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Rajendra P. Srivastava

Director - Center for Auditing Research and Advanced Technologies

University of Kansas

Rajendra P. Srivastava is Ernst & Young Distinguished Professor of Accounting & Information Systems, and Director of the Ernst & Young Center for Auditing Research and Advanced Technology at the School of Business, University of Kansas. He holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Oklahoma, Norman (1982) and a Ph.D. in physics from Oregon State University, Cor­vallis (1972).  Professor Srivastava has published over 100 academic articles. His publications have appeared in such prestigious journals as The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Physics, Physical Review, and many other accounting, AI, and physics journals. He pioneered the application of Dempster-Shafer Theory of Belief Functions to audit judgment and was elected to serve on the Board of the Belief Function Application Society (BFAS) from 2010-2014. He received the 1996 Award for Notable Contribution to AI & Expert Systems Research in Accounting from the AI/Emerging Technology Section of the American Accounting Association.  He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Journal of Information Systems of the IS section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and has served in the past as an Associate Editor of Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting of the SET Section of AAA. He has been a member of the Editorial and Review Board of several journals including:  The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Indian Accounting Review, International Journal of Auditing, and International Journal of Accounting and Information Systems. Professor Srivastava served as the President/Chairman of the AI/Emerging Technology Section of American Accounting Association during 1994-95.

In addition to academic publications, Professor Srivastava’s research has resulted into patentable ideas. FRAANK and SEEKiNF are the two such technologies. In addition to the expertise in decision making under uncertainty using Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions, Professor Srivastava has been involved in conducting research on XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) and has published several articles related to this topic. Based on his academic achievements, India International Friendship Society, New Delhi, India, awarded him “Glory of India Award” in 2010.  For further details, see the website http://www.business.ku.edu/center-auditing-research-and-advanced-technology. Also see