Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Recent Grad Wins Inaugural Undergraduate Operations Research Prize from INFORMS

In November 2010, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) will award its inaugural Undergraduate Operations Research Prize to John Silberholz ’10. For Silberholz, who earned his B.S. degrees in computer science and math summa cum laude, the award is a culmination of the research and professional development relationships he has built with the Robert H. Smith School of Business through his undergraduate career.

University of Maryland Ranks No. 16 in the World for Business, Economics Faculty and Research

College Park, Md. – November 11, 2009 – The University of Maryland was recognized as No. 16 in the world for the strength of its faculty and quality of research in business and economics in the 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released Nov. 4. The rankings are compiled by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. The University of Maryland also ranked No. 17 in the broader field of social sciences, which includes business and economics.

Smith School's 10th Annual CIO Forum Features Federal CIO Vivek Kundra

Chief information officers and business professionals from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the use of the Internet and how it affects different businesses at the 10th Annual CIO Forum sponsored by the Robert H. Smith School of Business. This was the first time the forum was held at the school’s Washington campus. More than 200 people were in attendance.

Smith School Welcomes New Faculty Members

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members for fall 2009.

Accounting and Information Assurance

  • Carolyn Levine, assistant professor; PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • James Staihar- Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Michigan

Decision, Operations and Information Technologies

  • Karen Gold, Tyser Teaching Fellow of statistics, UCLA
  • Canan Savaskan-Ebert, visiting assistant professor; PhD, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France

Finance

Smith School Undergraduate IT Program Listed Among U.S. Top 10 TechRepublic Special Report Cites Student Preparedness for Leadership Roles

The Robert H. Smith School of Business undergraduate information technology (IT) program was listed among the U.S. Top 10 in a special report released by the business technology news network TechRepublic on Nov. 3, 2008. The school was cited as among the nation’s best for students seeking leadership and managerial roles in the IT field, as well as for recruiters seeking the best talent.

According to Jason Hiner, editor-in-chief of TechRepublic, in the introduction to the report, “A degree from one of these 10 programs will provide a great foundation for a successful IT career.”

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