College finance professor helps banks track terrorist financing.

The words of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s secret source Deep Throat to “follow the money” in their Watergate investigation resonate today with multiple law enforcement agencies as they try to uncover money-laundering schemes and terrorist financing. John Zdanowicz For sixteen years, John Zdanowicz, professor, Department of Finance, in the college, has worked with data […]

Information technology plays an increasingly key role in sales performance.

The image of the salesperson shuffling from customer to customer with a satchel full of wares is ancient history. Today’s sales force hits the streets armed with cell phones, PDAs, and laptops, plus spreadsheets and other software programs that provide the data and analytic capabilities needed to build and maintain customer satisfaction. How can companies […]

PhD students look for patterns—in teaching strategies and creative projects.

Nicole Wishart and David Hinds, both PhD students in the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems (DSIS) in the College of Business Administration, are focusing on patterns. Though the subject matter is quite different—teaching conceptual database design and innovation communities —their findings have a number of features in common, including their practical applicability. Nicole […]

Sophisticated computer model adds to knowledge about the impacts of hurricanes on insurance costs.

Shahid Hamid, professor in the Department of Finance in the College of Business Administration, director of Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC)’s Laboratory for Financial, Insurance, and Economic Research, and lead investigator on the project. Researchers who worked on the model, International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) affiliates and board members, and other interested […]

Innovative approach to dynamic web caching reduces total cost of IT ownership.

Kaushik Dutta The web sites that fuel e-commerce rely increasingly on applications that generate dynamic content to provide visitors with personalized, interactive experiences. As Internet traffic continues to grow and web sites become more complex, performance and scalability are fast becoming major issues for many organizations. At the same time, today’s e-commerce companies are looking […]

Faculty team shares their knowledge in train-the-trainers program.

Chris Ellis, Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems instructor, looks on during an exercise using matches and dice designed to teach the theory of constraints. Jerry Haar, associate director of the Knight Ridder Center for Excellence in Management and professor in the Department of Management and International Business at the head of the table, […]

Blended courses and online teaching veterans share insights at 2006 CIBER Business Language Conference.

Constance Bates, associate professor, Management and International Business Department While online and blended (partly online, partly on-site classroom instruction) course formats bring convenience and flexibility to students, they require a complete overhaul in the way professors present material—a potentially painful process that two professors from Florida International University recently made a little easier. In a […]