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November 30, 2021
CHIDS Leads AI/ML Training Efforts in a $50M NIH Award
The Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business was selected as a key contributor in a $50 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a new effort to enhance diversity in artificial intelligence and machine learning research and initiatives. NIH’s Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning…
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November 29, 2021
Fu Wins Saul Gass Expository Writing Award
Maryland Smith’s Michael Fu has won the 2021 INFORMS Saul Gass Expository Writing award, becoming only the second Maryland Smith professor to earn the distinction.
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November 15, 2021
Speaking to Students, Gao Outlines the Power of AI in Healthcare
When we think about AI, we don’t normally picture it evaluating telehealth calls or monitoring patients after surgery. But those are some of the ways that artificial intelligence is transforming healthcare, says Maryland Smith’s Gordon Gao.
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November 8, 2021
Decoded Session Breaks Down the Future of Business Through Blockchain
Blockchain and bitcoin often conjure images of far off billionaires and technology companies trying to profit off the “next big thing.” It’s more than that.
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October 20, 2021
Maryland Smith’s Michael Fu Works to Improve Kidney Transplants With NSF Grant
Maryland Smith’s Michael Fu received a National Science Foundation grant for research to improve kidney transplants. The project combines technological advances in medical science with operations research and artificial intelligence-based approaches to dramatically improve the kidney donor-recipient matching process to lead to better outcomes for end-stage kidney disease patients.
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October 15, 2021
For Business Leaders, Putting AI and ML To Work

Across business industries, leaders are interested in applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to their work, but knowing when to apply them is just half of the battle. The bigger challenge is knowing how to make sense of data and leverage it to make the right operational and strategic decisions.

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October 5, 2021
Maryland Smith's Ritu Agarwal Elected 2021 INFORMS Fellow
Maryland Smith’s Ritu Agarwal was elected as a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The honor is in recognition of her lifetime contributions to the profession and is reserved for only the very top academics and professionals in the field.
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September 16, 2021
Ritu Agarwal Receives UMD’s Highest Honor – the President’s Medal
Recognized for her tireless efforts toward enhancing the student experience and mission of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Ritu Agarwal received the UMD President’s Medal during the 38th Annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on Wednesday.
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September 10, 2021
Ritu Agarwal To Receive UMD’s Highest Honor

Often referred to as “superwoman” by colleagues for her tireless work, Ritu Agarwal has dedicated her career to enhancing the experience of students at Maryland Smith.

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September 1, 2021
Maryland Smith Announces Eight New Faculty Members

As courses convene for the new academic year, Maryland Smith is welcoming eight new scholars to its faculty.

Tejwansh (Tej) Anand is joining the decision, operations and information technologies department as a clinical professor. Anand earned a PhD from Columbia University.

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