2016-2017 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Department of Decision and Information Sciences
Faculty and Fields of Interest
Dan Braha operations management, complex systems analysis
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
Rui Huang management information systems
Yuzhu (Julia) Li project management, program management, team flexibility, boundry spanning, e-commerce, technology -mediated learning
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
Pinyarat Sirisomboonsuk management information systems
Gang (Gabriel) Wang operations management, supply chain optimization, supply chain dynamics, supply chain sustainability and uncertainty, combinatorial and non-smooth optimization.
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 three major programs leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree: Operations Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), and General Business Administration. 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. General Business Administration majors choose from the Online Option or the On-campus Option (which is limited to mid-career learners returning to college).
The department also offers minors in Management Information Systems and Operations Management