Decision, Operations & Information Technologies

Nobel Prize Winner John Nash Talks Money at Smith Alumni Event

Even Nobel Prize winners sometimes struggle with the tools of the digital economy. I'm not quite prepared for the actual technology here, Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. joked, after having some trouble with the Frank Auditoriums projection system. Nash, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994, spoke to a packed auditorium and three overflow rooms on October 14, 2004, at the University Alumni Associations Alumni College event, held in Van Munching Hall, home of the Smith School of Business.

Smith's Doctoral Candidates Take Posts at Business Schools Worldwide

The Robert H. Smith School of Business doctoral program may not make headlines each month, but it does each May, marking the end of another rigorous academic cycle. By the end of August, the school will graduate nine students for the 2003-2004 academic year. To give a sense of the global nature of the positions being accepted by these graduates, below is some information, including their dissertation titles, on four of the doctoral candidates:

Forum on Financial Systems and Cyber Security Attracts Experts from Around the Globe

The information revolution has not only introduced new technologies, but has also changed the way business is conducted. Economic transactions increasingly take place via digital networks, and a critical part of this interconnectivity is the way organizations have integrated accounting and financial management systems with Internet-based applications.

Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective (Invite Only)

 

The Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective brings together researchers and professionals from academia, industry, and government from around the world for presentations and discussions on risk management issues related to cybersecurity.  The Forum is sponsored by the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, and the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise security risks to corporate and national security risks.

Time: 
January 14, 2015 - 8:00am to 8:30pm

Cybersecurity Talk

TechFest 2014 is an event that will provide an opportunity for undergraduate students and MSIS students to better understand recent trends of information technologies and applications of the technologies in real world businesses.

Time: 
December 4, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Fourth Annual Netcentricity Conference Focuses on E-Markets

This year, the Robert H. Smith School of Business dedicated its Fourth Annual Netcentricity Conference, held on April 23, to the discussion of the Future of Electronic Markets. Panelists and participants included nationally and regionally respected e-marketers, professors of information technology and e-commerce, e-government program directors, researchers, and MBA students. The conference featured state-of-the-art multimedia presentations and timely research initiatives that demonstrated how important digital and information technology has become in our lives.

Research Grants

Faculty Major Grants
Zhi-long Chen N.G. Hall and Z.-L. Chen, Grant from National Center for the Middle Market, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, Project Title: “Improving pricing and production strategies for middle market companies”, Amount: $77,944. 2013 – 2014
Grodon Gao

NSF CAREER Award

AHRQ conference grant for WHITE

Michael Fu

National Science Foundation, New Approaches for Simulation-based Optimal Decision Making, 2015--2017, $220K (Project Director)

National Science Foundation, A New Approach to Nonconvex Risk-Sensitive Stochastic Optimization, 2014--2017, $340K (co-Principal Investigator, with PI S.I.~Marcus)

Margret Bjarnadottir Research and Scholarship Award, University of Maryland, to be awarded in spring of 2015
Katherine Stewart NSF ADVANCE Seed Grant

Smith School's BIO|PhARMA Club Sponsors Industry Networking Event with Dr. Stephen Hewitt

It takes $750 million to 1.5 billion to bring a new drug to the market, says Stephen Hewitt, MD, PhD, clinical investigator and director at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health. Hewitt addressed members of the BIO IT Coalition of the Greater Washington, D.C., Area and students, faculty, and staff of the Smith School at an industry-networking event on March 31, 2004.

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