A Faculty That Outranks Almost All Others
Faculty is at the heart of any program. At the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, students have the opportunity to learn and collaborate with highly respected, innovative teachers and established thought leaders. For more than 10 years, the Financial Times has consistently ranked Smith among the nation’s best in intellectual capital, a testament to our faculty’s thought leadership in the business world. This means you’ll learn and collaborate with the very thinkers who are changing the way the world does business, one research study at a time.
The Smith School’s MS in Business Analytics program is taught by world-renowned experts:
Pamela K. Armstrong, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Management Science
Teaching/research focus: Service operations, quality, and performance management
Michael O. Ball, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean & Dean's Chair in Management Science
Teaching/research focus: Network optimization and integer programming particularly as applied to problems in transportation systems and supply chain management.
Sean Barnes, PhD, Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Teaching/research focus: Modeling, simulation, and complex systems
Margret Bjarnadottir, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Statistics
Teaching/research focus: Operations research methods using large scale data
Zhi-Long Chen, PhD, Professor of Operations Management
Teaching/research focus: optimization, logistics, scheduling, supply chain management, and operations management
Wedad J. Elmaghraby, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Management Science & Operations Management
Teaching/research focus: Design of competitive procurement auctions in business-to-business markets and pricing in markets where buyers behave strategically
Gordon Gao, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Information Systems
Teaching/research focus: IT's impact on Health care and innovation, and transparency in service quality
Bruce Golden, Ph.D., Frank Merrick Chair in Management Science
Teaching/research focus: Heuristic search, combinatorial optimization, networks, and applied operations research; Healthcare Operations.
Il-Horn Hann, Ph. D., Associate Professor & Co-Director of DIGITS
Teaching/research focus: Price competition in electronic markets, Pricing in Name-Your-Own-Price markets, online privacy, open-source software.
Sunil Mithas, Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems
Teaching/research focus: Strategies for managing innovation and excellence for corporate transformation, focusing on the role of technology and other intangibles, such as customer satisfaction, human capital, and organizational capabilities.
Kislaya Prasad, PhD, Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, and Research Professor
Teaching/research focus: Computability and complexity of individual decisions and economic equilibrium, innovation and diffusion of technology, and social influences on economic behavior
Louiqa Raschid, PhD, Professor of Information Systems
Teaching/research focus: Solving the challenges of data management, data integration, and performance for applications in the life sciences, Web data delivery, health information, financial information systems, humanitarian IT applications and Grid computing
Raghu Raghavan, PhD, Professor of Management Science and Operations Management
Teaching/research focus: quantitative methods (in particular optimization models) for better decision making
Tunay Tunca, PhD, Professor of Management Science and Operations Management
Teaching/research focus: economics of operations and technology management, theoretical and empirical analysis of procurement contracts and processes, economics of security, and the role of information and forecasting in supply chains
Siva Viswanathan, PhD, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Co-director of DIGITS
Teaching/research focus: emerging issues related to online firms and markets, and on analyzing the competitive and strategic implications of new information and communication technologies
Yi Xu, PhD, Associate Professor of Operations Management
Teaching/research focus: Product assortment optimization, pricing, innovation and new product development, supply chain management, and Marketing and Operations Interface