Ram Gopal


UConn School of Business 2018 Faculty Awards

From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The School of Business recently honored some of its top faculty members for 2018, celebrating their achievements from the classroom to international research discoveries. Continue Reading


OPIM Innovate Allows Immersion in Emerging Tech

Carina Zamudio ’19 (CLAS) (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
With a virtual reality headset on, junior Carina Zamudio ’19 (CLAS) spent part of a recent Friday afternoon at the OPIM Innovate Lab trying to slay villains who were intent on breaching the security around a virtual castle. The lab offers students, faculty, and staff members the chance to experiment with five different emerging technologies and acquire new skills. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

With a virtual reality headset on, junior Carina Zamudio spent part of a Friday afternoon trying to slay villains who were intent on breaching the security around a virtual castle. Continue Reading



Professor Says Data Privacy Has Been an Issue Online for Years

Wave 3 News– Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is under fire, accused of not doing enough to protect people’s privacy on the social media site. He faced lawmakers during a several-hour long hearing in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to discuss the social media giant’s mishandling of millions of users’ personal data.


CABA Shifts into High Gear

MSBAPM students Karpagam Vinayagam, Anoop Ramathirtha, and Suhas Nadiga, whose team came in third place. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
MSBAPM students Karpagam Vinayagam, Anoop Ramathirtha, and Suhas Nadiga, whose team came in third place. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn MSBAPM Students Help Stanley Black & Decker ‘Nail Down’ Its Data Analytics Info

Stanley Black & Decker executives wanted to optimize their vast repository of data from their Healthcare division, but were hampered because reports came from four different information systems. Continue Reading


Op-Ed: How Privacy Concerns Drive Website Business Models

UConn Today– As is evident with the current Facebook crisis, third parties pose a significant potential privacy risk to visitors. But Facebook is not the only website using them. The convenience of easy sign-ins with Google or Twitter accounts also results in immediate identification with third parties.



FAU Study Says Some Nursing Homes Gaming the System to Improve Their Medicare Star Ratings

PR Newswire– For families faced with the difficult decision of placing a loved one in a nursing home, a government rating system is often the only source of information to determine which facilities are the best. However, a new study of nursing homes in California, the nation’s largest system, by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Connecticut, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.



Are Nursing Homes Inflating Their Medicare Star Ratings?

Are Nursing Homes Inflating Their Medicare Star Ratings?

UConn Professors Find that Some Self-Reporting is Flawed

Nursing homes may be inflating their self-assessments in an effort to improve their Medicare star ratings, according to a new study by UConn OPIM professors Niam Yaraghi and Ram Gopal and their colleague, Xu Han ’17 Ph.D. Continue Reading