We would like to thank Editor-in-Chief Professor Cemal Zehir and welcome the Regents Professor Dursun Delen from Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University, USA, new Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147-4478) as of January 1st, 2021.
Dr. Dursun Delen is the holder of William S. Spears and Neal Patterson Endowed Chairs in Business Analytics, Director of Research for the Center for Health Systems Innovation, and Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from OSU in 1997. Prior to his appointment as an Assistant Professor at OSU in 2001, he worked for a privately-owned research and consultancy company, Knowledge Based Systems Inc., in College Station, Texas, as a research scientist for five years, during which he led a number of decision support, information systems and advanced analytics related research projects funded by federal agencies, including DoD, NASA, NIST, and DOE. He has published more than 100 journal papers and ten books/textbooks in the broad area of business analytics and data science. Dr. Delen is often invited to national and international conferences for keynote addresses on topics related to Business Analytics, Data/Text Mining, Business Intelligence, Decision Support Systems, Healthcare Analytics, and Knowledge Management. He regularly serves and chairs tracks and mini-tracks at various information systems and analytics conferences and serves on several academic journals as editor-in-chief, senior editor, associate editor, and editorial board member. His research and teaching interests are in data science, business analytics, data and text mining, decision support systems, knowledge management, business intelligence, and enterprise modeling.
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