Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chair 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. In addition, he is on the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Program in Business and Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome in Italy. Dr. Tavana is a 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 22 edited books and 350 research papers in academic journals. Dr. Tavana is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics Journal (Elsevier), Healthcare Analytics (Elsevier), Supply Chain Analytics (Elsevier), 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 Informations Sciences, Annals of Operations Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Innovation and Knowledge, Intelligent Systems with Applications, and Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering. Dr. Tavana has been a Visiting Scholar at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management and has held several Visiting Professorships in France, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, China, Ukraine, and Mexico.



Prof. Dr. Madjid Tavana


Areas of Expertise

Decision Sciences
Business Analytics
Information Sciences
Supply Chain Analytics
Space Mission Operation

Innovation and Analytics
Stanford Top 2% Scientist
Distinguished NASA Fellow
Honorary Professorship
New Editorships
Student Success Stories

Top 2% Scientist List



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global SDGs to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Dr. Tavana’s work contributes towards the following SDGs:





Annals of Operations Research Annals of Operations Research Expert Systems with Applications Computers and Industrial Engineering Intelligent Systems with Applications Intelligent Systems with Applications Intelligent Systems with Applications

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus