Operations and Information Management

The Operations and Information Management (OPIM) Ph.D. Program at UConn provides its students with the training necessary to conduct cutting-edge research in the broad areas of Management Information Systems (MIS) and Operations Management (OM). Students are guided through a curriculum that combines the research methods of Economics, Computer Science, Operations Management, Operations Research, and Statistics, with an emphasis on the scientific management of real businesses.

After completing their coursework and qualifying examinations, our Ph.D. students engage in original research that focuses on emerging technologies and algorithms, and their effects on businesses and the economy. Recent graduates have successfully defended dissertations with topics including: markets for distributed computing, online commerce, healthcare decision support, and measuring and managing the influence of “blogs.”

The OPIM department is unique in its wide range of interests and highly collaborative research environment. Students can work with professors on a research topic from the following list, or develop a related research topic in their own area of interest.

OPIM faculty now ranked #5 worldwide in research productivity! 
Based on publications in the premier INFORMS journals (Management Science, Operations Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and Information Systems Research)


Research topics

  • Auction theory and applications
  • Database design and security
  • Database management
  • Distributed computing and client/server technology
  • Electronic commerce
  • Economics of information and information systems
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Management of technology
  • Manufacturing systems, planning and strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • and More



Graduates have accepted faculty positions at Arizona State University, California Polytechnic State University, SUNY-Albany, SUNY-Buffalo, Northeastern University, and the Universities of Kansas, Maine, Texas, Utah, and Washington, as well as other major academic institutions.