The Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor Chairs the Entrepreneurship Coordinating Committee which has broad oversight of the Minor, including changes in the structure of the Minor, approval of courses to be counted towards the Minor, and approval of new courses not in an existing department. Dr. George Karabatis, Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems, is the current Director.
Dr. Karabatis holds degrees in Computer Science (Ph.D. and M.S.) and Mathematics (B.S.). His research interests are on various aspects of database systems, including semantic information integration, and applications for mobile handheld devices. Before joining UMBC he was a Research Scientist at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) working on database related research for the telecom industry. His research work has been published in journals (such as Journal of Database Management, Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Frontier, Distributed and Parallel Databases, IEEE Computer), conference proceedings and book chapters.