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This Master’s in AI Program Is a Cross-University Collaboration. Here’s How Students Will Learn.

Elke Rundensteiner, the William Smith Dean's Professor of Computer Science and founding head of the WPI data science program, spoke with BestColleges about the university's new master's degree in artificial intelligence

Supply Chain Management Review

Project-based learning is a hallmark of education at WPI. The approach is creating valuable experiences for students in many fields. One example is WPI’s master’s in Operations & Supply Chain Analytics program. In this article in Supply Chain Management Review, Joseph Sarkis, professor of management in The Business School, explains how students in the program apply theory and practice. 


Some of our experts on blockchain offer a glimpse at the future in this Techopedia article. The Business School professors Sara Saberi and Joseph Sarkis explain how they see the decentralized database technology having new applications in supply chain management. 

Supply Chain 24/7

Professor of management Joseph Sarkis analyzes the future of supply chain resilience in this article following an announcement by the Biden Administration of new steps designed to ensure product availability in the U.S.

Inside Supply Management Weekly

The White House has announced new strategies aimed at strengthening supply chains in the U.S. Professor of management Joseph Sarkis was interviewed by Inside Supply Management Weekly about the new steps and how supply chains affect consumer prices and product availability.


"A strike can have a definite and immediate impact on the supply chain," Joseph Sarkis, professor of management in The Business School, explains how supply chain companies, related industries, car shoppers, and people seeking repairs for vehicles may be affected by the United Auto Workers strike in this television interview on NECN.


Joseph Sarkis, professor of management in The Business School, explains in this WCVB video report, how consumers may be affected by the expanding United Auto Workers strike, which is now targeting parts distribution, in addition to new vehicle manufacturing.

Mass Live

“There is going to be a disruption, and the union has thought through this very carefully.” Management professor Joseph Sarkis, a supply chain expert, discusses how consumers and industries will be affected by the auto workers strike.

Spectrum News 1

A prolonged strike could have consequences, says management professor Joseph Sarkis. He spoke with Spectrum News 1 Worcester about how the UAW strike is affecting supply chains, and how manufacturers in the auto industry are still rebounding from COVID disruptions. 

State House News Service

The Business School Professor Joe Sarkis spoke with the State House News Service after he testified in a Beacon Hill hearing on a bill about blockchain and workforce development in Massachusetts. Sarkis told State House News how blockchain technology can be used for social good, to support sustainability goals, and transform supply chains.


WPI Business School Professor Joe Sarkis was interviewed for a Newsy article. The report highlighted how problems with the supply chain could impact finding the perfect gift this year. Sarkis says “it's all about being flexible this holiday season”

New England Innovation Academy

Professor Joseph Sarkis, Foisie Business School, was quoted in an article by the New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) on WPI’s signature project-based curriculum, the Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP). A group of WPI juniors teamed up to complete an IQP involving sixth-grade curriculum at the NEIA, which served as project sponsor.  “The WPI IQPs serve many purposes and were designed as such. We seek to allow the students leeway in the paths they wish to link theory and practice. As advisors, we may provide general guidance, but students need to plan the project and execute it,” Sarkis said.

Professor Joseph Sarkis, Foisie Business School, had his op-ed,“Inclusion of ‘circular economy’ in Green New Deal Could Support Economic Transformation,” published in the Telegram & Gazette’s As I See It column.