Because the University is a leader in preparing graduates with information security expertise, demand is high by employers and by students seeking to enter the MIS master's program.
Dr. Jay Nunamaker at the University of Arizona is at work on a screening system called AVATAR, which is short for Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real-Time. It’s designed to be a fast, advanced, polygraph-like test that doesn’t involve hooking anyone up to a machine or administering an fMRI. Instead, Avatar is a computer program designed to look like a face on a screen.
Congratulations to Gondy Leroy, Ph.D. (Investigator, Associate Professor, MIS) and Principal Investigators, Sydney Pettygrove, Ph.D. (Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health), and Margaret Kurzius-Spencer, MPH, MS, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, UA Department of Pediatrics and the UA Steele Center) on receiving research funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will help expand knowledge about children with autism spectrum disorder.
Congratulations to MIS professor Daniel Zeng who has been receiving widespread media coverage regarding his e-Cigarette social media research.
IDG's Computerworld has announced Michele Norin, Chief Information Officer at the University of Arizona, as a 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.
Congratulations to Paulo Goes, MIS Department Head, for being named a Distinguished Fellow by the INFORMS Information Systems Society. He received this fellowship in recognition of his outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.
For the fourth year running, Nextrio is graciously sponsoring the MIS Network Design Case Competition for our MIS Master’s students. The Nextrio case competition benefits local non-profits who are in need of IT solutions that will help provide efficiencies and improvements in their daily processes.
Congratulations to the following MIS Undergraduate students for their hard work and dedication that enabled them to gain these awards and scholarships.
Congratulations to Paulo Goes (MIS department head) and his doctoral student, Chenhui (Julian) Guo, for receiving the Best Conference Paper award at the Nineteenth Conference on Information Systems
This summer, fifty Tucson high school students received full scholarships sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to attend the residential MIS GenCyber camp at the Biosphere2.
The GenCyber camps, developed by professor of practice in MIS Bill Neumann, were funded by the NSA through the NSF. The UA STEM Center, MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement), and the Girl Scouts, partnered with the MIS department on the program.