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Decision & Information Sciences
With society increasingly dependent on information processing and analysis, the Department of Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) offers several courses of study that help students meet and exceed market demands.

Oakland University is recognized for excellence in its information systems:
  • The Institute for Business and Information Technology lists Oakland as one of the top 50 schools on its IS Job Index
  • Silicon Angle, an independent media company recognizes Oakland as one of 11 universities that specialize in data science, analytics and business intelligence



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Please see the School of Business Administration faculty/staff directory for more information, including office location, link to personal web pages and more.

Mohammad Dadashzadeh, Chair
dadashza@oakland.edu (248) 370-4649
Henry Aigbedo
(248) 370-4959
Venugopal Balijepally
(248) 370-4088
Xiaodong Deng
(248) 370-4089
Eugene Fliedner
(248) 370-4281
Mark Isken
isken@oakland.edu (248) 370-3296
Thomas Lauer
lauer@oakland.edu (248) 370-3287
Paul Licker
licker@oakland.edu (248) 370-2432
Karl Majeske
majeske2@oakland.edu (248) 370-4976
Kieran Mathieson
mathieso@oakland.edu (248) 370-3284
Yazan Roumani roumani@oakland.edu (248) 370-4958
Amy Rutledge
rutledge@oakland.edu (248) 370-3507
Joseph Schiele
schiele@oakland.edu (248) 370-2821
Vijayan Sugumaran
sugumara@oakland.edu (248) 370-2831
Mohan Tanniru
tanniru@oakland.edu  (248) 370-3205
T. J. Wharton wharton@oakland.edu (248) 370-4284

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Oakland University Credit Union and the School of Business Administration Google Glass App Development Competition

Oakland University students are invited to become Glassware developers by identifying and developing concepts for game-changing technology in the School of Business Administration’s Google Glass App Development Team Competition. Through this Glassware competition, teams are challenged to identify a unique-to-Glass app idea and develop it to proof of concept using the Glass Development Kit following the competition guidelines.

There are two parts to the competition: 

Part I 

The Business Case -- the idea written on paper

Part II 

Proof of Concept -- the program (a preliminary prototype programmed using the Glass Development Kit)

There are 19 teams participating in the competition.


March 7: Business case due

March 28: Poof of concept due

April 4: Finalists notified

April 18: Finalists present, winners announced

For more information about the competition, review this information document or email glasscompetition@gmail.com

The SBA Google Glass App Competition will take place in Winter semester 2014.   Individual students and student-led teams will compete for prizes by creating and submitting a Business case showcasing and describing their idea (Part I) and software applications (apps) developed to Proof of Concept for Google Glass devices.  Three prizes will be awarded. 

Teams can read the rules and enter the contest at https://docs.google.com/a/oakland.edu/forms/d/1NIhdiVNSprGn88O1mkOhwxrVKvkvGK1JFPEwM0Cf7N4/viewform .

This competition is sponsored by: Oakland University School of Business Administration

Note: Other than using Google Glass as the development platform, this competition is not affiliated in any way with Google, Inc.

Competition Rules
Please be sure to read and understand the rules completely.

Teams may consist of up to four (4) undergraduate or graduate students of Oakland University who are part-time or full-time students and enrolled during the Winter 2014 semester. You can involve non-students as mentors who may assist with programming questions and design aspects of your application, but only Oakland University students may compete and/or present in the competition.

Student participants may not compete on more than one (1) team.

The members of the competing team must control the majority of the intellectual property rights of the application submitted to the competition.

The members of the competing team must account for the majority of the work and resources put into the creation of the application. You may use third-party frameworks if you have acquired appropriate licenses to use them.

Only new, unique applications that have not already been uploaded online will be considered for the competition.

Teams may submit only one (1) business case and one (1) application for the competition.

All code used to develop official competition entries must be submitted for review. Judges may ask to look at your code as part of their evaluation.

Teams retain all rights to their application and code. We will treat source code and Business Case documents like course work handed in as part of taking a class at the university. It will remain private, but faculty (and judges acting on behalf of the faculty) may examine it.

Any team found using plagiarized or unauthorized material will be disqualified. Using an open source library is not plagiarism if you follow the terms of the library's license agreement, which usually involves giving credit to the open source author or project. Follow any applicable licensing terms carefully. If you use someone's code, give credit via a comment in the source code and an appropriate acknowledgement in your info/credits screen.

We reserve the right to change and/or otherwise alter these rules at any time and for any reason but will notify competing teams of changes.

Judging Criteria
Best Business Case Award $500: This award will go to the team with the Business Case that is picked as the judges’ favorite based on several criteria including: the thoroughness of the Business Case, the application idea and its platform uniqueness, and marketability of the idea.

First and Second Prize for Proof of Concept:  $2500 and $1000 respectively: These awards will go to the two applications that are picked as the judges' favorites based on several criteria including: the quality of the user experience and interface design, the quality of the business opportunity, the usefulness of the application, and the platform uniqueness.

You should also prepare a walkthrough/overview document for the judges that will help them evaluate your submission.

Business Case Template
Download a Word doc of the business case template here.

Submit Your Entry

Teams should plan to upload their submission to espace. Judges will be invited to this space to view the submissions. Log on here https://espace.oakland.edu/login/index.php

** Google Glass is not yet available to the public. Only about 10,000 Glass Explorers – including business school MIS instructor Amy Rutledge who is organizing the competition along with visiting professor Jerry DeHondt  -- were invited to participate in the product’s early distribution. This puts Oakland University and its students in a select group of institutions to have access to the product.

About Google Glass
Google Glass is the name for a wearable computer created by the Google's Project Glass.The futuristic glasses provide augmented reality for users by visually connecting them to an Android-run heads up display that offers many of the features of an Android smartphone and connects users to many of Google's key cloud features, such as maps, calendar, Gmail, Google+ and Google Places. Learn more about Google Glass here.

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Business Cases due March 7
Proof of Concepts due March 28
Finalists presented April 18
Coordinated by Oakland University's Decision & Information Sciences Department
Sponsored by the Oakland University Credit Union and the School of Business Administration

Contact Us

Dr. Mohammad Dadashzadeh
Department Chair
442 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-4649

Maggie Parker
Office Assistant
440 Elliott Hall
(248) 370-3283

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