Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Guodong "Gordon" Gao

Guodong (Gordon) Gao is an associate professor in the Decision, Operations and Information Technologies Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. His research interests include IT's impact on Health care and innovation, and the transparency in service quality.

Michael Fu

Dr. Fu has a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research and an affiliate appointment with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, both in the Clark School of Engineering. He was named a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland for 2004-2005. His research interests include simulation modeling and analysis, operations management, applied probability and queueing theory, with application to manufacturing and finance.

Howard Frank

Howard Frank was dean of the University of Maryland′s Robert H. Smith School of Business from 1997-2008. Frank is currently a professor of management science in the school's decision, operations and information technologies department. Frank led the transformation of the school's curriculum and research agenda, integrating core business disciplines with such subjects as information technology, supply chain management and e-commerce.

Wedad J. Elmaghraby

Wedad J. Elmaghraby is an Associate Professor of Management Science at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland , College Park . Prior to joining the Smith School, she was an the faculty of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and NYU Stern School of Business in the Operations Management group. Her current research interests are (1) the design of competitive procurement auctions in business-to-business markets and (2) pricing in markets where buyers behave strategically.

Zhi-Long Chen

Dr. Chen received his PhD degree in Operations Research from Princeton University in 1997, and is currently a professor of operations management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

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.


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