College Park, MD - July 10, 1996 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected The University of Maryland at College Park, UMCP, as one of the universities to serve as the FAA Air Transportation Center of Excellence in Operations Research. The proposal was jointly submitted by the College of Business, Institute for Systems Research and the Department of Civil Engineering. In addition to UMCP, the schools that will form the Center for Excellence are Berkeley, MIT, and VPI. Mike Ball led the team submitting the winning proposal. Team members were Michael Fu, Larry Bodin, Bob Windle and Paul Schonfeld from Engineering. Mike Ball will serve as the Associate Director from Maryland.
About the Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research for the digital economy. The school offers cross-functional study options in its six academic departments, which include accounting and information assurance; decision and information technologies; finance; logistics, business, and public policy; management and organization; and marketing. More information about the Robert H. Smith School of Business can be found at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu.