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To DIS at UF Decision and Information Sciences at the University of Florida

The DIS program requirements span traditional academic disciplines to produce a multi-disciplinary major.  DIS graduates typically fill such positions as Decision Support Specialist, Information Systems Specialist and Systems Analyst.  Students from a variety of backgrounds, including engineering and business administration, enroll in the program. Through their elective courses, students may choose to specialize in the areas of information systems, operations management or supply chain management.  Management and administrative planning problems are being solved with sophisticated quantitative and computer-based decision-making methods.  These methods are increasing in sophistication while becoming more "user" friendly.  They draw upon several areas of knowledge, including operations management, information sciences, and management sciences.

The department's faculty includes PhD graduates of MIT, Harvard, Purdue, Northwestern, Virginia Tech, and the University of Texas at Austin.  Their diverse areas of research include such cutting edge topics as:

  • intelligent visualization systems applications
  • computer-aided decision systems
  • Genetic Algorithm Theory
  • human computer interaction
  • applied operations research
  • telecommunications design
  • large-scale optimization
  • global optimization
  • Markov Decision Theory
  • machine learning
  • data-mining
  • expert systems
  • e-commerce
  • artificial intelligence
  • telemedicine
  • simulation
  For more detailed information, see the faculty profiles.
To AITP Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

The student chapter of AITP is the official organization of the Decision and Information Sciences program at the University of Florida.  AITP is a nationally recognized organization that has local parent chapters comprised of IT professionals throughout the United States.

AITP's mission is to remain abreast of the latest technologies in order to gain a competitive advantage in the Information Technology and Supply Chain Management job markets. They accomplish this task by providing their members with opportunities to meet with top-notch recruiters and to also gain exposure to the technology newest to the industry.

To DIS Society D.I.S. Society at the University of Florida
Officially founded in 1992, the DIS Society at the University of Florida provides DIS students with the opportunity to gain leadership skills, become more active on campus, and learn more about trends in information technology.
Programming Resource Links
To Sun Microsystems Sun Microsystems
The purveyors of Java...  This is the home page for Sun's corporate web site. Industry info, the Sun download center, and information about all of Sun's product offerings for multiple platforms is available. Make sure to check out "Forté for Java, Community Edition" (now known as Sun One Studio 4)... it's an outstanding Java IDE that's even better because... IT'S FREE!
To Sun's Java Resource Center Sun's Java Resource Center
As Sun Microsystems states, this is their inhouse "Source for Java Technology."  User groups, live chats, IDE's, the latest JDK, and documentation are available.
To Java Boutique Java Boutique
A great place to learn about Java... Includes articles, reviews, and tutorials for everyone, from the novice to experienced programmers.  The site also includes reviews of the latest Java IDE's and productivity enhancing tools, a voluminous library of sample applets with source code for your perusal, and listings for thousands of high-tech jobs... a part of Internet.com (another GREAT site for programming tools and tips in practically ANY language).
NetG Online IT Training
UF subnet only
NetG Online Information Technology Training (accessible from UF subnet only)
An online computer training package for use by all students, faculty, and staff.  PC topics like: MCSE, Novell CNE, SAP, SQL, Oracle, UNIX, Java, PERL, and more!  Learn at your own pace and potentially save thousands of dollars. However, to obtain any official certifications, you'll need to locate and physically visit a testing center.  Now somebody needs to perfect a web-based fingerprint identification system!
To IBM's Java Technology Zone IBM's DeveloperWorks Java Technology Zone
Yes... IBM!  These guys have become one of the leading proponents of Java technology... and they also happen to be the creators of VisualAge... arguably the one Java IDE most widely recognized as the leader in production-level environments, due to its slick integration with all of IBM's other wares and a host of other mainstream development tools.
To InformIT InformIT
Tutorials, articles and books on... well... just about EVERYTHING computer-related.  They maintain comprehensive information about databases, enterprise systems, networking, operating systems, programming, software engineering, and web development.  Name a programming language and these guys probably have SEVERAL online books on the subject... and amazingly, some are FREE (and quite current).
To Builder.Com Builder.Com - "Beyond the Code"
Offers a "real-world perspective" with information categorized by programming, architecture, management, and web design.  Information and tech tips on Java, C, C++, C#, .Net, VB, DHTML, XML, SQL, and more.
A leading provider of global real-time news, information and media resources for Internet industry and information technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. The internet.com Network is organized into sixteen content channels— Internet News, Internet Investing, Internet Technology, Earthweb, Windows Internet Technology, Linux/Open Source, Web Developer, Ecommerce/Internet Marketing, ISP Resources, Software Download, Internet Resources, Internet Lists, International Internet industry coverage, ASP Resources, Wireless Internet, Careers, and Earthweb.
To World Wide Web Consortium World Wide Web Consortium
Proponents of the XHTML standard... The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding. On this page, you'll find W3C news as well as links to information about W3C technologies and getting involved in W3C.
To Google Search Page Google - World's Best Search Engine
Hey... who am I kidding?  If you really need to find some I.T. resource, just use the "world's greatest search engine"... Our brethren at Stanford certainly wouldn't steer us in the wrong direction, right?