Shannon began the program in Fall 2010. Her research interests include information asymmetry, information processing, information use, consumer judgement and choice, consumer-to-consumer information sharing, use and value.
Decision, Operations & Information Technologies
- Dept Open House
- Tues, Feb 10; 5-6 pm; Frank Auditorium
- Faculty Champions: Frank Alt, Peng Huang, and Siva Viswanathan
- Administrative support: Lindsey E. Johnson
- DOIT Dept Meeting
- Fri, Feb 13; 12-2 pm (lunch will be provided); Rm. 1511
- Annual Monte Carlo Night Gala [Smith School event]
- Sat, Feb 28; 8pm - 12am; Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Washington D.C.
- Attire: Black Tie Optional
- Ticket Price: $80; purchase ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/13th-annual-monte-carlo-gala-tickets-146126...
- Wed, Apr 1; 6-8 PM; VMH 1524, Frank Auditorium
- Faculty Champions: Zeinab Karake
- Administrative Support: Lindsey E. Johnson
- Cupid’s Cup [Smith School event]
- Wed, April 22; Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland
- CIBER: Emerging Markets Forum
- Fri, April 24 (more info coming soon)
- Faculty Champion: Kislaya Prasad
- IBM Business Analytics Workshop
- Monday, May 18 (more info coming soon)
- Faculty Champions: Mike Ball and Tunay Tunca
- POMS 26th Annual Conference
- May 8-11, 2015; Washington Hilton 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
- DOIT Seminar Series
|Date||Time||Speaker Name||Room||Institute||Contact||Faculty Host|
|2/6/2015||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||John Turner||1518||UC Irvinefirstname.lastname@example.org||Wedad Elmaghraby|
|2/20/2015||2:15 PM - 3:15 PM||Matt Taddy||2505||Chicagoemail@example.com||Shawn Mankad|
|3/6/2015||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Mehmet Altug||1511||GWUfirstname.lastname@example.org||Tunay Tunca|
|3/27/2015||3:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Monica Gentili||1505||GITemail@example.com||Bruce Golden|
|4/10/2015||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Noah Gans||3330H||Upennfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ilya Ryzhov|
|4/24/2015||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Victor Jose||1505||Georgetownemail@example.com||Tunay Tunca|
|5/1/2015||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||Jose Zubizarreta||1518||Columbiafirstname.lastname@example.org||Raghu Raghavan|
|Date||Time||Speaker Name||Room||Institute||Contact||Faculty Host|
|1/20/2015||1:30 PM -3:00 PM||Dokyun Lee||2511||Upennemail@example.com||Gordon Gao|
|1/29/2015||1:30 PM -3:00 PM||Kunpeng Zhang||2515||UICfirstname.lastname@example.org||Margret Bjarnadottir|
|2/2/2015||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Zia Hydari||2511||Carnegie Mellon||Kate Stewart|
|2/5/2015||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Frank Nagle||2505||Harvardemail@example.com||Anand Gopal|
|2/10/2015||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Jing Gong||2511||Carnegie Mellon||Gordon Gao|
|3/27/2015||1:30 PM -2:45 PM||Panos Ipeirotis||1511||NYUfirstname.lastname@example.org||Siva Viswanathan|
|4/17/2015||1:30 PM -2:45 PM||Feng Zhu||2505||Harvardemail@example.com||Peng Huang|
|5/8/2015||1:30 PM -2:45 PM||Barrie Nault||2511||Calgaryfirstname.lastname@example.org||TBD|
- MSIS Community Lunches (all held in Rm. 2517)
2/9 11:45 - 1pm
3/2 11:45 - 1pm
4/13 11:45 - 1pm
- School Assemblies
January 30, 2015 - FACULTY ONLY
March 27, 2015 - FACULTY ONLY
May 15, 2015 - FACULTY AND STAFF
Every assembly will be from 10am - 12noon.
Hot Topic Alert: March 26, 2014
Attention: Economic and financial reporters and editors
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has awarded two PhD candidates at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business $4,000 each to support international business-related research focused on Chile and China.
TechFest is an annual forum hosted by the Department of Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies at the Robert H Smith School of Business, UMD. TechFest brings together leaders from industry and government, who are at the forefront of game-changing transformations enabled by digital technologies, to share their expertise and passion with undergraduate and master’s students at the Smith School. TechFest serves as a valuable forum for students to learn about the amazing potential of information technologies and to explore what it means for their careers.
TechFest is an annual forum hosted by the Department of Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, UMD. TechFest brings together leaders from industry and government, who are at the forefront of game-changing transformations enabled by digital technologies, to share their expertise and passion with undergraduate and master’s students at the Smith School. TechFest serves as a valuable forum for students to learn about the amazing potential of information technologies and to explore what it means for their careers.
The Information Systems programs @ Smith rank among the best in the world. The undergraduate and graduate programs in Information Systems have been consistently ranked among the nation’s top programs by U.S.News & World Report, and BusinessWeek, among others.
Business Transformation with Big Data & Analytics
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014 @ 6 P.M.
VAN MUNCHING HALL
BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE | PIZZAS AND PRIZES!!!
Chief Technology Officer
Michael Brown was a founding member of comScore, Inc. in 1999. He leads the technology efforts of the company to measure Internet and Digital activities. comScore’s environment currently has over one year of data online and captures over 1.5 trillion rows of new data every month to measure the Internet in over 45 countries. He also has been responsible for over twenty patent applications at comScore. Seven of these patents have already been issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to joining comScore in 1999, Mike worked on several different projects for companies in the Washington, DC area. One of these projects included working on a large help desk deployment and modernization effort for Deutsche Bahn in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1993, Mike cofounded Pragmatic Image Technologies with several associates from IBM. This consulting group focused on the implementation of IBM’s ImagePlus technologies at several different firms. One of the core projects completed was the successful role out of IBM’s ImagePlus product at Pennsylvania Blue Shield to over 1,200 users resulting in the largest image workflow installation on the east coast at that time.
