018).

Moreover, Biagio is a tidyverse certified instructor trainer for RStudio Education, and he has been invited to teach coding workshops in different countries with the objective to introduce students with different backgrounds to the magic world of tidyverse. Biagio is extremely passionate about his teaching and research and loves to involve students in his research projects that leverage open-source software. Over the years he has supervised and worked in very diverse and interdisciplinary teams. He considers these experiences as key elements of his academic and personal growth, and he is open to new ones in the future.

Finally, Biagio is also the co-host of The Gateway podcast, founded in 2021, with the objective to create a new channel to expose students and raise their interest towards key technology related trends and topics. All episodes are accessible online and are available on all major podcasting platforms.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University, 2019)
  • AIS Award for Innovation in Teaching (International Conference on Information Systems, 2020)
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (NIU College of Business – OM&IS department, Northern Illinois University, 2021)

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NIU College of Business
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740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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