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Niculescu, Marius Florin

Marius Florin Niculescu

Associate Professor;
PhD Coordinator, ITM

Functional Area(s):
Freemium and seeding strategies in markets for digital goods and services
IT diffusion and management
Network economics
Cloud computing
IT Security
Mobile telecommunications
Open platform innovation
Software quality management
PhD in Operations, Information and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
MS in Financial Mathematics, Stanford University
BA in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University

Dr.  Marius Florin Niculescu joined Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business in the fall of 2009 after completing his Ph.D. in Operations, Information and Technology at Stanford Graduate School of Business.  His research focuses on the economics of information systems, software freemium and seeding business models, network economics, management and diffusion of IT products and services, mobile telecommunications, economics of IT security, open platform innovation, software release and pricing, software quality management, and cloud computing. Dr. Niculescu's research has been published in Management Science,  Information Systems Research, and Management Information Systems Quarterly, and presented at numerous conferences in the field and research seminars at peer universities (link to his Google Scholar profile).   For his research work, Dr. Niculescu received the 2017 ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award, the 2013 AIS Best Publication of the Year Award, Best Conference Paper Award at the 2012 INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, the 2018 Linda and Lloyd L. Byars Award for Faculty Excellence and 2013 Brady Family Award for Faculty Research Excellence at Scheller CoB, Georgia Tech in 2013. He was also a recipient of the 2017 Full-Time MBA Core Professor of the Year Award at Scheller CoB and the 2015 CETL/BP America Junior Faculty Teaching Award at Georgia Tech.

Dr. Niculescu currently serves as an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research and a Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management. He also served as an Associate Editor for the International Conference on Information Systems and the European Conference on Information Systems, as well as ad-hoc reviewer for the majority of the top journals in the field. In 2012 and 2015, Dr. Niculescu received the Management Science Distinguished and Meritorious Service Awards. He also received the 2015 Information Systems Research Reviewer of the Year award. He also served as the president of the eBusiness section of INFORMS during 2013. Moreover, Dr. Niculescu was a co-chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2015 INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology and 2016 Theory in Economics of Information Systems (TEIS) Workshop.

At Georgia Tech Scheller CoB, Dr. Niculescu serves as the ITM PhD Coordinator. Moreover, Dr. Niculescu is a Faculty Council Member on the Information Securiy and Privacy Interdisciplinary Research Institute at Georgia Tech. In the past, Dr. Niculescu was a member of the Scheller CoB Undergraduate Committee and a Georgia Tech Grand Challenges Faculty Fellow.

Published Papers