Rong Zhao

Rong Zhao College of Business Stony Brook University

Specialization: Information Systems Management

Dr. Rong Zhao is Director of Software Systems Division at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and a faculty member of Department of Computer Science and the College of Business at Stony Brook University. He has more than 16 years of software research and development experience and more than 9 years of project management and technology commercialization experience. His areas of expertise include data mining, machine learning, software engineering, user interfaces, and medical informatics. At CEWIT, his main responsibility is to initiate and lead interdisciplinary and multi-institutional R&D projects and oversee the development of technology-based solutions. He has published peer-reviewed papers in major journals and at many international conferences and has authored chapters in several books. He has provided consulting and training services to several Fortune 500 companies and served as an advisor, consultant or expert witness for companies in many industries. He has served as a program committee member or program chair for numerous international conferences, a book reviewer for John Wiley & Sons, and a grant review panelist for various government agencies and foundations. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Computers and Their Applications. He also serves as an advisor to the Long Island Angel Network which provides early stage capital to high technology companies.

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Apply for the College of Business Dean's Choice Award: Deliver COB Department Convocation Address and receive $1,000

Each year a College of Business graduating student is selected to be the recipient of the Dean's Choice Award. The selected student will deliver the COB Department Convocation Address and receive a $1,000 award. This is a great opportunity to address the College of Business graduating class, family members, friends, faculty and staff. Both undergraduate and MBA students who are participating in the May 21 College of Business department convocation are invited to apply for this prestigious honor.

Speeches should be no more than 3 minutes. Speech submissions are due by 4:00 pm on Friday April 17, 2015. A winner will be selected by a committee of College of Business faculty and staff.

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If you have any questions regarding the selection process or speech requirements, please contact Marie McCallion at (631) 632-7476 or by email at

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Center for Behavioral Finance launches website: The Center for Behavioral Finance at Stony Brook University brings together researchers from different disciplines to conduct research in behavioral finance. We aim at producing cutting-edge research in all fields of behavioral finance and (financial) decision making, mostly using experiments, publishable in top-tier journals in finance, judgment and decision making and psychology.



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