Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Smith Professor Wins $2M NSF Grant for Research in Data Management for the Life Sciences

Dr. Louiqa Raschid, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is part of a team of researchers awarded a $2-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for data management research for the life sciences. Rashid's research objective is to develop new data modeling and data integration tools that will make scientists and biologists more effective and efficient as they navigate through vast amounts of Web-accessible information.

Nobel Prize Winner John Nash Talks Money at Smith Alumni Event

Even Nobel Prize winners sometimes struggle with the tools of the digital economy. I'm not quite prepared for the actual technology here, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. joked, after having some trouble with the Frank Auditoriums projection system. Nash, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, spoke to a packed auditorium and three overflow rooms on October 14, 2004, at the University Alumni Associations Alumni College event, held in Van Munching Hall, home of the Smith School of Business.

Smith's Doctoral Candidates Take Posts at Business Schools Worldwide

The Robert H. Smith School of Business doctoral program may not make headlines each month, but it does each May, marking the end of another rigorous academic cycle. By the end of August, the school will graduate nine students for the 2003-2004 academic year. To give a sense of the global nature of the positions being accepted by these graduates, below is some information, including their dissertation titles, on four of the doctoral candidates:

Forum on Financial Systems and Cyber Security Attracts Experts from Around the Globe

The information revolution has not only introduced new technologies, but has also changed the way business is conducted. Economic transactions increasingly take place via digital networks, and a critical part of this interconnectivity is the way organizations have integrated accounting and financial management systems with Internet-based applications.

Cybersecurity Talk

TechFest 2014 is an event that will provide an opportunity for undergraduate students and MSIS students to better understand recent trends of information technologies and applications of the technologies in real world businesses.

Time: 
December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fourth Annual Netcentricity Conference Focuses on E-Markets

This year, the Robert H. Smith School of Business dedicated its Fourth Annual Netcentricity Conference, held on April 23, to the discussion of the Future of Electronic Markets. Panelists and participants included nationally and regionally respected e-marketers, professors of information technology and e-commerce, e-government program directors, researchers, and MBA students. The conference featured state-of-the-art multimedia presentations and timely research initiatives that demonstrated how important digital and information technology has become in our lives.

Research Grants

Faculty Major Grants
Zhi-long Chen N.G. Hall and Z.-L. Chen, Grant from National Center for the Middle Market, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, Project Title: “Improving pricing and production strategies for middle market companies”, Amount: $77,944. 2013 – 2014
Grodon Gao

NSF CAREER Award

AHRQ conference grant for WHITE

Michael Fu

National Science Foundation, New Approaches for Simulation-based Optimal Decision Making, 2015--2017, $220K (Project Director)

National Science Foundation, A New Approach to Nonconvex Risk-Sensitive Stochastic Optimization, 2014--2017, $340K (co-Principal Investigator, with PI S.I.~Marcus)

Margret Bjarnadottir Research and Scholarship Award, University of Maryland, to be awarded in spring of 2015
Katherine Stewart NSF ADVANCE Seed Grant

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