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Degree Specializations

The MIS program currently offers specializations in three distinct areas. Each area has dedicated faculty to conduct hands-on training as well as research-oriented projects.

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Financial Computing

This specialization presents theories and computational methods for analyzing and modeling various aspects of financial markets. It aims to provide students considering careers in Investment Banking (such as Analysts, Traders and to a lesser extent IT specialists) with an in-depth understanding of financial services and significant computing and statistical skills.

The courses in this area would introduce students to the modeling of asset values and financial derivatives and the software implementation of these models for pricing, simulations and scenario analysis. Also included would be an introduction to markets and financial derivatives, and a development of the necessary tools from the theories of stochastic processes and parabolic differential equations.

Business Process Management

Business Process Management could be viewed as a mapping between a business requirements process space of an enterprise and the actual process space of this enterprise comprised of IT systems, resources, and human labor. One paradigm of SBPM is to represent both spheres using Semantic Web Technology and then to process the information content, rather than just presenting the information. The Ontology Web Language (OWL), a language for defining and instantiating Web ontologies which is seen as a major technology for the future implementation of a Semantic Web, will be discussed.

Laboratory work will form an integral part of this specialization. Projects will introduce students to Ontology Building tools, and Ontology Editors.

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Medical Informatics

The emerging field of Medical Informatics is dedicated to improving healthcare outcomes through the application of information technologies. This field blends healthcare management and information systems.

The specialization in medical informatics aims to provide a balance of both conceptual and applied knowledge, preparing graduates for career paths in the field of medical information management. The courses in this area will cover a subset of the topics such as:

  • Computer-Based Patient Records including computer-based clinical record systems and health system standards and terminologies
  • Medical Decision Support Systems for medical applications and review of existing decision support systems and knowledge engineering
  • Medical Informatics in Web-Based Enterprise Computing to realize decision making processes and technologies that are involved in developing web based distributed enterprise applications in medicine.
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