How Are Airlines Handling the Busiest Summer Travel Season Ever?

Record-breaking summer air travel is underway, with U.S. airlines expected to carry 271 million passengers. Professor Suresh Acharya cites challenges like air traffic controller shortages and Boeing issues but believes airlines are reasonably prepared.

Undergrads Quantify the Caitlin Clark Effect in Spring Analytics Competition

Caitlin Clark, now with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, boosted women's basketball interest as a University of Iowa guard. Maryland undergrads analyzed her impact in a Business Analytics workshop, led by Professors Gisela Bardossy and Bruce Golden, showcasing their skills.

Smith School’s Bjarnadóttir Earns Highest Icelandic State Honor for Research Impact

Margrét Bjarnadóttir, associate professor at the Smith School, was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon for transformative research on pay equity.

What’s the Best Escalator Etiquette: Stand or Walk?

The Smith School's Michael C. Fu explores efficient escalator use in crowded transit hubs, challenging conventional "walk left, stand right" etiquette with findings favoring flexible lane access to balance passenger flow.

Smith School Hosts Workshop on AI and Analytics for Social Good

On May 10, 2024, the University of Maryland’s Smith School hosted the AI and Analytics for Social Good Workshop, featuring experts from leading institutions discussing the use of analytics for social impact, including misinformation, platform regulation, and educational analytics.

AI Research Briefs

Finance professor Agustin Hurtado’s AI research highlights racial disparities in mortgage lending, while Information Systems researchers study AI chatbots' impact on mental health counseling. Marketing professor Michel Wedel explores predicting decisions via eye-tracking, and accounting professor Rebecca Hann examines AI’s evolving role in the accounting industry.

Global Grant Brings the World to the Smith School Through PM Simulation Update

University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business enhances project management education through a #KeepGlobalSmith grant. Associate Clinical Professor Paul Shapiro updates a simulation, integrating international business dynamics, benefiting over a thousand students across 35 courses.

The Smith Analytics Consortium’s Annual Datathon Breaks Another Record

The 5th Annual Datathon, hosted by the Smith Analytics Consortium, engaged 370 students in 53 teams, marking a new participation record. The event, aligned with Smith's Strategic Plan, fostered interdisciplinary collaboration and included students from various academic backgrounds.

This workshop brings together academics, thought leaders and stakeholders to discuss how analytics can support nonprofit organizations, government entities and social impact organizations in improving their reach and impact through innovative use of data and models. The overarching theme is analytics for doing good.




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Scoring Position: Alum Reflects on Career as an MLB Executive

Amiel Sawdaye's remarkable journey from baseball fanatic to World Series-winning executive with the Arizona Diamondbacks is a testament to passion and perseverance. Armed with a degree from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sawdaye’s transition from corporate life to MLB success offers valuable lessons for aspiring sports professionals.

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