Computer Information Systems
Students practice what they learn and put their skills to the test where they excel in competitions. Class projects team up students with area organizations to assess and solve the business and technology needs of the client.
Take a look at these real-world projects:
I-69 Innovation Corridor and Imagination Portal
Seniors in CIS 477 engaged in an experiential learning class designed to connect USI students with the community. The class was divided into two teams and assisted with website development and project management, all while gaining real-life experience.
The teams worked with real clients. The collaborations resulted in a website for I-69 Innovation Corridor and Imagination Portal, a web-based platform to help generate and create innovative ideas. This initial design will be the starting point for next semester's seniors, who will continue to refine the portal solution.
CIS 477 Senior Project students applied their knowledge and used their skills to launch a project called COLAB, a website used by students at a university in North Carolina. The website allows students to collect, aggregate, and distribute data, then run their own analytics.
Student teams also presented their project outcomes to the IT Alliance advisory board.
Franklin Street Events Association
For their senior project, CIS students teamed up with client Franklin Street Events Association to redesign and launch an interactive website. This not only changed the way the Evansville business conducts its business, but the project garnered the students national awards at the annual Information Systems Project and Case Competition.
Check out WFIE Channel 14 News coverage:
- Dr. Abbas Foroughi, professor of computer information systems and chair of management and information sciences; Dr. Mohammed Khayum, USI Interim Provost; and Dr. Jack Smothers, associate professor of management and MBA director, co-authored "Principle-Based MBA Course Design." Foroughi presented it at the 2018 DSI Annual Meeting in the Innovative Education and Teaching: Course Design and Assessment Session, in Chicago, IL.
- Read our interview with IT Alliance member Scott Franzel, SVP of technology at OFS
- A new published article, "The Potential of Student Co-Creation in Extracurricular Experiences," is co-authored by Dr. Kevin Celuch, Dr. Dinko Bačić, Dr. Manfen Chen, Ms. Jeanette Maier-Lytle, and Dr. Jack Smothers.
- USI Romain College of Business is the platinum sponsor of Indiana Chamber's inaugural Cybersecurity Conference
- Beta Alpha Psi chapter designated superior chapter
- Faculty publication: Dr. Dinko Bačić, assistant professor of computer information systems. His paper, “Biometrics & Business Information Visualization: Re-search Review, Agenda & Opportunities” was accepted to HCI International, a leading Human-Computer Interaction conference and will be published in Springer Computer Science Lecture Notes. This paper is important for the UPCI Lab as it creates a platform/research agenda well aligned with lab mission and technology.
- Getting to know Mr. Joab Schultheis, VP & CIO of Atlas Van Lines, Inc., and chair-elect of the IT Alliance.
- Faculty Publication and Conference: Dr. Dinko Bačić. Bačić presented a paper at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, one of the leading conferences for presenting the broadest variety of research done by and for IS/IT academicians in the Western Hemisphere. His work will be published in AMCIS 2019 Conference Proceedings.
- Interview with Nicholas Scheller, President of AIS
- Faculty publication: Dr. Dinko Bačić, assistant professor of computer information systems. Bačić's publication, "Task-representation fit's impact on cognitive effort in the context of decision timeliness and accuracy: a cognitive perspective," has been accepted in the AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction journal.