Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Smith Researchers Propose Social Network Modeling to Fight Hospital Infections

Professors at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business -- Sean Barnes, assistant professor of operations management,  and Bruce Golden, The France-Merrick Chair in Management Science -- have developed a framework to help prevent costly and deadly infections acquired by hospitalized patients.

How Can Technology Change Pedagogy?

Hank LucasDrawing Smith to Pedagogy’s Cutting Edge 
Educause Taps Hank Lucas’ Insight to MOOCs, Learning Technology

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is in an international spotlight for course delivery technology, thanks in part to media attention to Professor of Information Systems Hank Lucas’ pioneering work in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Brian Butler

Brian S. Butler is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies and in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland where is he is the Director of the Master of Information Management (MIM) Program and the Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI).

Smith Undergrad Program Ranked #18 By U.S. News

College Park, Md. – September 10, 2013 – The undergraduate business program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business jumped to No. 18 in the nation in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” published today. The Smith School placed 8th among public universities and again ranked highly in a number of business specialty categories. Smith’s Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management/Logistics programs are listed among the nation’s top 10, and a total of seven areas are listed among the nation’s top 25.

CEO@Smith: Chet Burrell, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

At the helm of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for nearly six years, Chet Burrell finds himself poised at the forefront of health care reform in the U.S. The intersection of health care and business has never been more important, which is why you should join Burrell for this year’s first CEO@Smith presentation.

Hear first-hand from the mid-Atlantic region’s leading health benefit services provider, then get answers to your own questions during the later Q&A segment.

Dinner will be provided. Business attire is suggested.

September 17, 2013 - 5:30pm

Margrét Bjarnadóttir

Dr. Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir, is an Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics in the DO&IT group.  Dr. Margrét Bjarnadóttir graduated from MIT's Operations Research Center in 2008, defending her thesis titled "Data Driven Approach to Health Care, Application Using Claims Data". Dr. Bjarnadóttir specializes in operations research methods using large scale data. Her work spans applications ranging from analyzing nation-wide cross-ownership patterns and systemic risk in finance to drug surveillance and practice patterns in health care.

Shawn Mankad

Shawn Mankad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2013. His research develops new methodology for visualization and pattern extraction within vast quantities of data. The motivation and application areas for his research arise from network analysis, and financial and health care analytics. Dr.


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