Fordham Notes: Fordham Business Professor Honored with Award from IBM

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fordham Business Professor Honored with Award from IBM

A hearty congratulations goes out to W. “R.P.” Raghupathi, Ph.D., professor of information systems and founding director of the Center for Digital Transformation at the Fordham Schools of Business, who took home an IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award today. 

The award, which was given to 14 university professors around the world, honored Raghupathi for his role in developing new ‘big data analytics’ an applied practicum course elective at Fordham that helps students understand strategic issues surrounding big data analytics such as governance, ethics, privacy and security, and data quality.

The award comes with a $10,000 prize. Winning proposals included programs focused on computer science/electrical engineering, business administration, economics, strategic management, and math and statistics.

The award is part of a larger partnership between the company and academic institutions called the IBM Academic Initiative, which was launched in 2004. The global program facilitates the collaboration between IBM and educators to teach students the information technology skills they need to be competitive and keep pace with changes in the workplace.

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—Patrick Verel

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