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CHIDS Team Wins Multiple Awards at ICIS

Jan 04, 2017


The Center for Health Information & Decision Systems (CHIDS) at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business congratulates the doctoral students and faculty who received the following prestigious awards at the 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2016). ICIS is the major annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which has over 4,000 members representing universities in over 95 countries worldwide. It is the most prestigious gathering of academics and practitioners in the IS discipline, and provides a forum for networking and sharing of latest ideas and highest caliber scientific work amongst the IS profession. Each year, over 1,000 IS academic professionals from around the world participate in the conference program. Award announcements made at the conference reflecting CHIDS’ research include:

MISQ Best paper Award for 2015

Vocal Minority and Silent Majority: How Online Ratings Reflect Population Perceptions of Quality (G. Gao, B. Greenwood, R. Agarwal, J. McCullough)

ICIS Best Paper Award First Runner Up

The Dark Side of Positive Social Influence (C-W. Liu, G. Gao, R. Agarwal)

Additionally, among the 7 papers nominated for ICIS best paper, 3 had CHIDS-affiliated doctoral students (and faculty) featured -- Tianshu Sun, Jorge Mejia, and Che-wei Liu.

We are proud of the recognition and commend our team members on their work to improve the design, adoption and integration of information technologies into the healthcare system.

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