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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 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.

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.