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Research Overview

 

SMU School of Information Systems

RESEARCH AND PROJECT AREAS

 

We organize our academic research and our applied project work into the five broad areas shown below. Many of our faculty do work that spans several of the sub-areas within each of these five main areas. In addition, the work of many of our faculty span across these five main areas.

In addition, we have active R&D efforts ongoing at the intersection of Learning and Information Systems that are mostly lead by our
Education & Practice faculty and staff.

Through our centres, labs and special initiatives, we emphasize interdisciplinary work that spans across our five main areas, and that also spans across computing, management, and social science. Also, through our centres, labs and initiatives, we strongly link to SMU’s strategic Areas of Excellence.

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Our Faculty

We selectively seek out top notch faculty who are deeply grounded in the fundamentals of their respective areas, and who also want to collaborate with our SIS faculty and other SMU faculty in related areas. Our faculty are encouraged to pursue first-rate, innovative academic research and publishing while at the same time pursuing new initiatives that are problem driven and that can be applied to national needs, regional and global needs, and to new areas.
 
We seek out tenure-track research faculty who are driven to have their research, their results, and their project work disseminated through top-tier academic publishing, and who also want to see how the ideas and new capabilities they create can be applied to innovative systems, solutions and decision making in the broader external world.
 
We want to see our academic research contribute in some way to business & management applications, government & public sector applications, civil & people sector applications, or to social science research and applications. We want our research faculty to aspire to finding new ways of making contributions to scholarship and to society through work in whatever aspect of computer science, information technology, information systems and management or analytics, and especially with work in these areas that deeply integrates with management or social science.
The SIS environment provides excellent career advantages that attract and retain top-notch research faculty. We pay particular attention to developing the research potential of faculty members in the early stages of their career.
 
For all of our faculty members at all stages of their career, we provide a highly collaborative and supportive environment, and provide generous support for participating in high quality conferences and workshops. We also actively foster collaboration with internationally renowned universities and research labs.
 
All of the above also applies to our non-tenure track faculty who are in our education track or our practice track, though with the acknowledgement that their efforts are focused on excellence and innovation in our educational programmes , on doing more applied work oriented to the professions, on service to the university and to the professional community, and on creating and disseminating research and project outputs in ways that are consistent with these education track and practice track roles.

FACULTY LIST BY PRIMARY RESEARCH & PROJECT AREAS

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CENTRES, LABS & INITIATIVES

by SMU Areas of Excellence (AoE) and
by SMU SIS Research and Project Areas

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SIS RESEARCH IN EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

 

Last updated on 18 Jul 2017 .