Parviz Ghandforoush is Professor of Business Information Technology, Associate Dean, and Managing Director of the Master of Information Technology Program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He received the Ph.D. in Management Science at Texas Tech University, MBA at the University of Texas in Austin, and B.S. Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Ghandforoush has over 30 years of research, teaching, administrative, and professional experience in information technology and management science and is the co-author of the textbook Management Science for Decision Makers. He has published widely in refereed academic and professional publications in the areas of information technology, decision and optimization models, decision support systems in complex environments, technology management and innovation, staffing models, and simulation of organizational operations. His research has appeared in such journals as Computers & Operations Research, Journal on Computing, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Systems Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Industrial Engineering Transactions, European Journal of Operations Research, The International Journal of Management Science, Naval Research Logistics, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers & Information Sciences, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Technology Management & Innovation, and others. He has extensive involvement in consulting, professional development, and research activities in areas of strategic implications of information technology, electronic commerce, executive decision models, efficiency models and optimization, and decision support systems.