The Robert H. Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland are
uniquely positioned to conduct research on electronic markets and enterprises.
The Decision and Information Technologies department conducts leading edge
research on information technology, decision support systems, electronic
commerce, system optimization, organizational design, market design, strategy,
and data mining.
The larger Maryland campus has many departments and schools that participate
in the Center's activities. In particular, the Economics Department has faculty
members conducting research on auction design, the theory of markets, analytical
models of markets, and buyer-seller behavior. The Computer Science Department,
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computing (UMIACS) and the
Institute for Systems Research have associated faculty who study the technology
of markets, human-computer interfaces, optimal search algorithms, and data
The University offers a superb environment for a research organization like
Current faculty projects illustrate the expertise available at Maryland: