Mendoza School of Business


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    November 11, 2019
    Notre Dame Stories: Of Analytics and Art

    Notre Dame Stories interviewed grad student Peter Zanca for their podcast. Zanca, who is pursuing a dual MBA/Master of Science in Business Analytics degree, is helping the NBA understand a new rule change with analytics and recently won the NBA Hackathon competition.

    Andy Fuller

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    November 7, 2019
    Expert says ‘Twitter spies’ committed espionage but broke no federal privacy laws, because there are none

    Two Twitter employees used their access at the social media giant to gather sensitive and nonpublic information on dissidents of the Saudi regime. According to IT, Analytics & Operations professor and director of the MSBA program Mike Chapple, the global nature of social media makes user data an attractive target for foreign intelligence agencies.

    Shannon Roddel

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    August 1, 2019
    Everyone’s Social Security Number Has Been Compromised. Here’s How To Protect Yourself.

    Following breaches at Capital One, Equifax and a slew of other financial and healthcare organizations, there’s little doubt that your social security number has been compromised, say cybersecurity experts. “It's totally reasonable to assume that your social security number has been compromised at least once, if not many times,” says Mike Chapple, associate teaching professor of information technology, analytics and operations.


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    July 24, 2019
    Facebook-FTC deal means a $5B fine for social network, but not much on face for users

    Mike Chapple, professor of information technology analytics and operations, was interviewed about Facebook's $5B fine for breaching user's private data. As part of the agreement with the FTC, Facebook must make dramatic structural changes to protect user data, but according to Chapple, most of the changes will not be apparent to users. Chapple said, "The end result is that consumers are going to be hearing more about privacy from Facebook and be given more direct control over how their information is shared."

    USA Today

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    June 24, 2019
    Resoundingly Human – Ethics in analytics and data science

    Associate teaching professor of Information, Technology, Analytics and Operations Scott Nestler was interviewed for an episode of the INFORMS podcast "Resoundingly Human," where he speaks to ethics in analytics and data science.

    INFORMS podcast

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    June 21, 2019
    Facebook’s Libra might be the best bet for cryptocurrency

    Finance Professor Bill McDonald analyzed Facebook's whitepaper on Libra, a new, simple global currency and financial infrastructure that is intended to empower billions of people. McDonald, the Thomas A. and James J. Bruder Chair in Administrative Leadership at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, previously worked as a vice president at the Schwab Center for Investment Research in San Francisco during the Internet boom/bust, and he has consulted for major investment banks, brokerages and stock exchanges, and served as an expert witness.

    Carol Elliott

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    June 20, 2019
    Is Facebook’s new Libra currency a play to become the world’s banker?

    Cybersecurity and privacy expert Mike Chapple, an associate teaching professor of information technology, analytics and operations at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said Libra’s design may preserve the privacy of transactions, preventing outsiders from peering in, but Facebook’s role gives the company the ability “to penetrate that veil of privacy.”

    Washington Post

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    June 19, 2019
    Facebook’s new cryptocurrency won’t protect user privacy from the company, expert says

    Facebook will launch a global cryptocurrency called Libra in 2020, alongside the underlying blockchain-based network—a secure, transparent and decentralized digital lender—that will support it. Mike Chapple, associate teaching professor of information technology, analytics and operations at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, says the Libra project promises to address many of the fundamental barriers that have stopped the widespread adoption of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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    April 10, 2019
    5 ways to safeguard student information

    Mike Chapple, associate teaching professor of IT, analytics and operations, wrote an article for Ed Tech, offering five ways schools can safeguard sensitive information about students in grades K-12 and their families from being disclosed inappropriately.

    Ed Tech

  • April 5, 2019
    Google It: Bringing Big Data To The Classroom

    With sleek glasses, dark shoulder-length hair and a charming demeanor, Kevin Hartman looks and acts the part of an innovative practitioner in the world of business analytics and big data. While his job centers around numbers and data, he sees his work as an art form just as much as it is a science. This perspective has also helped him become a relatable and impactful Notre Dame professor.

    Andrew Mentock