Faculty and Research
World Renowned Faculty
For the last three decades the faculty at the University of Arizona's Department of Management Information Systems has focused on education, research and outreach. MIS faculty members have provided executive education to companies such as America Online, American Express, Ernst & Young, LLP, Honeywell International, Intel Corp., Raytheon Systems Co., and Ultra-Life Batteries, Inc.
The faculty’s research efforts have resulted in robust, real-world solutions, such as the award winning GroupSystems software used by government and business entities throughout the world, that make the world of business run like never before.
While faculty members of the MIS department at the University of Arizona are renowned throughout the world for their research, they are renowned throughout the university for their dedication to students. From Dr. LaSalle who had, since the department's inception, brought excitement to his introductory computer course, to newer faculty members who bring fresh perspectives and techniques to the classroom, the talent and commitment of these outstanding people have touched thousands of students. Combine this talented pool of educators with a curriculum that is kept relevant through a perpetual dialogue with business leaders, and you have a recipe for success.
MIS Faculty Resources
View faculty directory, with links to individual faculty pages, contact information, and CVs.
MIS Department and Faculty Accomplishments
Learn about the wide array of MIS Department faculty accomplishments, including faculty fellows, research funding, awards, editorships, and more.
Research Centers, Labs, and Groups
The Advanced Database Research Group (ADRG) led by Dr. Sudha Ram, conducts research in data management and explores semantics, databases, and interoperable systems in business, scientific, and manufacturing domains. ADRG collaborates with researchers in various disciplines including bioinformatics, manufacturing, biological sciences, pharmacology, and hydrology.
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab led by Dr. Hsinchun Chen was founded in 1989 and is an internationally known research group in the areas of digital libraries, intelligent retrieval, collaborating computing, and knowledge management. The group is known for its adaptation and development of scalable and practical artificial intelligence, neural networks, genetic algorithms, statistical analysis, computational linguistics, and visualization techniques.
The Center for the Management of Information (CMI) led by Dr. Jay Nunamaker was founded in 1985 and has established itself as a world a leader in the research and development of collaboration processes and technologies. Through its research into the art and science of collaboration, CMI is redefining the way people work and communicate. CMI develops the theory, technology and processes that allow groups to move to new levels of efficiency and productivity while retaining a focus on the people at the heart of every organization.
The Information Assurance & Security Education Center (IASEC) was established to address the growing need for Information Security professionals trained with a focus in Information Assurance. The Center primarily focuses on fostering curriculum development, research, professional alliances, and educational outreach as it applies to areas of information security and Information Assurance (IA), training, and awareness.
The Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics (INSITE) led by Dr. Sudha Ram is designed to address the nonstop flood of data being generated by social media and Web 2.0. The center will develop innovative analytical techniques to unleash the hidden wealth in this data, harness the power of social media, and lead to actionable insights for organizations.
MIS Commons and the MicroAge Lab in managed by the MIS department. It provides instructional and research support with a focus on providing access to high-end hardware and software technology and facilitating collaborative projects between the University and private industry. MIS Commons includes ten student meeting areas used for collaboration and discussions. The MicroAge Lab is a technical classroom with 55 workstations and presentation area. The Lab is equipped with complete and full video conferencing capabilities.National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS)
The National Center for Border Security and Immigration (BORDERS) is a consortium of 14 premier institutions that is dedicated to the development of innovative technologies, proficient processes, and effective policies that will help protect our Nation’s borders, foster international trade, and enhance long-term understanding of immigration determinants and dynamics.
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