Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Tunay Tunca

Tunay Tunca is a Professor of Management Science and Operations Management at Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland. He received his MS in Financial Mathematics and PhD in Business Administration from Stanford University, MS in Management Science from the University of Rochester, and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics with honors from Bogazici University. Prior to joining University of Maryland, he was an Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology at Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Katherine Stewart

  • Ph.D., Management and Information Systems, University of Texas at Austin, 2000.
  • B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida, 1992. Major: Computer and Information Science, Minor: English 

Ilya Ryzhov

Ilya Ryzhov is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Department of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University in 2011. His research deals with the role of information in decision analysis, exploring the way in which new information influences and improves decision-making strategies. Information has an economic value that can be measured and balanced against other economic concerns as part of the decision-making process. Dr.

Kazim Ruhi


  • Ph.D., Production and Operation Management, Gazi University 1987. 
  • M.Sc., Statistics, Gazi University, 1983. 
  • B.A., Business Administration: Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences, 1980.


Donald R. Riley

Research Interests

Information Technology, High Performance Networking, Research and Education Networking and International Development, Design/Manufacturing, Information Systems Security

Professional Responsibilities and Activities

Louiqa Raschid

Louiqa Raschid received a Bachelor of Technology in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1980, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1987. She is a Professor in the Smith School of Business and holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Sunil Mithas

Dr. Sunil Mithas is a professor in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the author of the book Digital Intelligence: What Every Smart Manager Must Have for Success in an Information Age. He earned his PhD from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an engineering degree from IIT, Roorkee. Before pursuing his PhD, he worked for nearly ten years in engineering, marketing, and general management positions with the Tata group.

Shreevardhan Lele

Shreevardhan Lele is a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Currently, he also serves as the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs – MBA Programs. In this capacity, he is the chief academic officer of the Smith MBA programs. Before joining the Smith School in 1997, he taught at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.


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