15 April, Saptarshi Purkayastha completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Eric Monteiro has supervised his PhD work at the Information Systems (IS) research group. Co-supervisors have been Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg and Professor Kristin Braa (University of Oslo).
The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Professor Ola Henfridsson (Warwick University, UK), Professor Virpi Tuunainen (Aalto University, Finland), and Professor Pieter Toussaint (NTNU). Pieter Toussaint was also the administrator of the assessment committee.
Saptarshi's trial lecture was titled: Health records in the cloud: possibilities and challenges (pdf)
He defended his PhD thesis:
The Genus of Information Infrastructures: Architecture, Governance & Praxis (pdf)