The Information Quality PhD Track has moved from the Applied Science PhD Program to the new Integrated Computing PhD Program. The Integrated Computing PhD Program enrolled its first students in the fall of 2010 and is housed in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology. It was created to provide a sharper focus on studies on the computing disciplines.
Prior to 2010, the PhD degree offered by the Department of Applied Science had seven emphasis areas: Applied Biosciences, Applied Chemistry, Applied Computing, Applied Physics, Computational Science, Information Quality, and Engineering Science and Systems. The Information Quality and Applied Computing Tracks have moved from the Applied Science to join the Integrated Computing Program to promote strong multidisciplinary collaborations across several computing disciplines. Faculty for the Integrated Computing Program are drawn from the departments of Computer Science, Information Science, and Systems Engineering.
The Information Quality Track focuses on the theory, principles, models, and techniques for maximizing the value of an organization’s information assets and producing information products that meet customer expectations. Information Quality, which also includes data governance and master data management, is becoming an increasingly challenging task as organizations struggle with such issues as data architecture, identity resolution, data protection, and privacy.
To find out more about the Information Quality Track in the Integrated Computing PhD Program, visit https://ualr.edu/informationquality/phd/phd-curricullum/