Dr. Gordon H. Dash joined the faculty of the College of Business (COB) in 1974. As a Full Professor he holds appointments in Finance & Decision Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program. He completed his undergraduate degree in business administration at Coe College (1968) and earned a masters and dual major PhD in Finance and Operational Research from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1978). Professor Dash’s research focuses on the neuroeconomics of SMART cities, developing translational neurobehavioral animal models, and optimization models in big data predictive analytics. Dr. Dash is an associate editor for the International Journal of Applied Optimization Studies. Additionally, he serves as a co-chair of the European Working Group for Operational Research on Development. Dr. Dash remains a member in good standing of several honorary societies including Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Delta Sigma Pi
Nina Kajiji is an adjunct associate professor in the Computer Science and Statistics Department at the University of Rhode Island. She has been conferred the title of Accredited Professional Statistician from the American Statistical Association. Her principal research interests are in the fields of applied optimization, volatility modeling, and artificial intelligence. Application fields include: socially responsible investing, neuroeconomics-based analysis of intra-day municipal bond yield curves, and obtaining complex educational assessment elasticity metrics. Recently, her research interests have expanded to include “big data” analytics featuring both visualization and high-performance computing to assist in complex data mining. Besides being actively involved in research, she is also the co-owner of The NKD Group, Inc. (www.NKD-Group.Global) a financial engineering and software development firm.
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