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Madjid Tavana, Ph.D.

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Professor of Business Systems and Analytics 215.951.1129

Madjid Tavana, Ph.D., is a professor of Business Systems and Analytics and the Lindback Distinguished Chair of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at La Salle University, where he served as Chairman of the Management Department and Director of the Center for Technology and Management. He is a Distinguished Research Fellow at Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds a MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems. He has published ten books and over one hundred and sixty research papers in academic journals such as Information Sciences, Decision Sciences, Information Systems, Interfaces, Annals of Operations Research, Advances in Space Research, Omega, Information and Management, Knowledge-Based Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers and Operations Research, Energy Economics, Applied Soft Computing, and Energy Policy.

Editorships

Decision Analytics (SpringerOpen) 

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (InderSciences Publishers) 

International Journal of Management and Decision Making (InderSciences Publishers)

International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IGI Publishers)

International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IGI Publishers)

Areas of Expertise

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Supply Chain Management  
  • Strategic Decision Sciences
  • Multi-criteria Decision Making
  • Business Process Management

Education

  • Post-Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School
  • Ph.D., American University in London
  • PMIS., Drexel University
  • MBA., La Salle University
  • B.S., Tehran Business College

Teaching

  • Information Technology for Decision Making
  • Decision Support and Expert Systems  
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Business Process Management

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Publications

Visit http://tavana.us/publications.shtml for more publications.

Tavana, M., Di Caprio, D. and Santos-Arteaga, F.J. (2015) ‘A Bilateral Exchange Model: The Paradox of Quantifying the Linguistic Values of Qualitative Characteristics,’ Information Sciences, Vol. 296, pp. 201–218.

Tavana, M., Fazlollahtabar, H. and Hassanzade, R. (2014) ‘A Bi-Objective Stochastic Programming Model for Optimising Automated Material Handling Systems with Reliability Considerations,’ International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52, No. 19, pp. 5597-5610.

Tavana, M., Khanjani Shiraz, R. and Hatami-Marbini, A. (2014) ‘A New Chance-Constrained DEA Model with Birandom Input and Output Data,’ Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 65, No. 12, pp. 1824–1839.

Tavana, M., Abtahi, A.R. and Khalili-Damghani, K. (2014) ‘A New Multi-Objective Multi-Mode Model for Solving Preemptive Time-Cost-Quality Trade-off Project Scheduling Problems,’ Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 1830-1846.

Tavana, M., Di Caprio, D. and Santos-Arteaga, F.J. (2014) ‘An Optimal Information Acquisition Model for Competitive Advantage in Complex Multiperspective Environments,’ Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 240, pp. 175–199.

Tavana, M., Khalili-Damghani, K. and Abtahi, A.R. (2013) ‘A Hybrid Fuzzy Group Decision Support Framework for Advanced-Technology Prioritization at NASA,’ Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 480-491.

Tavana, M., Khanjani Shiraz, R., Hatami-Marbini, A., Agrell, P.J. and Paryab, K. (2013) ‘Chance-Constrained DEA Models with Random Fuzzy Inputs and Outputs,’ Knowledge-Based Systems, Vol. 52, pp. 32-52.

Tavana, M., Khalili-Damghani, K. and Sadi-Nezhad, S. (2013) ‘A Fuzzy Group Data Envelopment Analysis Model for High-Technology Project Selection: A Case Study at NASA,’ Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 66, No. 1, pp. 10-23.

Tavana, M., Zandi, F. and Katehakis, M.N. (2013) ‘A Hybrid Fuzzy Group ANP-TOPSIS Framework for Assessment of E-government Readiness from a CiRM Perspective,’ Information and Management, Vol. 50, No. 7, pp. 383-397.

Tavana, M., Khalili-Damghani, K. and Sadi-Nezhad, S. (2013) ‘A Fuzzy Multidimensional Multiple-Choice Knapsack Model for Project Portfolio Selection Using an Evolutionary Algorithm,’ Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 206, No. 1, pp. 449-483.

Tavana, M., Behzadian, M., Pirdashti, M. and Pirdashti, H. (2013) ‘A PROMETHEE-GDSS for Oil and Gas Pipeline Planning in the Caspian Sea Basin,’ Energy Economics, Vol. 36, pp. 716–728.

Books

Tavana, M. and Puranam, S. (Editors) (2015) ‘Handbook of Research on Organizational Transformations through Big Data Analytics,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. 

Tavana, M., Ghapanchi, A.H. and Talaei-Khoei, A. (Editors) (2015) ‘Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2014) ‘Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2014) ‘Developing Business Strategies and Identifying Risk Factors in Modern Organizations,’ Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.

Emrouznejad, A. and Tavana, M. (Editors) (2014) ‘Performance Measurement with Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis,’ Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing, Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2013) ‘Management Theories and Strategic Practices for Decision Making,’ IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania. 

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2013) ‘Competition, Strategy, and Modern Enterprise Information Systems,’ IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2012) ‘Decision Making Theories and Practices from Analysis to Strategy,’ IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2012) ‘Enterprise Information Systems and Advancing Business Solutions: Emerging Models,’ IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Tavana, M. (Editor) (2011) ‘Managing Adaptability, Intervention, and People in Enterprise Information Systems,’ IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Contact

Kathryn Szabat, Ph.D. Chair of Business Systems and Analytics
Department Associate Professor of Business Systems and Analytics
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