2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Department of Decision and Information Sciences
Faculty and Fields of Interest
Dan Braha operations management, complex systems analysis
David Burke Multiple generation workforce issues, mentoring the millennial generation, packaging and marketing to the millennial generation, retention in the freshman year experience, Web 2.0 concepts, applied technology, training & leadership development
Laura Forker operations management, purchasing and healthcare management
Angappa Gunasekaran (Dean of Charlton College of Business) operations management, quantitative business analysis, logistics, supply chain management
Yuzhu (Julia) Li project management, program management, team flexibility, boundry spanning, e-commerce, technology -mediated learning
Sharon Ordoobadi operations management, decision modeling, logistics, engineering economics, total quality management, engineering management
Bharatendra Rai (Chairperson) business analytics & data/text mining, applied statistics, quality and reliability engineering, big data, multivariate diagnosis/pattern recognition
Timothy Shea delivery and management of web-based learning and teaching technologies, corporate universities, end-user training, implementation issues of e-commerce
Zheng Zhong Shi open source software and community, IS outsourcing, IS strategy, e-commerce
Soheil Sibdari stochastic modeling in operations, economics, and statistics
Nichalin Summerfield cooperative and non-cooperative game theoretical analysis in operations management, supply chain management, decision modeling
Shouhong Wang electronic commerce, information systems analysis and design, artificial intelligence in business, knowledge management
The purpose of the Decision and Information Science program is to prepare students for careers in the application of decision models and information technology that solve business problems and explore new business opportunities.
The Department of Decision and Information Sciences offers two major programs leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree: Operations Management and Management Information Systems (MIS). MIS Majors select from options in either E-Commerce/Digital Business or Technology and Management. Operations Majors pick from one of three options: General Operations Management, Services Operations Management, or Supply Chain Management.
The department also offers minors in Management Information Systems and Operations Management.