The Department of Decision, Operations & Information Technologies at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 UPS George D. Smith Prize.
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the largest international association of operations research and analytics professionals and students, gives the annual award to recognize excellence in preparing students for careers in operations research and analytics. The winner will be announced on April 15, 2019 at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in Austin, Texas.
The late George D. Smith, former CEO of UPS, was regarded as a champion of operations researchers. The prize named in his honor was created to promote and strengthen ties between the industry and the schools that teach the next generation of operations researchers.
Courses in Maryland Smith’s decision, operations & information technologies department offer students a diverse and dynamic curriculum that covers digital markets, data mining and predictive analytics, operations and supply chain, pricing and revenue management, and more. Department faculty conduct leading-edge research on these topics and bring the results into the classroom.