Analytics, Information and Operations Management research


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Research information

The Analytics, Information and Operations Management (AIO) academic area includes faculty who are experts in topics such as business analytics, information systems and supply chain management, as well as former industry professionals whose experience supplements our curriculum.

AIO faculty regularly publish in leading academic journals and lend their expertise to regional and national media. Their intellectual contributions generate new knowledge and understanding, particularly as industries continue to rely more heavily on data-driven decision making.

In the Media

  • Manufacturer works on a project as smoke curls around him

    Disruptor Daily

    What is the future of supply chain management? 16 experts share insights

  • An overhead view of shipping containers on a barge

    Inbound Logistics

    What's the difference between supply chain visibility and transparency?

  • A piece of luggage

    Academic Minute

    Mazhar Arikan, University of Kansas, talks baggage fees

Recent research & news

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Autonomous vehicles could prove to be future model for delivery services, study finds

Autonomous vehicles can help delivery people serve customers on foot, especially in cities where parking is a challenge and customers are close together, according to a study by assistant professor of business analytics Sara Reed.
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Professor named co-editor-in-chief of journal

KU professor Andrew Chen has been appointed co-editor-in-chief of Decision Support Systems, an academic journal covering theoretical and technical issues in the support of enhanced decision making.
Question marks

Artificial intelligence expert originates new theory for decision-making

How should people make decisions when the outcomes of their choices are uncertain, and the uncertainty is described by probability theory? That’s the question faced by Prakash Shenoy, the Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Kansas School of Business.
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New study advocates updating approach to teaching supply chain curriculum

“Nobody worries about the supply chain until something goes wrong,” said Joe Walden, the assistant area director in analytics, information and operations management at the University of Kansas.

Area directors

Debabrata Dey
Debabrata "Deb" Dey
Davis Area Director, Analytics, Information and Operations Management, Ronald G. Harper Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems
Detelina Stoyanova
Detelina Stoyanova
Assistant Area Director, Analytics, Information and Operations Management, Assistant Teaching Professor

Analytics, Information and Operations Management faculty

Mazhar Arikan
Mazhar Arikan
Associate Professor
Trambak Banerjee
Trambak Banerjee
Assistant Professor
Mark Best
Mark Best
Lecturer
Soudipta Chakraborty
Soudipta Chakraborty
Assistant Professor
Wei Chen
Wei Chen
Associate Professor
Arunima Chhikara
Arunima Chhikara
Assistant Professor
Lidan Fan
Lidan Fan
Assistant Teaching Professor
Mark Haug
Mark Haug
Assistant Teaching Professor
Steve Hillmer
Steve Hillmer
Professor, Director, Davis Center for Figure Sense
Gilbert Karuga
Gilbert Karuga
Associate Professor
Michael Lash
Michael Lash
Assistant Professor
Shaobo Li
Shaobo Li
Assistant Professor
Suman Mallik
Suman Mallik
B. Allen and Dorothy V. Lay Professor
Thomas Patton
Thomas "Tom" Patton
Professor of the Practice
Sara Reed
Sara Reed
Assistant Professor
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Jim Ritchie
Lecturer
Brian R. Salmans
Brian R. Salmans
Assistant Teaching Professor
Nagarajan Sethuraman
Nagarajan "Naga" Sethuraman
Assistant Professor
Prakash Shenoy
Prakash P. Shenoy
Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Ben Sherwood
Ben Sherwood
Associate Professor
Karthik Srinivasan
Karthik Srinivasan
Assistant Professor
Joe Walden
Joe Walden
Associate Teaching Professor