Decision Sciences and MIS


The Decision Sciences Department has three major research disciplines: statistics, operations research and operations management. Statistics research topics include datamining, quality control, correlation/covariance and skewness models; in Operations Research, nonlinear optimization, which encompasses a range of mathematical methods to model and optimize the performance of complex systems in business, engineering, and medicine; and in Operations Management, the modeling and analysis of strategic and operational decisions in supply chain management and healthcare systems.

Recent Works

Tang, M., Liao, H., Mi, X., Lev, Benjamin, and Pedrycz, W., A hierarchical consensus reaching process for group decision making with noncooperative behaviors. European Journal of Operational Research 293 (Sep 2021): 632-642.

Wu, X., Liao, H., Lev, Benjamin, and Zavadskas, E. K., A multiple criteria decision-making method with heterogeneous linguistic expressions. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (Sep 2021):

Gan, L., Wang, Yuanyuan, Wang, Y., Lev, Benjamin, Shen, W., and Jiang, W., Coupling coordination analysis with data-driven technology for disaster-economy-ecology system: An empirical study in China. Natural Hazards 107 (May 2021): 2123-2153.

Tian, X., Song, Y., Luo, C., Zhou, X., and Lev, Benjamin, Herding Behavior in Supplier Innovation Crowdfunding: Evidence from Kickstarter. International Journal of Production Economics 239 (Sep 2021): 108184.

Gupta, Sachin, Moutafis, Panos, and Schneider, Matthew, To Protect Consumer Data, Don&#-775232;t Do Everything on the Cloud. Harvard Business Review (Digital Article) (Jun 2021):

Fang, Jin, and Partovi, F. Y., Criteria determination of Analytic hierarchy process using a topic model. Expert System with Application 169 (May 2021):

Hendiani, S., Lev, Benjamin, and Gharehbaghi, A., Diagnosing social failures in sustainable supply chains using a modified Pythagorean fuzzy distance to ideal solution. Computers and Industrial Engineering 154 (Apr 2021): 107156.

Zhou, X., Chen, K., Wen, H., Lin, J., Zhang, K., Tian, X., Wang, S., and Lev, Benjamin, Integration of third-party platforms: does it really hurt them?. International Journal of Production Economics 234 (Apr 2021): 108003.

Wang, Conglong, Le-Scherban, Felice, Taylor, Jennifer, Salmoirago-blotcher, Elana, Allison, Matthew A., Gefen, David, Robinson, Lucy, and Michael, Yvonne, The Associations of Job Strain, Life Events and Social Strain with Coronary Heart Disease in the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study. Journal of the American Heart Association 10 (Mar 2021): e017780.

Fresneda, Jorge, Burnham, Thomas, and Hill, Chelsey, Structural Topic Modeling Segmentation: A Segmentation Method Combining Latent Content and Customer Context. Journal of Marketing Management (Feb 2021):

Nacarelli, Victoria, and Gefen, David, Trustworthiness and the Adoption of Business Analytics. Information Systems Management (Feb 2021):

Zhou, X., Li, L., Wen, H., Tian, X., Wang, S., and Lev, Benjamin, Supplier’s goal setting considering sustainability: An uncertain dynamic Data Envelopment Analysis based benchmarking model. Information Sciences 545 (Feb 2021): 44-46.

Zhang, J., Yang, D., Li, Q., Lev, Benjamin, and Ma, Y., Research on Sustainable Supplier Selection Based on the Rough DEMATEL and FVIKOR Methods. Sustainability Journal 13 (Jan 2021): 88.

Zhou, X., Wei, X., Lin, J, Tian, X., Lev, Benjamin, and Wang, S., Supply chain management under carbon taxes: A review and bibliometric analysis. OMEGA 98 (Jan 2021): 102295.

Hill, Chelsey, Li, James, Schneider, Matthew, and Wells, Martin T., The Tensor Auto-Regressive Model. Journal of Forecasting (Jan 2021):

Zhou, X., Lev, Benjamin, and Anderson, H. S., OMEGA Statistics and Trends during the EVISE era. OMEGA 97 (Dec 2020): 102306.

Lev, Benjamin, Obituary - Samuel Eilon. OMEGA 97 (Dec 2020): 102299.

Fang, Jin, and Partovi, F. Y., A Hits-Based Model for Facility Location Decision. Expert Systems With Applications 159 (Nov 2020):

Fresneda, Jorge, and Gefen, David, Gazing at The Stars Is Not Enough, Look at The Specific Word Entropy, Too!. Information & Management 57 (Dec 2020):

Hendiani, S., Liao, H., Ren, R., and Lev, Benjamin, A likelihood-based multi-criteria sustainable supplier selection approach with complex preference information. Information Sciences 536 (Oct 2020): 135-155.

Lev, Benjamin, Goodbye EVISE and welcome Editorial Manager!. OMEGA 96 (Oct 2020): 102284.

Gefen, David, Ben Assuli, Ofir, Shlomo, Nir, Robertson, Noreen, and Klempfner, Robert, A Case-Study of Applying Text Analysis to Identify Possible Adverse Drug Interactions: The Case of Adalat (Nifedipine). Health Informatics Journal 26 (Jul 2020): 1060-1078.

Mi, X., Liao, H., Liao, Y., Qi, L., Lev, Benjamin, and Al-Barakati, A., Green Supplier Selection by an integrated method with Stochastic Acceptability Analysis and MULTIMOORA. Technological and Economic Development of Economy 26 (Jul 2020): 594-572.

Gan, L., Shi, H., Hu, Y., Lev, Benjamin, and Lan, H., Coupling Coordination Degree for Urbanization City-Industry Integration Level: Sichuan Case. Sustainable Cities and Society 58 (Jul 2020): 102136.

Ming, Y., Luo, L., Wu, X., Liao, H., Lev, Benjamin, and Jiang, L., Managing Patient Satisfaction in a Blood-Collection Room by the Probabilistic Linguistic Gained and Lost Dominance Score Method Integrated with the Best-Worst Method. Computers and Industrial Engineering 145 (Jul 2020): 106547.

Liao, Yi, Li, Jun, Hu, Xinxin, Li, Ying, and Shen, Wenjing, Application of Lateral Transshipment in Cost Reduction of Decentralized Systems. Sustainability Journal (Jun 2020):

Wang, C., Lim, M. K., Zhao, L., Tseng, M-L, Chien, C-F, and Lev, Benjamin, The evolution of Omega-The International Journal of Management Science over the past 40 years: A bibliometric overview. OMEGA 93 (Jun 2020): 102098.

Qi, L., Zhao, Q., and Lev, Benjamin, Cold chain transportation decision in the vaccine supply chain. European Journal of Operational Research 283 (May 2020): 182-195.

Li, Ying, Liao, Yi, Hu, Xinxin, and Shen, Wenjing, Lateral Transshipment with Partial Request and Random Switching. OMEGA (Apr 2020):

Zhou, Rui, Liao, Yi, Shen, Wenjing, and Yang, Shilei, Channel Selection and Fulfillment Service Contracts in the Presence of Asymmetric Service Information. International Journal of Production Economics (Apr 2020):

Gefen, David, Fresneda, Jorge, and Larsen, Kai R., Trust and Distrust as Artifacts of Language: A Latent Semantic Approach to Studying their Linguistic Correlates. Frontiers in Psychology 11 (Mar 2020): 1-14.