Center for Information Technology and Management

The Center is the focal point for industry engagement for all areas related to Information Technology and Management. We work with local DFW companies and non-profits, as well as multinationals who have a major DFW presence. Companies work with us to sponsor both undergraduate and graduate student projects and competitions. They also fund internships and work with graduate students and faculty on cutting-edge research problems.

Ron Bose, Ph.D. Director, CITM

The Center acts a focal point of engagement between DFW industry and UT Dallas faculty/students in the Information Systems area, based on five pillars:

  1. Industry funded research projects: The project sponsor provides a use case and relevant data for a 1-2 semester project, done on campus by 2-4 person student teams with part-time faculty supervision. The sponsor test-drives a project that cannot be done in-house because of resource or expertise constraints and observes students for future hiring. We have worked on funded research projects for telecommunications, financial services and travel industry clients.
  2. Capstone projects for graduate and undergraduate classes: Companies provide use cases and datasets and the projects are executed by teams of 4-5 students. There is no cost for this activity.
  3. Case study competitions: Companies provide use cases and prize money. Student teams present results to the company judges for evaluation.
  4. Invited lecture series: Companies are invited to talk on current and important business topics as part of a lecture series sponsored by the Center.
  5. Internships: We encourage companies to contact the Center for interns in the Information Systems area (both undergraduate and graduate)

The Industry Advisory Board helps the Center with executing its mission and drives its connection to the DFW business community. The Board meets on the UTD campus once each semester, with conference calls as needed. The current members of the Board are:

Name Title Company
Harry Bennett General Manager Amdocs
Mark Bunn VP Oracle
Carolyn Carlson Director Microsoft
Tan Moorthy Executive VP Infosys
Tom Myers Regional VP Flexential
Toby Pennycuff CIO Hilltop Holdings
Prakash Shrivastava Distinguished Expert Atos
Savitha Vangoori Director St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Josh Weatherly Managing Director Amazon Web Services
David Woody Director American Heart Association