2018 Updates

Lots have happened since my last blog post in July 2018. The end of the semester is a great time to catch up on updates and reflect on successes and growth over the last few months. I summarize my updates in this post and will have a couple more posts, appearing over the next several days, dedicated to specific events.

I received word in late 2018 of another round of funding from the Construction Industry Institute (CII) for further analysis on collaborative scheduling in the construction industry. I’m thrilled to continue to work with Dr. Thais Alves and Dr. Min Liu on this project, as well as all of the great project team members from CII member companies. Vince Schiavone and Dominique Hawkins will also be Towson University student researchers on this project. Our initial funding helped to support a new paper just accepted to the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, which is an A* journal on the ABDC ranking list. I’ll post more about that paper once it’s in print, but for now you can find a synopsis on my Projects page.

My team will have a new whitepaper focused on our research in elections security at polling places in the Baltimore Business Review, forthcoming in early 2019. This paper is led by recent graduate Megan Price and discusses her work over the 2017-2018 academic year. I’m very proud of the detail that Megan put into her work and am happy that her recommendations are already having positive impact in the Maryland elections processes. Since Megan graduated, four additional students have worked on elections security: Hannah Locraft, Priya Gajendiran, Lorraine Black, and Saraubi Harrison. Hannah and Priya are ACES students at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can learn more about their ongoing work on the Cyber Tigers page. A synopsis of Megan’s upcoming paper is on my Projects page in the Cybersecurity section.

In the next few days, I’ll have a dedicated post regarding my new role as director of the graduate programs in supply chain at Towson University. I will also have a post about my involvement in INFORMS, including the Government and Analytics Summit, Resoundingly Human podcast, and 2018 Annual Meeting. In the meantime, please check out my new Gallery page for photos of what myself and the Cyber Tigers have been up to. Stay tuned!