Optimizing RFID Technology for Utility Companies

Barring an unusually high bill, most of us pay our utility bills and don’t think much else of it. What many of us don’t know is utility companies, already low margin businesses, need to be highly efficient in reading our utility meters every billing cycle in order to avoid unnecessary costs. This is where the meter-reading technology research from Maryland Smith comes in.

Helping Drivers Take a Turn for the Better

Running into a one-way or no-left-turn street can be pretty frustrating as a driver. It’s an even bigger problem for vehicles responsible for mapping streets as well. But new research from Maryland Smith has a solution.

18 Maryland Smith Professors Named Among Top 2% Worldwide

A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide.

Improving Patient Health, One Amazon Alexa at a Time

Imagine a world where your Amazon Alexa checks on you to make sure you’ve taken your medication and alerts your provider with clinically important information. With the advent of new technology such as telehealth, a team of Maryland Smith researchers want to make this a reality, strengthening the connection between patients and providers.

Golden Wins Mathematics Research Award

Bruce L. Golden, the France-Merrick Chair in Management Science in the department of Decision, Operations and Information Technologies at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and two of his Ph.D. students have won the 2020 Trevor Evans Award from the Mathematical Association of America.

Maryland Smith’s Bruce Golden Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Maryland Smith’s Bruce L. Golden is the 2019 recipient of the Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Science.

More Efficient, But Not Always Better


Flu or Something More Sinister? Using Computer Models to Find Out

Symptoms resulting from a bioterrorism attack could be alarmingly similar to those of the flu. A computer model developed by Sean Barnes, assistant professor of operations management, aims to identify one from the other by their very different transmission dynamics.  Barnes built his original simulation model for his dissertation as a mathematics PhD student at the University of Maryland (2012) to help public health officials seeing the two scenarios play out and determine which they are dealing with. 

Curbing a Deadly, Economic Drain

Research by Sean Barnes and Bruce Golden Social Network Modeling Can Control Hospital Acquired Infections

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