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Department of Information and Decision Sciences

Information and Decision Sciences (IDS) programs and research emphasize the critical role of information systems, operations management, and data analytics in businesses and organizations.

With a faculty comprised of world-class researchers and experienced industry professionals, we are committed to educating the next generation of leaders in the cutting-edge technologies and solutions that increasingly define success in the global market. A departmental roster can be viewed here.

Our program curriculum evolves to encompass ongoing technological change and its effects on business. It emphasizes experiential learning and includes real world projects that integrate foundational knowledge at the business-technology interface. Projects with industry partners are a required component for both our undergraduate and graduate programs. These projects are supported by industry sponsors and faculty who are actively engaged with the Chicago-area business community. Our programs produce well-rounded analysts, consultants, and managers who are ready to meet the growing demand for these skills in the marketplace.

Research is an integral part of what we do. Our faculty is engaged in fundamental research at the forefront of some of the most important questions faced by modern businesses and socio-economic systems. IDS faculty are active in research in three main areas: 1. Information Management and Systems, 2. Business Analytics – Machine Learning, Statistics and Optimization, and 3. Supply Chain and Operations Management.

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Our faculty is active in three broadly defined research areas:

  • Information Science and Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Business Analytics – Machine Learning, AI, Statistics, and Optimization


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Department seminar series

Leading scholars on areas related to Information and Decision Sciences from across the world bring their latest research to faculty, staff, and students. Seminars are usually held on Fridays afternoons in UH 2450. Some seminars may be held virtually via Zoom. For detailed announcements, please subscribe to the IDS-seminar mailing list here.

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Meeting ID: 975 3576 7242
Passcode: IDStalk21

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