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David Eccles School of Business Welcome Sheng to IS Department

August 20, 2002 — The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business is proud to welcome Olivia R. Liu Sheng to its Information Systems department. Sheng is a respected expert in the field of Management of Information Systems, and her research interests include knowledge management, personalization and security technology for healthcare applications and business applications. Sheng has worked in developing systems for cancer informatics that have been used for data management and in clinical studies, including studies that evaluate various hypotheses like the impact of genetics or environment on the propensity to develop cancer.

“The scientific inquiry part of me likes to get into that type of project,” Sheng said. “I am excited about the potential impact I can make by creating and sharing IS capabilities through a broad partnership with community members and collaborative institutions.”

Sheng comes to the University of Utah from the Eller College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Arizona in Tuscon where she was the McCoy-Rogers Professor & Director of Enterprise and Business Intelligence Systems (e.bis) Lab. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the U.S. Army and Navy, IBM, Tivoli Storage Management, SAP, HP, Toshiba Medical Systems, Sun Microsystems, Hong Kong Research Grants Council and Asia Productivity Organization. Sheng was also the Department Head of the Management of Information Systems department at the University of Arizona where she was instrumental in generating multi-million-dollar grants from industry partners including IBM and HP.

“We are thrilled to have Olivia join our team,” said David Eccles School of Business Dean Jack Brittain. “Her expertise in the field of knowledge management for medical informatics and business applications is a great addition to our faculty.”