Dr. Dursun Delen is the holder of William S. Spears and Patterson Family 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. 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. His research has appeared in major journals including Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Decision Analytics, Communications of the ACM, Computers and Operations Research, Computers in Industry, Journal of Production Operations Management, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Journal of Heath Informatics, Expert Systems with Applications, among others. He recently published seven books/textbooks in the broad area of business analytics, data mining, text mining and decision support systems. He is often invited to national and international conferences for keynote addresses on topics related to data/text/Web mining, business intelligence, decision support systems, business analytics and knowledge management. He served as the general co-chair for the 4th International Conference on Network Computing and Advanced Information Management (September 2-4, 2008 in Soul, South Korea), and regularly chairs tracks and mini-tracks at various analytics and information systems conferences. He serves as editor-in-chief, senior editor, associate editor and editorial board member on thirteen academic journals. His research and teaching interests are in business analytics, data and text mining, decision support systems, knowledge management, business intelligence and enterprise modeling.