- Associate Professor of Technology and Operations
- PhD University of California Irvine 2001
- MS ECE University of California Santa Barbara 1990
- BS EE University of California Los Angeles 1988
Nigel Patrick Melville is an American sociotechnical scientist, associate professor of information systems at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and Design Science Program Director. His primary areas of study are digital transformation, energy informatics, and AI affordances. Professor Melville’s main scientific contributions are in the information systems field of technology-enabled change, seeking to explain how organizations employ digital technologies to enhance operations and achieve strategic objectives. This research includes seminal theoretical and empirical analyses, which have laid the groundwork for extensions and new research streams (over 8000 Google Scholar citations). His service to the scientific community includes editorial board membership, chairing tracks at leading conferences, and membership in the UN Environment Program’s Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES). Professor Melville consults for large organizations as they seek to digitally transform for leadership in the fourth industrial revolution.