Zsolt Ugray

MMIS Graduate Director & Associate Professor

Department(s):
  • Data Analytics and Information Systems

Zsolt Ugray

Education

Ph.D., Management Science and Information Systems, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001
MS, Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Budapest, 1991 Minor: Computer communications

Interactions

Research Area(s)

E-commerce, Global Optimization, Heuristics, Networks, Decision Support Systems

Biography

Zsolt Ugray is the Graduate Director and an Associate Professor in the Data Analytics and Information Systems Department of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students in Data Analytics and MIS to both traditional and professional business students. He has taught in the undergraduate, MMIS, MBA, and MDATA programs since 2003, in face-to-face, broadcast, and online environments. He received the Huntsman School’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellow Mentor Award along with his department’s Teacher of the Year award (twice.)  His Ph.D. is in Management Science from The University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the Huntsman School at USU, he spent 2 years at the University of California – Riverside as a Visiting Professor. Prior to joining academia he worked as a Senior Research and Development Engineer in the semiconductor industry for 6 years. His research interests are focused on developing prescriptive analytics algorithms and the managerial implications of the use of analytics. His publications appeared in journals such as Informs Journal on Computing, Optimization Methods and Software, Review of Business Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications, Interacting with Computers, and he presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Paper, D., Ugray, Z., Johnson, J., (2015). Mega Data Value Creation: A Roadmap to Success. Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, 16:3-4, 119-126.
  • Monda, E., Ugray, Z., (2014). ICT Device Preferences and Predicting Their Usage. Vezetestudomany, 25.
  • O'Reilly, K., Ugray, Z., (2010). An Exploratory Look at Attributes of Internet Use and Adoption by Franchisees. International Journal of E-Business Research, 6:3, 15-33.
  • Ugray, Z., Lasdon, L., Plummer, J., Bussieck, M., (2009). Improved Filters and Randomized Drivers for Multi-start Global Optimization. Optimization Methods and Software
  • Ugray, Z., Ellsworth, C., Manley, M.T, Erickson, K., (2009). Does the Use of Computer-Aided Learning Tools Affect Learning Performance?. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 6:3, 275-284.
  • Ugray, Z., (2009). Security and Privacy Issues in M-Learning. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organizations, 3:3, 202-218.
  • Ugray, Z., Hauser, K., Olsen, D., (2008). Team Projects in a Systems Analysis & Design Class: Elements of Success. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2:3, 275-290.
  • Johnson, J., Ugray, Z., (2007). Employee Internet Abuse: Policy versus Reality. Issues in Information Systems - IIS, 8:2, 214-219.
  • Olsen, D., Hauser, K., Ugray, Z., (2007). SPIE: A Framework for Advanced Database Topics . Review of Business Information Systems, 11:3, 1-16.
  • Ugray, Z., Lasdon, L., Plummer, J., Glover, F., Kelly, J., Marti, R., (2007). Scatter Search and Local NLP Solvers: a Multistart Framework for Global Optimization. Informs Journal on Computing, 19:3, 328-340.
  • Pratt, J., Hauser, K., Ugray, Z., Patterson, O., (2007). Looking at human-computer interface design: Effects of ethnicity in computer agents. Interacting with Computers, 19:4, 512-523.
  • Hauser, K., Olsen, D., Ugray, Z., (2006). Systems Analysis & Design: Student Perception Versus Employer Needs. Review of Business Information System, 10:2, 41-74.
  • Roska, T., Brtfai, G., Szolgay, P., Szirnyi, T., Radvnyi, A., Kozek, T., Ugray, Z., Zarndy, ., (1992). A Digital Multiprocessor Hardware Accelerator Board for Cellular Neural Networks:CNN-HAC. International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, 20, 589-599.

Professional Journal

  • Paper, D., Ugray, Z., (2008). Change Management: A Sensible Approach for Information Technology Researchers. Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications, 10:3, 1-8.

Books

  • Ugray, Z., (2009). OQGRG: a Multistart Algorithm. Informs Journal on Computing *

Book Chapters

  • Ugray, Z., Lasdon, L., Plummer, J., Glover, F., Kelly, J., Marti, R., (2005). A Multistart Scatter Search Heuristic for Smooth NLP and MINLP Problems. Metaheuristic Optimization via Memory and Evolution: Tabu Search and Scatter Search
  • Roska, T., Brtfai, G., Szolgay, P., Szirnyi, T., Radvnyi, A., Kozek, T., Ugray, Z., Zarndy, ., (1993). A Digital Multiprocessor Hardware Accelerator Board for Cellular Neural Networks: CNN-HAC (in Cellular Neural Networks, eds: T.Roska, J.Vandewalle). John Wiley & Sons

Publications | Abstracts

  • Ugray, Z., Kelley, J., (2017). Are Consumer Financial Markets Always Fair? – An Analysis of Consumer Complaints. DSI 2017

