|The National Science Foundation
and the Department of Defense have joined forces to support research addressing
management challenges faced by modern knowledge-based organizations --
including research by SUNY Oswego's Dr. June Dong, professor of management
in the School of Business.
Their "Management of Knowledge Intensive, Dynamic Systems" program supports
researchers investigating how information technology can help streamline
processes for organizations that must respond rapidly to incoming knowledge,
dynamic situations and uncertainty.
Dong is working on the project with Dr. Anna Nagurney, John F. Smith
Memorial Professor at the Isenberg School of Management at the University
of Massachusetts at Amherst.
The Oswego professor said the NSF project is an outgrowth of a presentation
she and Nagurney made at a foundation workshop in Washington, D.C., last
Sept. 11. The audience included NSF staff members, workshop speakers, and
representatives from the National Security Agency.
'They have received an NSF grant "to study knowledge supernetworks and
to develop models that examine the management of dynamic business processes
under risk and uncertainty," Dong said. "The project will develop a new
theoretical framework as well as computational algorithms."
NSF has supported their earlier work on decentralized decision-making
in complex network systems.
Dong is the co-author with Nagurney of the book, "Supernetworks: Decision-Making
for the Information Age," published last year by Edward Elgar Publishers,
and the recipient of the President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity
from SUNY Oswego last spring.
She is an associate of the Virtual Center for Supernetworks (http://supernet.som.umass.edu/).