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IS Research Spotlight Day provides a forum for faculty at the Department of Information Systems (IS) to showcase their research, exchange research ideas and discuss collaborations with the greater community. As stated by our department’s Vision Statement, the IS department aims to be leaders at the intersection of information, technology, and people by advancing innovative interdisciplinary research.

The main research areas of IS faculty include:

  • Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Health Informatics
  • Software Engineering


  • Highlight our research
  • Promote interdisciplinary research

Targeted attendees of the event 

  • University leaders
  • Existing collaborators
  • Potential future collaborators
  • Student researchers

Tentative agenda

  • 9:00-9:05 Leadership welcome message
  • 9:05-9:35 New faculty research spotlight (10 mins x 3), Session Chair: Andrea Kleinsmith
  • 9:35-10:10 Grant/Research spotlight (5 mins x 7), Session Chair: Md Osman Gani
  • 10:10-10:20 Break
  • 10:20-10:50 Interdisciplinary research panel (30 mins), Moderator: Foad Hamidi
  • 10:50-11:20 Research centers led by IS faculty (7.5 mins x 4), Session Chair: Sanjay Purushotham
  • 11:20-12:00 IS alumni entrepreneurship spotlight (20 mins x 2), Session Chair: Vandana Janeja
  • 12:00-1:00 Poster session at lunchtime

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Previous Events

Dr. Govind Rao
Disruptive Innovation to Reduce Health Care Costs
Wednesday, October 19, 12-1pm • ITE 459

Click to view a PDF of Dr. Rao’s presentation abstract and full bio.

Dr. Carl DiSalvo

Design as Democratic Inquiry
Thursday, November 3, Noon • ITE 459

Dr. Tiffani J. Bright, IBM Watson Health
Developing and Sustaining Diversity and Inclusion in Informatics
Thursday, November 10, Noon • ITE 459

Matt DiMaria ’84, CEO of VHT
UMBC Alumni Entrepreneur’s Journey
Thursday. November 17, 6pm • ITE 406