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

MIS 6060 - Analytics in the Enterprise, Fall 2020
MIS 6060 - Analytics in the Enterprise, Summer 2020
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2020
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2020
MIS 6060 - Analytics in the Enterprise, Fall 2019
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Fall 2019
MIS 6060 - Analytics in the Enterprise, Summer 2019
MIS 6060 - Analytics in the Enterprise, Summer 2019
MIS 6060 - Analytics in the Enterprise, Summer 2019
MIS 6060 - Analytics in the Enterprise, Summer 2019
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2019
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2019
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Fall 2018
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Fall 2018
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2018
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Fall 2017
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Fall 2017
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Fall 2017
MIS 6110 - Workshop, Fall 2017
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Spring 2017
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2017
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2017
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2017
BUS 2000 - Foundations for Global Learning Experiences, Spring 2017
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Fall 2016
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Fall 2016
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Fall 2016
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Spring 2016
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2016
BUS 2000 - Foundations for Global Learning Experiences, Spring 2016
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Fall 2015
MIS 3300 - Big Data Analytics, Fall 2015
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Fall 2015
MGT 6680 - Human Resource Analytics, Fall 2015
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Summer 2015
MIS 6861 - Business Intelligence & Analytics Laboratory, Spring 2015
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2015
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2015
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2015
BUS 2000 - Foundations for Global Learning Experiences, Spring 2015
MIS 2100 - Principles of Management Information Systems, Fall 2014
MIS 2100 - Principles of Management Information Systems, Fall 2014
MIS 6110 - Workshop, Fall 2014
MIS 6861 - Business Intelligence & Analytics Laboratory, Summer 2014
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Summer 2014
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Spring 2014
MIS 2100 - Principles of Management Information Systems, Fall 2013
MIS 2100 - Principles of Management Information Systems, Fall 2013
MIS 6110 - Workshop, Fall 2013
MIS 6861 - Business Intelligence & Analytics Laboratory, Summer 2013
MIS 6860 - Business Intelligence and Analytics, Summer 2013
MIS 4800,6800 - Security of Business Information Systems, Spring 2013
MIS 2100 - Principles of Management Information Systems, Fall 2012
FIN,MIS 5350 - Quantitative Financial Modeling and Applications, Fall 2012
FIN 5350 - FINANCIAL MODELING, Spring 2011
MIS 5350 - FINANCIAL MODELING, Spring 2011
MIS 3800 - IT HARDWARE AND SYSTEM SOFTWAR, Fall 2010
MIS 3800 - IT HARDWARE AND SYSTEM SOFTWAR, Fall 2010
FIN 5350 - FINANCIAL MODELING, Spring 2010
MIS 5350 - FINANCIAL MODELING, Spring 2010
MIS 6200 - BUS DATA COMM SYSTEM, Fall 2009
MIS 4100 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HW/SW, Fall 2009
MIS 4100 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HW/SW, Fall 2009
MIS 5950 - , Spring 2009
MIS 4100 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HW/SW, Spring 2009
MIS 5950 - INPNDT READING FINANCIAL MODEL, Spring 2009
MIS 6950 - INPNDT READING FINANCIAL MODEL, Spring 2009
MIS 6200 - BUS DATA COMM SYSTEM, Fall 2008
MIS 4100 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HW/SW, Fall 2008
MIS 4100 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HW/SW, Spring 2008
MIS 6400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Spring 2008
MIS 6200 - BUS DATA COMM SYSTEM, Fall 2007
MIS 4100 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HW/SW, Fall 2007
MIS 4100 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HW/SW, Spring 2007
MIS 6810 - INTRO TO RSRCH PROC - DE/Satellite course, Spring 2007
MIS 4100 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HW/SW, Fall 2006
MIS 5400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Spring 2006
MIS 6400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Spring 2006
MIS 5400 - LAN MANAGEMENT - DE/Satellite course, Spring 2006
MIS 6400 - LAN MANAGEMENT - DE/Satellite course, Spring 2006
MIS 6200 - BUS DATA COMM SYSTEM, Fall 2005
MIS 5400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Fall 2005
MIS 6400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Fall 2005
MIS 6120 - INFO SYSTEMS DEV, Spring 2005
MIS 5400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Spring 2005
MIS 6400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Spring 2005
MIS 6200 - BUS DATA COMM SYSTEM - DE/Satellite course, Fall 2004
MIS 5400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Fall 2004
MIS 6400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Fall 2004
MIS 6120 - INFO SYSTEMS DEV, Spring 2004
MIS 5400 - LAN MANAGEMENT - DE/Satellite course, Spring 2004
MIS 5400 - LAN MANAGEMENT - DE/Satellite course, Spring 2004
MIS 6400 - LAN MANAGEMENT - DE/Satellite course, Spring 2004
MIS 6400 - LAN MANAGEMENT - DE/Satellite course, Spring 2004
MIS 6200 - BUS DATA COMM SYSTEM, Fall 2003
MIS 5400 - LAN MANAGEMENT, Fall 2003