Opportunity: The Information Systems (IS) department at Boston University's Questrom School of Business invites applications for its PhD program from motivated and intellectually curious candidates. Applicants should have a prior degree in Computer Science, Economics, Business, Engineering, or other relevant technical degree. Relevant Work experience in research functions is desirable.
Questrom provides PhD students with a generous stipend and tuition support for five years. Additional funding is also available to support research and conference travel.
Faculty: Our world class faculty conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of IS and Economics and Machine Learning. Our award winning work is taught in other schools globally and adopted by firms internationally. We have global experts in platform economics, online reputation systems, online social media, and healthcare management. We organize the leading conference on Platform Strategy research. Committed to research excellence, our department also features a vibrant seminar series, featuring leading international scholars from related fields. These seminars create great collaboration opportunities for our faculty and students.
Student Research and Accomplishments: PhD students from our department have done outstanding research in online users' decision journey, the effect of social context on user engagement, and bias in online media. They have joined tenure track professorial positions at top research Universities worldwide (University of Minnesota, Hongkong University of Science and Technology, McGill University). They have won best paper awards at flagship conferences and workshops, including Conference in Information Systems and Technology (CIST) and Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS). And their research has appeared in top journals such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, and MIS Quarterly.
Research Opportunities: Our faculty research interest and expertise include (but are not limited to)
Boston: The unparalleled intellectual environment in the broader Boston area allows students to take classes from and collaborate with faculty from many other local universities such as Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and Boston College, in addition to the leading scholars at Boston University. To that end, the department offers PhD students the flexibility to tailor their curriculum to their research goals. Additionally, the rich and culturally diverse environment of the Boston area offers unparalleled quality of life for a PhD student.
Welcome: The Information Systems department firmly believes in the cultural and social diversity of our students, faculty and staff and promotes that belief in developing future scholars. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. We are especially eager for doctoral students from under-represented groups to join us in support of our institutional commitment to ensuring Boston University is inclusive, equitable, and diverse -- it's a place where all constituents can thrive.
Application: You can find more information on the Boston University Information Systems department at the department website and at the faculty pages. Details about the phd program and the application process for the Questrom School of Business are available on the program website. The application deadline for Fall 2020 admission is Jan 6, 2021. Feel free to direct any questions about the PhD program in Information Systems to Nachiketa Sahoo (email@example.com).
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