UMD Smith and Deloitte Launch Initiative to Expand AI Study and Outreach Opportunities

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland (UMD) has joined Deloitte to launch the Deloitte Initiative for AI and Learning (DIAL), an artificial intelligence (AI) research initiative to help expand learning and development opportunities for faculty and students across the university’s various colleges.

John Bono: Smith Analytics Consortium’s New Co-Director

John Bono has been appointed as co-director of the Smith Analytics Consortium. In his new role, he works with current co-director Wedad Elmaghraby to continue the consortium's excellence, focusing on its primary purpose of connecting UMD students and faculty with industry sponsors.

Students Showcase Analytics Skills in Annual Consortium Datathon Sponsored by Deloitte

On April 19, 2022, the Smith Analytics Consortium proudly kicked off its third annual Datathon sponsored by Deloitte, one of the consortium’s closest industry sponsors. The 9-day-long, data-focused competition provided University of Maryland students the opportunity to use their problem-solving, analytical, and data visualization skills.

Join Maryland Smith on January 31, 2022, for a discussion with federal government and business data executives on their common imperatives for 2022 and beyond.

Moderated by Prof. Wendy Moe, co-chair of the Smith Analytics Consortium.

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Grab your lunch and get ready to listen! The Smith Analytics Consortium is pleased to invite you to the first-ever Alumni Lunch & Learn on February 12, 2021, from Noon to 1 p.m. Our first speaker is Athena Abbott who is the director of pharma data product strategy & customer success at CVS Health.

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Undergrads Excel in ‘Renewable Energy’ Datathon

Industry Experts Help Coach, Evaluate Maryland Smith Students Through 2-Week Analytics Competition A team of Maryland Smith undergraduates from an "Introduction to Optimization" class earned first place in the annual Datathon organized by the Smith Analytics Consortium (SAC) with support from Deloitte. The competition, which concluded on April 30, 2021, was virtual and consisted of 12 student teams representing undergraduate, MBA, and MS (marketing analytics and information systems) programs.

Come listen to a panel of data scientists from Deloitte and Merkle share their professional experiences and offer advice! 

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to ask questions about a career in analytics! 

The first 25 students to register, get the opportunity to have a private networking session with one of our panelists!

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Please plan to join us from Noon-1 p.m. for a dialogue with Sinan Aral in which he will discuss his new book, The Hype Machine.

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