Profile

David L. Olson

Professor and James and H.K. Stuart Chancellors Distinguished Chair

Supply Chain Management and Analytics
HLH 511 E
P.O. Box 884114
Lincoln, NE 68588-4114
(402) 472-4521
dolson3@unl.edu
Education
  • Ph.D. in General Business, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 1981
  • M.B.A., Kearney State College, 1978
  • B.S. in Mathematics, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 1966
Areas of Expertise
  • Decision making, simulation, quantitative analysis, data mining, supply chain, MIS
Appointments
  • James & H.K. Stuart Chancellor's Distinguished Chair
  • Professor, Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Vita
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Biography

2001 - present:  James & H.K. Stuart Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics,, University of Nebraska

1981-2001 Department of Information & Operations Management, Texas A&M Univ.

                        Lowry Mays Professor of Business 1999-2001

                        Full Professor 1995

                        Associate Professor 1987-1995

                        Assistant Professor 1981-1987

January 1979 - June 1981:  Instructor - Management Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

March 1970 - January 1979:  Engineer/estimator, Missouri Valley Construction, Grand Island, NE

February 1967 - February 1970: US Army Corps of Engineers

June 1966 - February 1967:  Industrial engineer, US Steel, Gary, IN

Fellow, Decision Sciences Institute Program Chair 1997
Decision Sciences Annual Meeting Vice President, Decision Sciences Institute 1989-1991, 1994-1996, 2003-2005
Best Enterprise Information Systems Educator, The IFIP TC8 International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems, 2006
Best paper award, CONFENIS 2010 (Conference on Enterprise Information Systems), 2010
Risk Management Paper of the Year 2010 - Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Management

Books 

D.L. Olson & J.F. Courtney, Jr., Decision Support Models and Expert Systems (Macmillan, 1992).

D.L. Olson & J.F. Courtney, Jr., Decision Support Models and Expert Systems (DAME, 1998)

D.L. Olson, Decision Aids for Selection Problems (Springer-Verlag, 1996)

J.R. Evans & D.L. Olson, Introduction to Simulation and Risk Analysis (Prentice-Hall, 1998)

J.R.Evans & D.L. Olson, Introduction to Simulation and Risk Analysis 2nd ed. (Prentice-Hall, 2001)

J.R. Evans & D.L. Olson, Statistics, Data Analysis, and Decision Modeling, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, 2003)

O.I. Larichev & D.L. Olson, Multiple Criteria Analysis in Strategic Siting Problems (Kluwer: New York, 2001)

S.M. Lee & D.L. Olson, Introduction to Management Science 2nd ed., (Thomson Publ.,  2003)

D.L. Olson, Introduction to Information Systems Project Management 2nd ed (Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2004)

D.L. Olson, Managerial Issues of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2004)

D.L. Olson & Yong Shi, Introduction to Business Data Mining (Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2006)

Y. Shi, D.L. Olson & A. Stam, eds., Advances in Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Human Systems Management: Knowledge and Wisdom. Berlin: IOS Press, 2007.

D.L. Olson & D. Delen, Advanced Data Mining Techniques. Heidelberg: Springer, 2008.

D.L. Olson & D. Wu, New Frontiers in Risk Management. Heidelberg: Springer, 2008.

D.L. Olson & S. Kesharwani, Enterprise Information Systems: Contemporary Trends and Issues, Singapore: World Scientific, 2010.

S.M. Lee and D.L. Olson, Convergenomics: Strategic Innovation in the Convergence Era, London: Gower Press, 2010.

D.L. Olson, Supply Chain Risk Management 2nd ed., Business Expert Press, 2014.

D.L. Olson, Supply Chain Information Systems 2nd ed., Business Expert Press, 2014.

D.L. Olson & D. Wu, Enterprise Risk Management 2nd ed., Singapore: World Scientific, 2015.

D.L. Olson, Information Systems Project Management Business Expert Press 2015

D.D. Wu and D.L. Olson, Enterprise Risk Management in Finance Palgrave Macmillan 2015

D.L. Olson, Data Mining Models, Business Expert Press, 2016.

D.L. Olson and D.D. Wu, Enterprise Risk Management Models 2nd ed., Heidelberg: Springer, 2017.

J.G. Nestell & D.L. Olson, Successful ERP Systems: A Guide for Businesses and Executives, Business Expert Press, 2018.

M. Nabavi & D.L. Olson, Introduction to Business Analytics, Business Expert Press, 2019.

S. Kesharwani and D.L. Olson, Digitising Enterprise in an Information Age, Manakin Press Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2019.

D.L. Olson & G. Lauhoff, Descriptive Data Mining Models 2nd ed., Beijing, Springer, 2019.

D.L. Olson and D.D. Wu, Predictive Data Mining Models 2nd ed., Beijing: Springer, 2019.

 

 

SCMA 851 Predictive Analytics

Data mining applies quantitative analysis to support humans in identifying actionable information from large amounts of data.  Actionable means that value can be obtained, which for businesses usually relates to making money.  This course will focus on how classification models in data mining have successfully been applied in business.  It will also describe in non-technical terms how the statistical and artificial intelligence-based tools commonly used in data mining work.

SCMA 853 Descriptive Data Mining 

Data mining applies quantitative analysis to support humans in identifying actionable information from large amounts of data.  Actionable means that value can be obtained, which for businesses usually relates to making money.  This course will focus on how data mining has been applied in business using descriptive tools, to include cluster analysis.  It will also describe in non-technical terms how the statistical and artificial intelligence-based tools commonly used in data mining work.  The course will also address ethical issues related to use of information obtained through data mining.

SCMA 837 Risk and Simulation Modeling

Risk modeling in supply chains, to include identification of risk, and modeling through risk matrices, selection decisons, Monte Carlo simulation, and balanced scorecards.  Issues of natural disaster risk management and sustainability are also addressed.

SCMA 836 Project Management

Planning and managing projects to include project initiation, planning, budgeting, cost estimation, scheduling, risk management, and implementation.

Editorial Work

Co-Editor, International Journal of Service Sciences

Associate Editor, Editorial Advisory Board, Decision Support Systems

Associate Editor, Decision Sciences

Associate Editor, International Journal of Experimental Algorithm

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems

Associate Editor, Journal of Business Analytics

Reviewer and editorial board of many journals

Guest editor of dozens of special issues

James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Fellow UNL 2005-2006

Raymond E. Miles Distinguished Scholar – UNT 2002

James & H.K. Stuart Professorship in MIS (endowment) UNL 2001-

Lowry Mays Professorship (endowment) Texas A&M 1999-2001

Fellow – Decision Sciences Institute 1998

Business Analysis Faculty Excellence Fellowship (endowment) Texas A&M 1995-1997

CBA/GSB Faculty Research Fellow, Texas A&M 1992-1993

 

Awards            

Risk Management Paper of Year 2010 – J of Human and Ecological Risk Management 2010

Best paper award, CONFENIS 2010, Natal, Brazil 2010

Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Award 2009

Best Enterprise Information Systems Educator, The IFIP TC8 International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems 2006

Outstanding Paper award, SE DSI  1999

Best Research Paper Award – DSI 1998

Distinguished paper award - SW DSI 1990

Richard D. Irwin Dissertation Fellowship 1980

Beta Gamma Sigma Teaching Excellence Award, UNL 1980