FIU COVID-19 Datathon offers solutions to the challenge of campus repopulation.

FIU COVID-19 Datathon offers solutions to the challenge of campus repopulation.

An AI powered wearable device, a plan to supply personal protection equipment and a solution to optimize class scheduling took the top prizes in the FIU ATOM COVID-19 Datathon, held from July 24 to August 2, 2020. The competition, hosted by the FIU Business ATOM Think Tank to develop technology-driven solutions for repopulating the campus, attracted 51 students from throughout FIU. […]

Arun Rai

World leading information systems scholar inducted into dean’s circle of distinguished research fellows at FIU Business

Arun Rai, one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of information systems, has been inducted as a member of the Dean’s Circle of Distinguished Research Fellows at FIU Business. The Dean’s Distinguished Research Fellow initiative promotes collaboration between FIU Business faculty and students and the world’s top scholars in pursuit of relevant and […]

Telemedicine promises accessibility and cost-savings in healthcare, FIU Business study reveals.

Telemedicine promises accessibility and cost-savings in healthcare, FIU Business study reveals.

As rising costs, physician shortages and patients’ demand for convenient services continue to strain today’s healthcare system, a telemedicine innovation promises to reduce that strain in real time, according to a new study from FIU Business. The study looked at Virtual Care Centers (VCC), which provide patient-initiated, on-demand primary and urgent care services for common […]

Deterrence-based audit policies can help reduce excess costs in healthcare, FIU Business research finds.

Deterrence-based audit policies can help reduce excess costs in healthcare, FIU Business research finds.

Skyrocketing spending and excess costs in the healthcare industry can be reduced by deterrence-driven algorithms, innovative auditing methods that focus on increasing overall deterrence of waste and abuse in the long run. FIU Business research found that these are based on the concept of “sentinel effect” by which, once a set of practitioners is audited, […]

New FIU Business Master’s programs offer training in business analytics, cybersecurity.

New FIU Business Master’s programs offer training in business analytics, cybersecurity.

With an expanding need for technology leaders in South Florida, FIU Business has created two new specialty tracks for its Master of Science in Information Systems: Business Analytics and Business Cybersecurity. The Master of Science track in Business Analytics is currently admitting students to its first cohort, to start in Fall 2019. It is offered […]

Sculpting Data at FIU Business: students learn to parse a real company’s torrent of information.

Sculpting Data at FIU Business: students learn to parse a real company’s torrent of information.

  Many businesses sell on Amazon. And SellersFunding, which provides loans and capital to small businesses, wanted to find the stars among the small-marketplace online merchants, and identify which might be good investment opportunities. They turned to the students in Assistant Professor Tala Mirzaei’s Business Analytics Applications class to find out. It was a unique […]

FIU students capture top awards in business analytics and blockchain at national technology conference.

FIU students capture top awards in business analytics and blockchain at national technology conference.

Members of AIS@FIU entered this year’s national competition in Philadelphia as one of the relatively “new kids” on the block, a young chapter eager to make its mark. They left as champions, coming away with four awards: first- and second-place finishes in team competitions, and two additional recognitions for chapter achievement. An FIU undergraduate team […]

Positive and objective information are key for online petitions, FIU Business study reveals.

Positive and objective information are key for online petitions, FIU Business study reveals.

Whether they support a cause or a candidate, online petitions must have a positive tone in their messages and move away from complaining and moralizing in order to succeed, research from FIU Business finds. “Today, campaign messages are overwhelmingly negative, but people don’t like negative messages, and these reduce the chance for actual success of […]

Blockchain

Blockchain: sharing data and breaking with traditional networks.

Blockchain as a technology is seeing tremendous innovation and is impacting almost all industries from supply chain to gaming and, perhaps the most recognizable, cryptocurrency. There are significant differences emerging in how it’s applied across different sectors, experts told FIU Business students during a lunch and learn session presented by the Department of Information Systems […]

Telemedicine promises to advance healthcare in Latin America, but faces systemic obstacles, research from FIU Business finds.

Telemedicine promises to advance healthcare in Latin America, but faces systemic obstacles, research from FIU Business finds.

Telemedicine holds great promise to address a wide range of health issues in Latin America. Yet in spite of its strong potential benefits, its use hasn’t reached broad national and regional levels. Research from FIU Business indicates that increased adoption of telemedicine – caring for patients remotely, often through a secure video connection – in […]