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Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

Accomplishments

2017

Lian Duan

Lian Duan, PI, NSF REU #1659513. Title: Collaborative Research: REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Computational Data Analytics for Advancing Human Services. Total award: $31,275. Period: 5/1/2017 – 4/30/2020.

Lian Duan, Co-PI (with Bret Bennington, Steven S. Valenti, Krishnan Pillaipakkamnatt, Roberto Joseph, and Philip M. Coniglio), NSF STEM + C #1742373. Title: A Sustainable Computer Modeling Curriculum for Mastery of Core Biology Concepts and Computational Thinking in Secondary School Students. Total award: $1,611,462. Period: 12/1/2017 – 11/30/2020.


Spring 2016

Dr.  John Affisco Dr. Farrokh Nasri

Professors of Information Systems and Business Analytics Dr. M. Javad Paknejad, Dr. Farrokh Nasri and Dr. John Affisco have had the following proceedings showcased at the 2016 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference in Alexandra, Virginia.

  • "Total Cost Function in an EMQ Model With Planned Shortages and Nonlinear Holding and Shortage Costs," Paknejad, J., Nasri, F., and Affisco, J. F., 2016 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings, Alexandria, VA, April 2016.
  • "Value Based Health Care: A Look Through the Lenses of Process Improvement and Business Analytics," Affisco, J. F., Nasri, F. , and Paknejad, J., 2016 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings, Alexandria, VA, April 2016.

Dr. Paknejad is also Vice President of Promotional Activities for the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, as well as Program Committee Member and Session Chair for the 2016 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference.


 

Professor Shaghayegh Norouzzadeh

Professor Shaghayegh Norouzzadeh has participated in the following presentations on the topic of improving mobilization of patients in health care.

  • Poster presentation: Riebling, N., A. Joseph, S. Norouzzadeh, and R. Cowen. Improving Rate of Mobilization in the Intensive Care Unit. 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Milwaukee, WI, May 16-18, 2016.
  • Conference Presentation: Riebling, N., A. Joseph, S. Norouzzadeh, and R. Cowen. Mobilization in the ICU. 2016 World Conference on Quality and Improvement. Milwaukee, WI, May 16-18, 2016.

Fall 2015

Dr.  John Affisco Dr. Farrokh Nasri

Dr. John Affisco, Dr. Farrokh Nasri & Dr. M. Javad Paknejad

Dr. John Affisco, Dr. Farrokh Nasri & Dr. M. Javad Paknejad coauthored "Yield improvement and yield variability reduction in an EOQ model with planned shortages and random yield," to be published in the Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering.


Dr.  Yosef D. Dlugacz

Dr. Yosef D. Dlugacz

Dr. Yosef D. Dlugacz coauthored "Not for Industry Only: Medical Students and Office-Based Academic Detailing The PIVOT (Pregnant Woman Influenza Vaccine Optimization Team) Initiative," which is being published in the Journal of Advances in Medical Education and Practice.


Professor Abraham S. Mantell

Professor Abraham S. Mantell

Professor Abraham S. Mantell recently presented at MathFest 2015: "Coordinating a State-Wide Math Contest" (August 2015), as well as served as the Governor of the Metropolitan New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), in addition to being the Math League Coordinator for the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC).


Dr. M. Javad Paknejad

Dr. M. Javad Paknejad

Dr. M. Javad Paknejad has been serving as the Vice President of Promotional Activities for the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute since April 2006.


Spring 2014

Dr.  John Affisco Dr. Farrokh Nasri

Dr. John Affisco, Dr. Javad Paknejad and Dr. Farrokh Nasri Win Best Paper Award for Contribution to Theory

Professors of Information Technology and Quantiative Methods Dr. John Affisco, Dr. Javad Paknejad, and Dr. Farrokh Nasri won the Best Paper Award for Contribution to Theory for their publication titled “Analysis of Vendor Environmental Costs in the JELS Model with Sustainability” at the 2014 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute meeting.


Dr.  John Affisco

Dr. John Affisco Presents Paper at the 2013 Decisions Sciences Institute Meeting

Dr. John Affisco attended the 2013 Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) meeting in Baltimore, Maryland in November where he presented a paper co-authored with Dr. Javad Paknejad and Dr. Farrokh Nasri, professors of information technology and quantitative methods, titled “Vendor Fixed Environmental Cost in the Joint Economic Lot Size Model with Sustainability Considerations.” In his capacity as president-elect of the Northeast Region Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI), Dr. Affisco participated in the DSI Regional Activities Committee and the NEDSI officer’s meeting. After the spring 2014 NEDSI meeting, Dr. Affisco will begin his term as president of NEDSI.


Fall 2013

Dr.  John Affisco

Dr. John Affisco Presides Over 42nd Annual Northeast Decision Sciences Institute

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business sponsored the 42nd annual meeting of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI), an affiliate of the Decision Sciences Institute – a multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the development and application of quantitative and behavioral methods to administrative problems. The event, organized by John Affisco, Ph.D., professor of information technology and quantitative methods, was held in New York from April 5-7, 2013. It brought together more than 200 faculty, students and practitioners from the United States and around the globe to present their research. In addition, several Zarb faculty members were elected to NEDS leadership positions for the coming year, including Dr. Affisco as president.