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Imagineering Audit 4.0 Researcher at Michigan Tech

Jun Dai is a visiting assistant professor from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China. She received her PhD in 2017 from the Rutgers Business School. Her research interests include applying new technologies such as blockchain, industry 4.0, and data analytics for the auditing profession.

Dai’s paper “Imagineering Audit 4.0” received the Bright Idea award in 2017, which is identified as one of the top 10 manuscripts for the year among all publications of New
Jersey ’s business faculty.

In addition to conducting research, Dai will be guest lecturing finance and accounting classes during her time on campus.

Earlier this month, Dai presented to the 43rd World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium. The theme of the symposium was disruptive innovation in accounting. Her presentation, “Utilizing Blockchain and Smart Contracts to Enable Audit 4.0: A Case of Accountability Audit of Air Pollution Controls In China,” explored the potentials of using smart sensors, Internet of things, blockchain, and smart contracts to reengineer current auditing procedures to be more agile, precise, and transparent.

Dai serves as an associated editor of the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting and has published in academic journals and professional journals, including Accounting Horizons, Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information systems, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, and the CPA Journal.


Business and Technology Merges in Husky Innovate Idea Pitch Competition

The first annual Husky Innovate Idea Pitch Competition took place Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Fisher Hall. The competition was hosted by the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, a collaboration between the Pavlis Honors College, the School of Business and Economics, and the Vice President for Research Office.

More than 30 students from various majors and disciplines pitched to a panel of judges comprised of faculty, alumni, and community members. Participants had two minutes to pitch their innovative and disruptive ideas. Alumni from Michigan Tech’s 14 Floors joined the judging panel to offer feedback and expert advice to budding Michigan Tech entrepreneurs.

Two students on stage after presenting in the Husky Innovate Idea Pitch Competition
Students in the School of Business and Economics participate in the Husky Innovate Idea Pitch Competition.

The winners of the 2018 Idea Pitch Competition are:

  • First Place and Audience Choice—Cameron Philo, Electrical Engineering, Pavlis Honors College, Life Pro Jackets
  • Second Place—Gary Tropp, Computer Network and System Administration, A Better Way to Schedule Classes
  •  Third Place—Mayank Bagaria, Mechanical Engineering, Wearable Translator
  • Honorable Mention—Sarah Smyth, Business, Post-op Bra for Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Honorable Mention—Christopher Codere and Joshua Hansen, MBA and Software Engineering, Firearm Detection Technology for Police Officers
  • Honorable Mention—Marina Brusso and Maxx Fredrickson, Marketing/Management and Management, Parking Improvement App

The Idea Pitch Competition is part of Husky Innovate, a series of workshops and competitions that guide students through key phases of business development while emphasizing strategies for success. More information on upcoming Husky Innovate events can be found at mtu.edu/husky-innovate.


Explore the Management Major

The Academic Office Building at Michigan Tech during the fall season
The Bachelor’s of Science in Management at Michigan Tech offers two additional tracks for students looking to define and develop their skills—the supply chain and operations management concentration and the entrepreneurship concentration. Huskies of all majors are invited to network with management students and faculty from 4 to 5 p.m. October 24 in Academic Office Building (AOB) 101. You’ll learn about internship experiences, student organizations and courses and career options.

Snacks and refreshments will be served. Contact Dana Johnson (dana@mtu.edu) with questions.


Explore the Finance Major

The Academic Office Building at Michigan Tech during the fall season
A degree in finance from Michigan Tech positions graduates for careers in investments, corporate finance, banking, and insurance. Our flagship program is the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP), in which students engage in an entrepreneurial asset management experience managing $1.5 million of real money. APMP is one of the top 50 student-run funds in the nation.

Huskies of all majors are invited to network with finance students and faculty from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 in the APMP Trading Lab (first floor, AOB). You’ll learn about internship experiences, student organizations, and courses and career options. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Contact Shannon Rinkinen (smrinkin@mtu.edu) with questions.


Explore the Management Information Systems Major

The Academic Office Building at Michigan Tech during the fall season
A degree in management information systems (MIS) from Michigan Tech combines information technologies with business skills. If a student has an interest in computer science and also enjoys working with people, MIS can be a perfect fit.

Huskies of all majors are invited to network with MIS students and faculty from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 in AOB 101. You’ll learn about internship experiences, student organizations and courses and career options. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Contact Shannon Rinkinen (smrinkin@mtu.edu) with questions.