Mapping the Cocaine Supply Chain

A team of UMD researchers is studying how to map and disrupt the cocaine supply chain. The research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is led by the Smith School’s S. Raghu Raghavan.

Analytics Are Key to Ending Gender Pay Inequity

Organizations often use the inexpensive and expedient approach of raising the salaries of the most underpaid women to bring about women’s pay parity with men. University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Associate Professor Margrét Bjarnadóttir says there are two reasons why this doesn’t work, “inequity isn’t usually equally spread throughout the whole organization and typically there’s a lack of well-paid women.

Under Sanction or Not: Female Doctors Face Bias in Online Reviews

Many people use online reviews when looking for a doctor, and since the pandemic began it’s become an even more popular way to find medical care. Margrét Bjarnadóttir and her co-authors have examined the link between online patient reviews and quality of care.

A ‘30 Under 30’ Recipient, on Embracing Challenges

For Loop CTO Ali Salhi, MS in Business Analytics ’18, Maryland Smith was a place to learn about the importance of learning through challenges.

People Analytics for an Equitable Workplace

“People analytics” – traceable to 1911’s The Principles of Scientific Management, which sought to apply engineering methods to managing people – has exploded with advances in computer power, statistical methods and artificial intelligence (AI).

Maryland Smith Launches Data Science and Business Analytics Certificate Program

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is launching a nine-month, fully online certificate program designed for technical and non-technical professionals interested in leveraging data to draw insights and drive smarter decision-making for their organization.

The Way Forward

From the earliest weeks of the pandemic, Maryland Smith’s Nicole Coomber was noticing a worrying trend. Upwardly mobile professionals across her social media networks were opting to step back from their careers, overwhelmed by the new demands of their work lives and home lives.

Bjarnadóttir Earns Best White Paper Award

New research from Maryland Smith’s Margrét Bjarnadóttir that asks how organizations can leverage AI to build a more equitable workforce has been named the Best White Paper in the 2021 Wharton Analytics Conference.

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