World Class Faculty & Research / March 29, 2023 Ranks 17 Maryland Smith Professors Among World’s “Best Scientists” named 17 scholars from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in its latest “best scientists” ranking. The Smith School ranked No. 4 in the United States and No. 5 worldwide in the 2023 Business and Management university ranking, with 11 scholars on the list., a data-driven platform for scientists that uses machine learning and big data analytics, compiles annual rankings of the best scholars in a variety of academic areas. Smith School faculty were ranked on lists for business and management, economics and finance, mathematics, engineering and technology, and computer science.

The rankings are based on a detailed evaluation of nearly 167,000 profiles on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. The latest rankings rely on bibliometric data, collected on Dec. 21, 2022, and consolidated from various academic sources and citation-based metrics. Other factors include the rate of published work made within a specific field of study, along with the awards and accomplishments of the scholars.

These Smith School faculty made the lists, with some faculty recognized in more than one area:

Business and Management:

Economics and Finance:

Engineering and Technology :

  • Michael Ball, Professor Emeritus, Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
  • Michael Fu, Smith Chair of Management Science
  • Zhi-Long Chen, Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science


Computer Science:

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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