Smith Partners with Deloitte for Spring Experiential Learning Opportunities

On April 23 and 24, Deloitte professionals joined Smith School faculty for “Takeover Days,” where 333 students across 13 classes tackled real-world projects. Guided by experts, they analyzed data and applied their knowledge to solve consulting scenarios.

Learning from the Best

At Smith, world-class faculty bring decades of research and expertise directly to undergraduate classrooms, offering students a unique opportunity to learn from top scholars, a rare practice among public universities.

Smith Faculty Leading, Collaborating in UMD Grand Challenges Projects

Robert H. Smith School of Business faculty members are engaged in three projects selected by the University of Maryland for Grand Challenges grants supporting research “to spur world-changing, interdisciplinary research and solutions."

Smith Researcher Leading NSF-Funded, Data-Driven Fight Against Pandemics

Dean’s Professor of Information Systems Louiqa Raschid at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is principal investigator for a new, $1 million predictive analytics project to develop sophisticated predictive models and best communication practices to combat future pandemics.

Raschid Receives NSF Funding to Improve Supply Chain Knowledge Networks for COVID-19 Medical Supplies

A Maryland Smith expert in data science and data management has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to improve supply chain networks used for critically needed medical equipment during the COVID-19 crisis.

NSF Awards $1M to Develop Open Knowledge Database for Business

The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a multi-institutional team that includes a UMD business professor to help develop an open knowledge database to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses. Louiqa Raschid, a professor of information systems in the Robert H. Smith School of Business with an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, is a co-principal investigator on the project.

Fearless Idea 18: Avert Financial Crises

SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Information systems professor Louiqa Raschid learned valuable lessons from her involvement in developing the Sahana Open Source system for natural disaster recovery management that was used effectively for such events as Superstorm Sandy. Currently, she’s leading an effort to monitor and avert a different disaster type — a financial crisis.

Twitter Cues from the Music World

A recent CBC Music report holds up music bands as models of good Tweeting skills, citing Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame as one example with 1.3 million followers. “@wakaFlockabsm has something for everyone,” the report says. “Fun interactions with fans, inspirational quotes and weird hashtags.” Social media has become increasingly important for musicians to engage fans, promote output and subsequently lift record and concert sales — a dynamic analyzed in a recent study from the Smith School.

Smith Professor Wins $2M NSF Grant for Research in Data Management for the Life Sciences

Dr. Louiqa Raschid, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is part of a team of researchers awarded a $2-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for data management research for the life sciences. Rashid's research objective is to develop new data modeling and data integration tools that will make scientists and biologists more effective and efficient as they navigate through vast amounts of Web-accessible information.

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