Dr. Dursun Delen, William S. Spears Endowed Chair in Business Administration and professor of management science and information systems in the Spears School of Business at OSU-Tulsa, was recently named one of eight faculty members to receive this year’s Regents Distinguished Research Award winners.
The award honors faculty members with a distinguished record of past and continuing excellence in research and who are recognized nationally and internationally for achievements in their respective fields of study. Winners will be honored at the FallConvocation later this year.
Delen is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of data mining and analytics. One of his more popular research projects aims to predict the financial success of Hollywood movies before their theatrical release. This project and others, including improving student retention and discovering knowledge from health care and medical data, use novel techniques based on data mining, text mining and predictive modeling. Since joining the OSU-Tulsa faculty in 2001, Delen has been PI or co-PI on 17 grant proposals, including one to the Department of Defense worth more than $2.5 million. He has authored or co-authored 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and 16 peer-reviewed conference proceeding articles. He has also authored four textbooks in the last four years.