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Opportunity for PhD in Information Systems at Questrom School of Business, Boston University

  • 1.  Opportunity for PhD in Information Systems at Questrom School of Business, Boston University

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    Opportunity for PhD in Information Systems at Questrom School of Business, Boston University

    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, or Engineering. Work experience is desirable. A research interest in technology, business, and society is essential. 


    The Information Systems department firmly believes in the cultural and social diversity of our students, faculty and staff and wants to promote 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.


    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 outstanding faculty conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of IS and Economics, Machine Learning, and Network Science. We have global experts in platform economics and online reputation systems. We organize the leading conference on Platform Strategy research. Committed to research excellence, our department also features a vibrant seminar series, featuring top scholars from related fields. These seminars create great collaboration opportunities for our faculty and students. 


    Placement: PhD students from our group have joined tenure track professorial positions at top programs world wide. Our students 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). Their research has appeared in top journals such as Management Science and MIS Quarterly.


    Research Opportunities:

    • Machine Learning
    • Reputation Systems
    • Computational Social Choice
    • AI & Jobs
    • Big Data
    • Network Effects
    • Social Networks
    • IT, Labor & Productivity
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Platforms & Ecosystems

    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 Boston area offers unparalleled quality of life for a PhD student. 


    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 6th, 2020. Feel free to direct any questions about the PhD program in Information Systems to Nachiketa Sahoo (nachi@bu.edu).