CUSP Project

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About Us


Dr. Dawn Jutla is an award-winning researcher and Full Professor in the Computing and Information Systems (CIS) group in the SOBEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS at Saint Mary's University in Canada. With Master and PhD degrees in Computer Science, immersion in a Business School, and specializing in electronic commerce / business, e-government, and online privacy, she conducts highly multidisciplinary research. She is the 2009 World Technology Award winner in the individual IT Software category. She is a member of the IEEE and ACM, professional societies.


Dr. Peter Bodorik (Dalhousie University) has over 30 years experience in database and transaction processing systems. He is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University and is active in the Internetworking, e-privacy, and database caching research. 


Dr. Bodorik and Dr. Jutla have over 19 years of successful work collaboration. Together, they are co-authors of over eighty publications in the computer science, information systems, electronic commerce, electronic business, e-government, and online privacy areas. In addition, Dr. Jutla is the co-author of the book entitled: e-Business Readiness: A Customer Focused Framework, published in the Addison Wesley Information Technology Series.


Our team of students working on implementation components of the CUSP project meet with us on a regular basis to discuss project issues.


The Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University is a Canadian leader in Management research for the workplace. The Sobey School of Business is the only business school in Atlantic Canada to have achieved the AACSB accreditation at all three levels: the Bachelors (BComm), Masters (MBA, including EMBA, M.Fin, and M.Management of Cooperatives and Credit Unions) and PhD in Business Administration (Management)


The Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University is located 5 minutes away from Saint Mary’s University. With a large number of CS students, and over 35 members, the faculty provides excellence in graduate programs in CS.


To contact us:

Dr. Dawn Jutla

Dept. of Finance, Information Systems, and Mgmt. Science

Sobey School of Business

Phone: 902 420 5157



Dr. Peter Bodorik

Faculty of Computer Science

Dalhousie University

bodorik at

Phone: 902 494 6452