Research & Awards

The department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems takes advantage of our urban environment and the opportunity it affords for conducting applied research. Our faculty regularly publish in leading academic journals as well as serve in editorial positions for many of these same publications, such as Data Base, Decision Analysis, Information Systems Research, Interfaces, Journal of Operations Management, MIS Quarterly, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Management Science and Quality Management Journal.

With an international reputation and a 40-year history of success, our operations and business analytics experts have been cited in multiple articles as ranking in the top 20 in the United States in terms of research. Our information systems expertise places the department among other top tier research institutions delivering leading-edge research in IS and IT.

Teams of faculty and graduate students have completed projects for many world-class organizations, including Convergys, Coleman, Duke Energy, dunnhumby, Kroger, General Electric, Honeywell, LexisNexis, Transfreight, Starbucks, Tyco, and Procter & Gamble, a collaboration project that was named a finalist in the prestigious 1996 INFORMS Edelman Award Competition for the best applied work in management science.