Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Management Information Systems and Operations Research at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an 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 has published over 20 edited books and 300 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. Dr. Tavana is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics Journal, Healthcare Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, and International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining. He is also an editor of Computers and Industrial Engineering and Annals of Operations Research. Dr. Tavana has been a Visiting Scholar at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and holds several Visiting Professorship positions in Italy, France, Switzerland, Korea, China, Ukraine, and Mexico.


Prof. Dr. Madjid Tavana

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Business Analytics
Decision Support Systems
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Systems Analysis
Operations Research
Healthcare Analytics
Business Intelligence

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