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Arthur Carvalho named as first Dinesh & Ila Paliwal Innovation Chair


September 2018

The Farmer School of Business at Miami University is pleased to announce Dr. Arthur Carvalho, Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Analytics as the first Dinesh & Ila Paliwal Innovation Chair.

Dr. Carvalho received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and taught at Erasmus University prior to joining the Information Systems and Analytics department at the Farmer School in 2016. He has already authored or co-authored six scholarly publications in his Farmer School career and has developed a new blockchain course which will be available to Miami University students during the spring 2019 semester.

Marc Rubin, dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership, remarked, “The creation of the Dinesh & Ila Paliwal Innovation Chair shines a spotlight on a skillset that is key to our students’ success and Dr. Carvalho’s dedication and skill in this area makes him the ideal candidate for this honor. We are thankful for the foresight and support from Ila and Dinesh.”

“Endowed chairs make it possible for Miami University Farmer School of Business to attract and retain faculty with rich perspectives and proven track records of innovation,” said Mr. Paliwal. “Students do benefit greatly from interaction with noted faculty, such as Professor Carvalho, who have achieved distinguished careers at the important intersection of business and data management. Ila and I are pleased to support Mr. Carvalho’s commitment to make Miami University an even stronger source of world-class business and technology leaders.”

"It is a tremendous honor to be appointed to this position. I am grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Paliwal for the generous gift. The appointment of this Chair will allow me to continue to educate our students on the latest disruptive technologies, including explaining the implications and business opportunities brought by them."

About the Farmer School of Business: The Farmer School of Business at Miami University offers one of the world's best undergraduate business educations with small class sizes and faculty who are focused on teaching. It is consistently ranked among the nation's top undergraduate business programs for its commitment to its students' professional and personal growth and success. The School places great emphasis on experiential learning, international study and leadership development to prepare students to become leaders in the workplace and the community.

About the Ila & Dinesh Paliwal Foundation: Ila and Dinesh Paliwal established the foundation to create positive outcomes for global citizens from various walks of life. In pursuit of that vision, the foundation supports causes for the arts, education, and communities focused on discovery and innovation, diversity and inclusion, youth and culture. Dinesh Paliwal, president and chief executive officer of Harman International, earned master’s degrees in both applied science and engineering and in business administration from Miami University in 1985.

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