Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Sean Barnes

Sean L. Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to joining the Smith School, he was completing his doctoral degree in the Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation (AMSC) program in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland, College Park. His current research interests are modeling the transmission of infectious diseases, healthcare analytics, agent-based modeling, discrete-event simulation, and network analysis. 

Joseph P. Bailey

Bailey's research and teaching interests span issues in telecommunications, economics, and public policy with an emphasis on the economics of the Internet. This area includes an identification of the existing public policies, technologies, and market opportunities that promote the benefits of interoperability. Bailey is currently studying issues related to the economics of electronic commerce and how the Internet changes competition and supply chain management.

Pamela K. Armstrong

  • Ph.D., Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Systems Engineering, University of Arizona

Frank B. Alt

Alt is a recipient of the Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence (1993 and 1996) and the Distinguished IBM-TQ Teaching Award (1994) from the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He was recognized with four stars in the Business Week GUIDE TO THE BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS (1997) for his teaching performance in the MBA program. Alt’s research interests include statistical quality control, applied multivariate analysis, and forecasting with a particular interest and expertise in multivariate process control.

Department Information

Contact Information

Ritu Agarwal
Professor, Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems & Department Chair
Office: 4327 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-3121 

Yi Xu
Associate Professor of Operations Management & Associate Department Chair
Office: 4317 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-9676

Faye Baker
Program Coordinator
Office: 4340 VAn Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-2206
Fax: 301-405-7719

Janet Cavanagh
Office: 4363 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-4380
Fax: 301-405-7719

Lindsey Johnson
Office: 4306 Van Munching Hall
Phone: 301-405-8654
Fax: 301-405-7719

Tony Zhang 

Departmental Technology Coordinator 
Room: 4358 
Phone: 301-405-1890 



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