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There is always something going on at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business! With dozens of events each week in College Park and around the world, they say that the sun never sets on the Smith School.

Use this page to check out our latest news, featured stories and upcoming events for the Decision, Operations & Information Technologies department at Smith.

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Prof. Louiqa Raschid in an article about a FOSS project and its use after superstorm Sandy and potential for adoption in communities across the USA. News Article .

Ritu Agrawal is featured on page 26 of The Evaluator of the TERP Magazine .

Gordon Gao has won a National Science Foundation CAREER award on improving quality transparency in healthcare and informing consumer choice.

Gisela Bardossy has won a SOLA Award from INFORMS. 

Don Riley co-chaired the CANS 2012 Chinese American Networking Symposium in Seattle, WA, Oct 8-10, 2012.

Bruce Golden and Sean Barnes recently had a paper accepted to IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, entitled "Exploring the Effects of Network Structure and Healthcare Worker Behavior on the Transmission of Hospital-Acquired Infections."

Bruce Golden also hosted an invited session on Healthcare Analytics yesterday at the INFORMS Annual Meeting. Sean Barnes presented a paper entitled "Early Detection of Bioterrorism: Monitoring Disease Diffusion Through A Multilayered Network" during the session.

Bruce Golden has been invited to be a Plenary Speaker at the School of Graph Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, held in Erice, Sicily in September 2014

Sean Barnes served on two well-attended panels (as a recent Maryland alum) for the Graduate School, which hosted the events for incoming and prospective graduate students.

In October, CHIDS held the AHRQ-supported 3rd Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE 2012), where almost a hundred researchers, policy makers and others from across the country (and globe) discussed the latest research at the intersection of health information systems and economics. Many thanks to a number of people for their outstanding contributions to the success of the program - Ritu Agarwal and Gordon Gao (as co-program chairs), and Kenyon Crowley and Faye Baker.

Michael Fu and Ilya O. Ryzhov are co-advising a student in the math department, Huashuai Qu, who has just won the INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper award. The citation of this award is available on the website of the society: Paper Award

At the recent INFORMS conference in October, Gisela Bardossy, a former Ph.D. student of Raghu Raghavan, won the prestigious INFORMS Society of Location Analysis doctoral dissertation award. This award is given out every two years for the best dissertation dealing with Location Analysis.

Ritu Agarwal is appointed as the Smith ADVANCE professor for the 2012-2013 Academic year. ADVANCE Professors are full professor women from all disciplines who act as role models and facilitators of professional growth in their colleges.

Zhi-Long Chen was appointed recently as an associate editor of Operations Research, in the Operations and Supply Chains area.

Michael Fu and Ilya O. Ryzhov are co-advising a student in the math department, Huashuai Qu, who has just won the INFORMS Computing Society Student Paper award. The citation of this award is available on the website of the society: Paper Award

Michael Ball will deliver a plenary address at the 8th Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis in Atacama, Chile in June 2013.

Michael Ball and his PhD student Prem Swaroop won honorable mention for the Best Paper Award given by the INFORMS Section on Public Programs, Services and Needs. The paper is titled, "A Consensus-Building Mechanism for Setting Service Expectations in Air Traffic Flow Managemen." 

Richard O'Neill an alumni of the DO&IT PHD program and is currently Chief Economist at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was named an INFORMS Fellow.

Ritu Agarwal is appointed as the Smith ADVANCE professor for the 2012-2013 Academic year. ADVANCE Professors are full professor women from all disciplines who act as role models and facilitators of professional growth in their colleges.

Zhi-Long Chen was appointed in August 2012 as an associate editor of Operations Research, for the Operations and Supply Chains area.

Ritu Agarwal and Guodong Gordon Gao were featured in a health article at The Washington Post

Bruce Golden is invited to give a keynote talk at VeRoLog 2013 in UK.

S. "Raghu" Raghavan, Professor of Management, received the Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award from ISR.

Bruce Golden has been named as an MSOM Best Paper Award Finalist at the 2012 MSOM Society conference on "The Consistent Vehicle Routing Problem, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management", Volume 11, Issue 4.

Sunil Mithas recently won Best Practitioner Paper Award at Frontiers in Service Conference 2012 on "The Satisfaction, Repurchase Intentions and Shareholder Value Linkage: A Longitudinal Examination of Fixed and Firm-Specific Effects".

Anand Gopal and PhD student Brad Greenwood have won best Empirical Paper Award for 2012 from Academy of Management Entrepreneurshipwith title " Tigerblood: Availability cascades, social media and the environment of the entrepreneurial process".

Ritu Agarwal The Baltimore Sun published Ritu Agarwal ’s commentary "The high cost of waiting" on 5/31/12, which was also referenced in Forbes.

Sunil Mithas recently published a book "Digital Intelligence: What Every Smart Manager Must Have for Success in an Information Age" (January 2012).

Sunil Mithas co-authored paper, "The Satisfaction, Repurchase Intentions and Shareholder Value Linkage: A Longitudinal Examination of Fixed and "Best Practitioner Paper Award and Presentation" at Frontiers in Service Conference in College Park, Maryland. The award will be decided in June 2012.