MIS Faculty and Alumnus Receive ISS Awards

Oct. 20, 2023
ISS Awards Hsinchun Chen

Two faculty members in the MIS Department and one MIS alumnus received awards from the Information Systems Society at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix earlier this month. 

UA Regents’ Professor of MIS Jay Nunamaker and UA Regents’ Professor of MIS Hsinchun Chen each won a 2023 Practical Impacts Award. The award honors distinguished information systems academics who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and sustained impact on the industry.

Chen and alumnus Sagar Samtani ’13 BSBA (MIS), ’14 MS (MIS), ‘18 PhD (MIS), who is now an assistant professor at Indiana University, won the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award for their work titled, “Proactive Cyber Threat Intelligence for Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: An Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled Analytics Perspective.”

ISS Awards

Additionally, Samtani won the Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award. It was named for University of Minnesota professor Gordon Davis, who was part of the founding fathers of the information systems discipline. The award recognizes and honors young scholars who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.