This is a fabulous week with tonight the Isenberg School Scholarship Celebration taking place at the Marriott Center at UMass Amherst; tomorrow the UMass Amherst Honors dinner at the Campus Center as well as the Isenberg School Senior Barbecue plus All School meeting immediately prior, and Friday is a special conference organized by the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at UMass. And, yes, we are still conducting classes!
Friday's conference is on Social Science Research Beyond the Academy with PhD alum panelists and a graduate student research exposition.
My former doctoral student in Management Science at the Isenberg School, Dr. Padma Ramaujam, who is with SAS in Cary, North Carolina, and with whom I co-authored the Emvironment Networks book, will be a panelist. Padma's dissertation received an INFORMS Transportation Science Section (now the Transportation Science & Logistics Society) best dissertation award, a highly prestigious honor.
Also, my doctoral student, Shivani Shukla, will be presenting a poster at this conference on our latest research on cybersecurity investments.
Dr. Laurel Smith-Doerr, the Director of ISSR, provided me with the nice flyer, reposted below, which mentions Padma and Shivani, both of whom are Supernetwork Center Associates.