Research by Anil Gupta, Qing Cao
Research by Robert Day, S. Raghavan
Information systems and networks represent the critical infrastructure on which corporations and the economy depend not only for the execution of operations, but also for the formulation of strategy andcompetitive differentiation. The Smith School’s department of decision information technologies (D&IT) helps organizations meet these challenges through its leading-edge research and educational programs.
Michael Ball, Orkand Professor of Management Science, and Michael Fu, professor of management science, have received a $630,000 grant from NSF under the special initiative on “Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems.” The title of their proposal is “Dynamic Real-Time Order Promising and Fulfillment for Global Make-to-Order Supply Chains.” Ball has been named Area Editor for Transportation in the flagship journal Operations Research.
Twenty-two students participated in last semester’s launch of Smith Research Fellows, a new program for undergraduates which allows them to partner with faculty members pursuing research projects. Students learn through the research process, participate in data collection and compilation, modeling, presentation and other tasks under faculty supervision while earning a stipend for their efforts.
The Fellows worked on a variety of projects, including: