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Department of IROM

The Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management (IROM) consists of three academic disciplines: Information Management, Operations Management and Risk (Decision Analysis, Quantitative Finance and Statistics).

The IROM department has several outstanding and nationally-ranked programs including the Undergraduate Management Information Systems program (ranked #2 by Business Week and #4 by U.S. News and World Report), the MBA Information Management program (#3 by U.S. News and #5 by the Wall Street Journal), the Undergraduate Risk Management program (#5 by U.S. News) and the MBA Productions/Operations Management program (#8 by Business Week and #13 by U.S. News). Learn more about IROM

Information, Risk, and Operations Management News


IROM Assistant Professor Naveed Chehrazi, along with Thomas Weber from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland,  developed "a way to accurately predict which delinquent credit card accounts will repay an outstanding balance. This could help decision-makers choose among methods of recovering past dues and chargeoffs."  Read more at Banking Exchange.

IROM Assistant Professor Guoming Lai has received this year’s Wickham Skinner Early-Career Research Accomplishments Award, honored by the Production and Operations Management Society. As a leading professional society in the production and operations field, POMS influences and recognizes outstanding research and teaching accomplishments with the Wickham Skinner Awards yearly. In particular, the Early-Career Research Accomplishments Award is intended to reward academics who have achieved unusually high accomplishments early in their careers. As one of the prestigious awards for young scholars in the production and operation field, the Wickham Skinner Award is highly selective. Most of the past winners have already been playing important roles in the society such as department and associate editors of the major operations journals. Read more at McCombs Today.

Katie Gray has been selected among the Top 10 influential professors by University of Texas alumni.  Read more at The Alcalde.

IROM Teaching and Research Awards

The IROM Department is happy to announce several faculty awards.
Teaching Awards
Lecturer Clint Tuttle has received the Hank & Mary Harkins Foundation Award for Effective Teaching in Undergraduate Classes, an award for those "who have demonstrated effective and innovative teaching through use of multimedia or special materials; and who motivate and inspire students."
Ph.D. Student Gorkem Ozer is recognized for teaching excellence among the Assistant Instructors of the McCombs School of Business with the Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence.
Research Awards
Associate Professor Kumar Muthuraman has received the Award for Research Excellence.
Assistant Professor James Scott has received the CBA Foundation Research Excellence Award for Assistant Professors.  


Chris Burke Joins IROM

Chris Burke is a Program Manager at Dell where he leads global cross-functional and cross-organizational teams for supply chain enablement projects. He also serves in the leadership role for the supply chain’s Program Management Office (PMO) establishing standard processes and procedures for managing projects across their life cycle milestones. Chris joined Dell after retiring as a Colonel from the United States Air Force. His last position was Director of Logistics, Installations, and Mission Support for the Eighth Air Force. He served at the Pentagon as Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Logistics and as Chief of the Policy Team for the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force executive action group. Chris deployed to the Balkans for Operation JOINT GUARD, the Indian Ocean for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and Iraq for both Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. Chris’ teaching experience includes Assistant Professor of Logistics Management for the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology and invited Lecturer to both the Brazilian Air Force Institute of Logistics at Sao Paulo and the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy of Logistics at Stavern. Chris was a National Security Fellow in the JFK School of Government at Harvard University and earned his PhD in Production and Operations Management from the Kelley school of Business at Indiana University. He holds Masters degrees in Acquisition Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University, and Military Operational Art and Science from Air Command and Staff College. His Bachelor degree is in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and he is a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) from SOLE – The International Society of Logistics. Chris will be teaching in multiple programs within the IROM Department and the McCombs School.