Mike began his career at IBM in 1989 at the age of 19 in the image processing team in Gaithersburg, MD. He finished his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at night at the University of Maryland University College in 1992 and earned his Master’s degree from Hood College in Computer and Information Science in 1997. Please follow this link to view Mike’s profile on LinkedIn.
Chief Knowledge Architect
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
As the Evangelist for Data.Gov (an open government flagship project for the White House), Jeanne Holm leads collaboration and builds communities with the public, educators, developers, and international and state governments in using open government data. Jeanne is the Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, driving innovation through social media, virtual worlds, gaming, ontologies, and collaborative systems, including the award-winning NASA public portal (www.nasa.gov) and pioneering knowledge architectures within the US Department of Defense. She is a Fellow of the United Nations International Academy of Astronautics, a Distinguished Instructor at UCLA, and Chair of the W3C eGovernment Group, and has more than 130 publications on information systems, knowledge management, and innovation.
She is a graduate of UCLA, the Drucker School of Management, and Claremont Graduate University. She is an instructor at UCLA and formerly at Pepperdine University and her courses focus on knowledge management, social network analysis, and collaborative systems. She has been awarded numerous honors, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leadership (twice), NASA Achievement Award for her work on the Galileo and Voyager spacecraft, three Webby’s from The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Competia’s Champion of the Year, three best practice awards from the APQC, and has led NASA to an unprecedented three global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) awards.
Senior Director Technical Operations
Faisal has been immersed in the software industry for 12 years, where he has helped companies provide innovative products and services to customers seeking a competitive advantage. He is passionate about envisioning, creating and introducing cutting-edge software products and solutions to enable companies to improve profitability, implement leaner and faster business processes, and change the global perspective of how to conduct business more intelligently. He is currently a Senior Director of Technical Operations at Opower, a customer engagement and energy efficiency technology company. He is responsible for delivering Opower's customer engagement products, solutions and solutions to domestic and global clients.
Working with 93 utility partners and serving more than 32 million households and businesses across eight countries, Opower is a leading provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry. This blue chip client portfolio includes 27 of the 50 largest utilities in the US, and 14 of the 50 largest utilities worldwide. Opower’s platform uses big data analytics and behavioral science to enable utilities to achieve energy outcomes, including energy efficiency, customer engagement, demand response, and thermostat management. Founded in 2007 and publicly traded, Opower is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in San Francisco, London, Singapore and Tokyo. Opower’s success has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, Fox Business News, LA Times, Good Morning America, and President Obama.
Comcast Research Lab, Washington D.C.
Hassan Sayyadi is a Lead Researcher at the Comcast Research Lab in Washington DC. His research interests lie in the general field of machine learning with a special focus on recommendation and ranking problems in the TV and video domain. At Comcast, he is leading the personalization research team that develops novel personalized search, browse, and recommendation solutions to improve the experience for Comcast’s customers. He is also getting his PhD in computer science from University of Maryland. In his PhD research, he is working on ranking problems in heterogeneous networks, including prediction, personalization, and learning to rank.
Congratulations to the Top Graduating Seniors in each major for 2013-14! We will honor these seniors at our 14th Annual Robert H. Smith School of Business Undergraduate Awards Dinner later this semester.
Dean's Leadership Award: Stephanie Graf
Accounting: Kristen Ballou
Finance: Hrach Kelejian
Information Systems: Miles Dickinson
International Business: Claire Moriarty
Management: Sara Ali
Marketing: Lindsay Djuhadi
Successful businesses thrive on innovation. It’s the key to a competitive advantage and should be part of every business strategy and strategic vision.
Discover ways to jumpstart your innovation strategy in 2014 and beyond. Join us for the third annual Smith School Business Summit, presented by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business on Friday, March 28 at the Marriott North Bethesda.
The Fifth Annual Robert H. Smith School of Business and
IBM Business Analytics Workshop
Monday, May 18, 2015
Robert H. Smith School of Business [directions]
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Since the early beginnings of the Internet, compromised data security and breaches have been important concerns. In the last decade, these concerns have escalated to unprecedented heights with increased globalization of finance and commerce, heightened competition in intellectual property, and the emergence of the threat of cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare. In such an environment, a very important skill for government entities and corporations alike is using and processing data intelligently to rapidly identify and thwart attacks and potential breaches, and to fix vulnerabilities in systems and defenses to prevent future threats.
Business analytics techniques such as data mining, statistical pattern recognition, network optimization, and big data analysis are becoming vital tools on this front. Related applications span a wide range, including defense, intelligence, homeland security, financial data and intellectual property, security, secure commerce, and infrastructure protection.
This workshop brings together thought leaders from the University of Maryland, IBM and the federal government to provide perspectives and share ideas on how to utilize business analytics techniques to improve cybersecurity. The presentations will focus on how analytics methodologies can be employed to that end. A panel discussion will seek to analyze and highlight synergies across the ideas and methodologies provided by the presentations.
Check back soon for online registration.
The PhD program at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, is No. 11 in the world and No. 8 in the U.S., according to new rankings by The Financial Times.
The rankings are based off data collected in 2013 and can be found in the fields of the Global MBA Ranking on the Financial Times business education website.