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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 Associate Professor Genaro Gutierrez was named a finalist for the DAS Practice Award for the year 2015. He, along with Saurabh Bansal, wrote Expert Calibration and Elicitation for Large Scale Investment Decisions. "The DAS Practice Award is given annually to the best decision analysis application, as judged by a panel of Society members." Read more at INFORMS online.

IROM Professor Andrew Whinston has received the Career Research Excellence Award from the University Co-Op. This award is given to "a faculty member or staff researcher who has maintained a superior research program across many years." Read more here.

IROM Professor Steve Gilbert is the recipient of the 2015 MSOM Distinguished Service Award. "As noted by the selection committee... Steve has made immense contributions to the MSOM Society over many years, serving in leadership roles, serving on important committees, and serving as an associate editor for the MSOM journal for over a decade." Read more at INFORMS Online.

IROM Professor Anitesh Barua has been selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the Information Systems Society, and will be recognized at the next INFORMS meeting. "The primary aim of the ISS Distinguished Fellow Award is to recognize individuals who have made outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline." Professor Barua joins the society with IROM Professor Andrew Whinston, who received the award in 2009. Read more at INFORMS Online.

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.