Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

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 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fourth Annual Netcentricity Conference Focuses on E-Markets

This year, the Robert H. Smith School of Business dedicated its Fourth Annual Netcentricity Conference, held on April 23, to the discussion of the Future of Electronic Markets. Panelists and participants included nationally and regionally respected e-marketers, professors of information technology and e-commerce, e-government program directors, researchers, and MBA students. The conference featured state-of-the-art multimedia presentations and timely research initiatives that demonstrated how important digital and information technology has become in our lives.

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's BIO|PhARMA Club Sponsors Industry Networking Event with Dr. Stephen Hewitt

It takes $750 million to 1.5 billion to bring a new drug to the market, says Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD, clinical investigator and director at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health. Hewitt addressed members of the BIO IT Coalition of the Greater Washington, D.C., Area and students, faculty, and staff of the Smith School at an industry-networking event on March 31, 2004.

Former CEO of GE Global Exchange Joins Smith School

The Robert H. Smith School of Business welcomes Harvey F. Seegers as an Executive-in-Residence. Seegers, who was most recently president and CEO of GE Global eXchange Services (GXS) for more than seven years, will work with the faculty in the school's Department of Decision and Information Technologies, and serve on the board of the school's Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises (CEME).

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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