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).

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 joined the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013 after obtaining a PhD in Statistics from the University of Michigan. His research has been featured in journals and media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal and Chicago Tribune, and explores the roles of networks and machine learning tools in social media and the study of financial markets. He has consulted with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and worked at the Federal Reserve Board on characterizing market activity with visual analytic tools.

Woei-jyh (Adam) Lee

Dr. Adam Lee received his BSE degree from the National Taiwan University, his MS degree from the Courant Institute at the New York University, and his PhD degree from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD). He worked on distributed objects and fault tolerance at the AT&T Labs - Research in 1997. He focused on network software and management at the Bell Laboratories Research from 1998 to 2000. He visited the University of Southern California specializing in continuous media streaming and multimedia networking from 2002 to 2003.


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