Information Systems

The IS DBA program at Smith is designed as a terminal degree targeted at practitioners and experienced professionals who seek to gain state-of-the-art research skills that can be applied to solving real-world problems. The IS DBA program will provide students with:

  • State-of-the-art research tools and techniques in AI, Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics and Causal Inference from large-scale data, to find innovative solutions to critical complex real-world problems facing businesses, government and society. 
  • A deep understanding of digital platforms and emerging technologies and their implications for business strategy and policy.
  • A solid foundation in behavioral and economic theories for nuanced insights into the role, impact, and potential of digital technologies. 
  • Rigorous research skills and advanced critical reasoning applied to real-world decision making in business and government.

IS Research Areas and Faculty

Digital Platform Design and Strategy

Il-Horn Hann

Il-Horn Hann

Professor of Information Systems
Co-Director, Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy
Peng Huang

Peng Huang

Associate Professor
Jui Ramaprasad

Jui Ramaprasad

Associate Professor
ADVANCE Professor
Siva Viswanathan

Siva Viswanathan

Dean's Professor of Information Systems

AI & Machine Learning for Business

Jessica M. Clark

Jessica M. Clark

Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Lauren Rhue

Lauren Rhue

Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Wen Wang

Wen Wang

Assistant Professor
Kunpeng Zhang

Kunpeng Zhang

Associate Professor

Big Data and Predictive Analytics

Jessica M. Clark

Jessica M. Clark

Assistant Professor of Information Systems
Jui Ramaprasad

Jui Ramaprasad

Associate Professor
ADVANCE Professor
Siva Viswanathan

Siva Viswanathan

Dean's Professor of Information Systems
Wen Wang

Wen Wang

Assistant Professor
Kunpeng Zhang

Kunpeng Zhang

Associate Professor

FinTech

Tejwansh (Tej) Singh Anand

Tejwansh (Tej) Singh Anand

Clinical Professor
Academic Director, MS in Information Systems
Il-Horn Hann

Il-Horn Hann

Professor of Information Systems
Co-Director, Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy
Louiqa Raschid

Louiqa Raschid

Dean’s Professor of Information Systems
Siva Viswanathan

Siva Viswanathan

Dean's Professor of Information Systems
Kunpeng Zhang

Kunpeng Zhang

Associate Professor

Tech Strategy

Tejwansh (Tej) Singh Anand

Tejwansh (Tej) Singh Anand

Clinical Professor
Academic Director, MS in Information Systems
Peng Huang

Peng Huang

Associate Professor
Il-Horn Hann

Il-Horn Hann

Professor of Information Systems
Co-Director, Center for Digital Innovation, Technology and Strategy

Coursework and Specialty Areas

The IS DBA program is designed to be completed in 3 years. In addition to coursework, students will work closely with faculty in their areas of interest to tailor and implement their practice-focused research agenda.

Select IS DBA Courses:

  • AI for Business
  • Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
  • Data Models and Decisions
  • Big Data and CloudComputing
  • Digital Platforms and Ecosystems
  • Digital Transformation
  • Blockchain and Smartcontracts
  • Research Seminars: Current Topics in Information Systems
  • Capstone Research

Specialty areas include but are not limited to:

  • Digital Platform Design and Strategy
  • AI & Machine Learning for Business
  • Big Data and Predictive Analytics
  • FinTech
  • Tech Strategy

Contact Us

For all inquiries about the DBA, please contact the faculty coordinator responsible for your specialization of interest. Please provide a brief description of the following information in your email inquiry:

  • Education background
  • Work experience
  • Why are you interested in pursuing a DBA degree and how does it relate to your career objectives?
  • Do you plan to work on your DBA degree full-time or part-time?

Jui Ramaprasad
Associate Professor
DBA Program Faculty Coordinator

Email: jramapra@umd.edu

Contact Information
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