Mendoza School of Business


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    Finding a seat: 2 business profs and a grad student built an app to help sports venues with physical distancing

    Scott Nestler and Seth Berry, both professors of IT, Analytics and Operations, and MSBA/MBA candidate Joe Jenkins developed a cloud-based tool to help venue managers plan out the optimum seating configuration that aligns with their physical distancing and reduced capacity mandates.

    Melissa Jackson

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    Direct cash payments for COVID-19 relief are susceptible to fraud

    IT, Analytics and Operations professor and cyber security expert Mike Chapple was featured in an NPR segment about fraud concerns surrounding the COVID-19 relief payments. Chapple's comments start at the 2:20 mark.


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    Stimulus cash puts IRS on alert for scammers preying on unwary

    Bloomberg interviewed IT, Analytics and Operations professor and former computer scientist for the NSA about security concerns with the IRS payment portal, which could give scammers an opening to hijack payments.


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    South Dakota pork plant closure will reduce nation’s meat supply, impact entire supply chain

    IT, Analytics and Operations professor Krista Foster explains how closing the meat processing plants because of COVID-19 will not only hurt the nation’s meat supply, it will impact every tier of the supply chain.

    Shannon Roddel

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    Zoom should be criticized for poor communication rather than privacy, security, expert says

    “The challenge Zoom faces is that they were a specialized niche company that was suddenly thrust into the role of a critical infrastructure provider overnight and they simply weren’t ready for the intense level of scrutiny that they’ve received as a result,” said Mike Chapple, associate teaching professor of IT, analytics and operations.

    Shannon Roddel

  • ND business experts on: Coronavirus

    Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance, James O'Rourke, professor of management, and Kaitlin Wowak, assistant professor of information technology, analytics, and operations, provide insight into aspects of how the COVID-19 epidemic has unfolded, as health officials brace for the virus to spread within the United States.

    Shannon Roddel

  • Analytics for all at Notre Dame

    Mendoza's focus on enhancing its analytics programs and coursework throughout its programs was featured in an INFORMS magazine and newsletter.


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    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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    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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    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.