A paper co-authored by Steven Johnson, titled "Who Contributes Knowledge? Embeddedness and Marginality in Online Communities" (with Hani Safadi and Samer Faraj), was selected as the Best Conference Paper for the Organizational Communication and Information Systems (OCIS) Division of the Academy of Management in August 2018. In July, another publication co-authored by Johnson with Sri Kudaravalli and Samer Faraj, "A Configural Approach to Coordinating Expertise in Software Development Teams," received the Academic Award for Management Research, Best Research Publication, 2018 edition, Theme: Re-Inventing Management, from Consult'in France – Syntec Stratégie & Management.
In an Aug. 1, 2018, Harvard Business Review article titled "Make “Fairness by Design” Part of Machine Learning," Ahmed Abbasi and Jingjing Li and their colleagues offer five actionable recommendations that companies and data scientists can follow to help mitigate bias in machine learning.
William F. O’Dell Professor Emeritus Bill Kehoe lent his voice to a panel of experts discussing “2018’s Best & Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations” in a June 2018 article appearing on personal finance website WalletHub.
Craig Lefanowicz is one of eight UVA professors to receive a 2018 All-University Teaching Award.
George Overstreet is one of six UVA faculty members selected to receive a 2018 faculty award from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, earning an Award for Excellence in Teaching. The faculty members were recognized April 12, 2018, at a banquet at the foundation, where they received awards totaling $35,000.
Bob Webb was quoted in a March 2, 2018, Clarin Mundo article titled "Trump Redobla la Ofensiva: "Las Guerras Comerciales son Buenas y se Ganan Fácil."
New findings by Kieran O’Connor and Amar Cheema, published in Psychological Science March 1, 2018, and featured in The Economist March 15, 2018, suggest that judges’ evaluations become more positive over time, pointing to a possibly widespread bias that could influence such ratings and other similar contexts when individuals are evaluated as part of a series, even one that is randomly ordered. In their study, “Do Evaluations Rise with Experience?” the two investigated how the decision-making process in sequential evaluations seems to become easier for raters over time, and can thereby produce inflated scores given later in a series. They found that judges’ ratings of professional dance competitors rose significantly across 20 seasons of the popular television series “Dancing With The Stars”; that university professors gave higher grades when the same course was offered multiple times; and in an experimental test of their hypotheses, that evaluations of randomly ordered short stories became more positive over a two-week sequence.
Ryan Wright is a top cybersecurity professor on Twitter, according to OnlineEducation.com.
Brent Kitchens and his University of Florida colleagues have created a data model that can help businesses predict demand for daily discount deals, like those offered on Groupon and LivingSocial, in particular locations. Their research is published in Information Systems Research and featured in a Feb. 15, 2018, University of Florida Warrington College of Business news item titled “Building a Better Groupon: Big Data Predicts Demand for Daily Deals.”
A co-authored paper, “The Role of Executive Symbolism in Advancing New Strategic Themes in Organizations: A Social Influence Perspective,” by Jeffrey Lovelace appeared in the January 2018 issue of Academy of Management Review. Learn more about the authors' findings here.