BIT Department in the news
October 24, 2012 — Social media helps auto manufacturers find defects
Dr. Alan Abrahams and Dr. Alan Wang co-authored a study demonstrating that social media postings can be a source of useful performance information to manufacturers.
October 15, 2012 — BIT professor introduces new HIT course
Dr. Lara Khansa developed and taught the BIT department's first Healthcare Information Technology course in the summer semester of 2012.
June 13, 2012 — BIT professors improve vaccine scheduling
BIT faculty members Cliff Ragsdale and Alan Abrahams help local clinics as well as patients by improving the efficiency of scheduling vaccinations for overseas travel.
May 10, 2012 — Pamplin students develop website to help Sudanese women
Students in the Business Analysis Seminar in IT class, advised by Assistant Professor Alan Abrahams, created a website for the Roanoke Sudanese Women's Group to sell their handmade goods.
December 5, 2011 — Pamplin professor wins DSI teaching innovation award
Dr. Alan Abrahams has won the Decision Sciences Institute's 2011 Instructional Innovation Award for his pilot study on using "expeditionary learning" to teach e-commerce technologies.
November 7, 2011 — Virginia Tech business students step into real-world projects
Assistant Professor Alan Abrahams helps students showcase their ability to solve real-world business problems by leveraging their skills in quantitative techniques and e-business technologies.
October 25, 2011 — Knowledge mining enhances research and education
Assistant Professor Alan Wang is the co-creator of Virginia Tech Knowledge Networks, an information repository for studying interdisciplinary collaboration.
May 19, 2011 — BIT student projects praised by clients
Guided by Assistant Professor Alan Abrahams, senior project teams in the BIT capstone course were given high marks by their real-world clients.
October 19, 2010 — Training health workers on electronic records
Associate Professor Lance Matheson is helping community colleges incorporate electronic medical record management training as part of a federally-funded project.
October 19, 2010 — Improving supply chain management for disaster relief
Associate Professor Chris Zobel studies resilience in supply chains that are focused on disaster relief and recovery.
August 3, 2010 — MBA students help Alexandria business managers
Associate Professor Barbara Hoopes founded an innovative program that benefits both students and business owners in Northern Virginia.
March 1, 2010 — Online Business Guidebook in great demand
Under the supervision of Assistant Professor Alan Abrahams, BIT students are learning about running a not-for-profit organization.
August 4, 2009 — BIT in the top 10
The Business Information Technology department at Virginia Tech is ranked among the top 10 college IT programs in the country.