Dr. Dursun Delen is the William S. Spears and Neal Patterson Endowed Chairs in Business Analytics, Director of Research for the Center for Health Systems Innovation, and Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. As research scientist at Knowledge Based Systems Inc., he led numerous advanced analytics, decision support, and information systems research projects funded by DoD, NASA, NIST, and DOE. His research has appeared in Decision Support Systems, Communications of the ACM, and many other leading journals. His many recent books include Real World Data Mining: Applied Business Analytics and Decision Making and Advanced Data Mining Techniques. Delen co-chaired the 4th International Conference on Network Computing and Advanced Information Management and is the senior editor for Decision Science and Decision Support Systems.