Information and Decision Sciences Professor Gedas Adomavicius recently received an INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award. This is the top honor given by the society. Adomavicius received the award at the INFORMS annual meeting, which took place October 22 to 25 in Houston, Texas.

“This award makes me truly appreciate working in such a unique and interdisciplinary field,” Adomavicius said upon receiving the award, “where people with backgrounds and methodologies from computer science, like myself, economics, management sciences, engineering, organization science, psychology, and many other fields, can do research alongside each other united by the topics of the design, use, value, and impact of information systems and technologies.”

At the Carlson School, Adomavicius holds the Carolyn I. Anderson Chair in Business Education Excellence. His general research interests revolve around computational techniques for aiding decision-making in information-intensive environments and include personalization technologies, knowledge discovery and data mining, and electronic market mechanisms. “The field is as vibrant as ever,” he said at the award presentation.

The purpose of the Distinguished Fellow Award is to recognize individuals who have made outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline, including publications and intellectual leadership and stewardship. Adomavicius is the second Carlson School professor to receive this high honor. Professor and Curtis L. Carlson Schoolwide Chair in Information Management Alok Gupta received the award in 2014.