Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

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 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

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 - 11:00pm to December 5, 2014 - 1:00am

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

Smith School Professor Receives $500,000 National Science Foundation Award

Katherine Stewart, an assistant professor in the Decision and Information Technologies Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, has received a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, which is for five years, will enable Stewart to examine factors that influence successful uses and applications of Open Source Software (OSS).

University of Marylands Business School and Avaya Expand Research and Development Relationship and Activities

Avaya Inc (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, and the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced an expansion of their research and development relationship with a new virtual community project and the extension of existing work in communications-enabling supply chains and executive mobility into new scenarios and applications.


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