Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

The New, New Internet IPv6: Technology's Next Big Step

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2006
Time: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Fairview Park Marriott (Falls Church just off the Beltway)

The Smith School has teamed up with ExecutiveBiz for this half-day conference, designed to bring you up-to-speed on the NEW super information highway and give you access to local experts. Short for Internet Protocol Version 6, IPv6 is the next generation Internet and if your company isn't familiar with it yet, 2006 will be the year you become acquainted with this new technology.

Smith School Co-Sponsors eLeadership Conference with World Bank

In June, the University of Maryland/Smith School and co-sponsors (the World Bank Institute, the U.S. Agency For International Development, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Cisco, and Avaya) welcomed leaders from around the globe to a workshop focused on identifying the intellectual and conceptual underpinnings and skills profile for a new type of development executive, the E-Leader.

Smith Professor Releases Book on Tata Group Success Formula

Tata Group acquisitions such as Jaguar Land Rover may have American consumers taking notice of the Indian company as a global force for the first time, but the company has been a subject of an in-depth study on how to transform large corporations by Sunil Mithas, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. His new book, “Dancing Elephants and Leaping Jaguars,” documents the leadership strategies and management interventions that drove Tata’s growth following the liberalization of the Indian economy in the early 1990’s. Such peers as GE, Siemens and IBM have struggled to grow in comparison. Mithas, who recently discussed his Tata-based study in an “Innovation Engine” podcast, says his work gives “a framework for organizations to rediscover their potential and charge ahead using the levers of business excellence and innovation.”

Deloitte Presentation


This session explores how leading organizations are integrating growing volumes of increasingly complex structured and unstructured data to create big data ecosystems and provide actionable advice for deploying a comprehensive big data strategy.

February 6, 2015 - 11:00am to 1:30pm

New Book by Smith Professors Offers Guidance on How to Avoid The Winners Curse

A new book released this month offers guidance on how firms can avoid the kind of corporate victories that end up as disasters, harming shareholders and placing the firms future in jeopardy. Beware the Winners Curse: Victories That Can Sink You and Your Company (Oxford University Press, 2004) expands the model of the Winners Curse to explain how companies like Tyco, MCI-WorldCom and Lucent overpaid for acquisitions, and how shareholders suffered as a result.

Smith CIO Forum and InForum 2004 Unite Again For Successful Exchange

The Smith CIO Forum, held October 8, explored the advantages and challenges of mobility with a full day of discussion and presentations on mobility in the workplace. Going Mobile, Changing the Pace and Place of Business brought together the world-class research of the Smith decision and information technologies faculty with the experience of high-level practitioners to explore issues of security, applications performance, and infrastructure key to the success of a mobile work force.

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.

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

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


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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