Dr. Tal Ben-Zvi

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
School: School of Business
Building: Babbio Center
Room: 416
Phone: 201.216.8545
Fax: 201.216.5385
Email: tbenzvi@stevens.edu
Education
  • Ph.D. (2007) Technology and Information Systems Management, Tel-Aviv University
  • M.B.A. (2002) Summa Cum Laude, Information Systems and Operations Research, Tel-Aviv University
  • B.A. (1998) Magna Cum Laude, Economics and Management, Tel-Aviv University
Research
  • Decision Analysis
  • Network Modeling
  • Simulations
  • Operations Management Models
General Information

Government and Public Service

1995-2000 Israeli Army Service (Lieutenant)

1998-2000 Budget Department, Israel Ministry of Defense

 

Experience
  • Associate Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ (2013-present)
  • Director of the Project Management Program, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ (2013-2015)
  • Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ (2006-2013)
  • Teacher, Faculty of Management, The Leon Recanati Graduate school of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University (2002-2006)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo (2003-2006)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, College of Management (2004-2005)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University – Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel-Aviv University: A joint High-Tech MBA Program (2004)
  • Teaching Assistant, Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo (2000-2005)
  • Teaching Assistant, College of Management (2000-2002)
  • Teaching Assistant, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University – Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel-Aviv University: A joint MBA Program (2000)
  • Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Management, The Leon Recanati Graduate school of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University (1999-2002)
Institutional Service

Institute Service:

  • Stevens Faculty Senate – Vice Chair (First Vice Chair from the School of Business/Formerly Howe School) (since 2016)
  • Stevens Faculty Senate – Member of the Executive Committee (since 2014)

  • Stevens Faculty Senate –Member (First Assistant Professor) (2012-2013)

  • Stevens Faculty Senate – Ex-officio Member (2011-2012)

  • Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) Search Committee (2015-2016)

  • Institute Computational Task Force – Member (2013-2014)

  • Institute Committee - Committee on Committees: Chair (2010-2012)

  • Institute Committee - Faculty Governance (2011)

  • Institute Committee - Committee on Committees (2007-2008)

  • Institute Task Force – Undergraduate Retention (2009-2011)

 

School Service:

  • Promotion and Tenure Committee (Since 2013)

  • Program Director, Enterprise Project Management (2013-2015)

  • Chartered the “The AIS Student Chapter of Stevens Institute of Technology”. This chapter is considered a founding Student Chapter of the Association for Information Systems.

  • Program Coordinator, BS-IS

  • Co-Managing the Barnabas Health Leadership Institute (2010-2014)

  • Course Owner/Coordinator, MGT 614 (Advanced Project Management)

  • Course Owner/Coordinator, MGT 611 (Project Analytics)

  • Course Owner/Coordinator, MIS 620 (Analysis and Development of Information Systems)

  • Course Owner/Coordinator, MIS 201 (Fundamentals of Information Systems)

  • Course Owner/Coordinator, MIS 501 (Information Management)

  • Howe School – PhD Program Committee (2011-2013)

  • HoweSchool – Committee on Committees (since 2009)

  • Howe School – Academic Research Committee (2007-2009)

  • Participated in several graduate open houses and student recruiting fairs

Professional Service

Reviewer:

 

  • ABSEL - Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning

  • AMCIS – Americas Conference on Information Systems

  • CAIS – Communications of the AIS

  • DSS – Decision Support Systems

  • EJIE - European Jounral of Industrial Engineering

  • EJOR - European Journal of Operational Research  

  • IAIM - International Academy for Information Management  

  • ICIS – International Conference on Information Systems  

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 

  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 

  • IJEME - International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics  

  • IJMTM - International Journal of Manufacturing Tech. and Management  

  • IJPR - International Journal of Production Research 

  • JISE - Journal of Information Systems Education

  • JIT - Journal of Information Technology

 

 

Conference Track Chair:

  • International Conference on Information Systems (2009): Area Editor
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems (2009): Minitrack Chair
  • Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (2007): Minitrack Chair

 

Senior Editorial Board:

  • JISE - Journal of Information Systems Education

Courses:

BT 421            Systems Analysis and Design

MIS 201           Fundamentals of Information Systems

MIS 410           Designing Information Systems

MIS 440           Information Networks

MIS 460           Managing the IT resource

MIS 620           Analysis and Development of IS

MIS 699           Managing Emerging Information Technology

MGT 611         Project Analytics

MGT 614         Advanced Project Management

MGT 616         Healthcare Management & Leadership

MGT 735         The Economic Foundations of Management

 

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Socio-Technical Probabilistic Risk Assessment (ST-PRA) System for Ambulatory Surgical Centers

This system employs a systematic methodology that proactively identifies major risk points. The system involves a detailed “deductive” process analysis method that utilizes logical relationships and probability theory to construct a model (“fault tree”) of how the various risk points interact with one another and how risk points, individually or collectively, combine to contribute to the overall adverse outcome.

STPRA System 

Honors & Awards
  • Recipient of the Bright Idea Award in the Decision Sciences for "Data Analysis: A Roadmap to Better Decision-Making: Methods, Techniques and Applications", the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the NKPRO Foundation, the public policy research affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), 2010.
  • Recipient of the Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor Award, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2009.
  • Recipient of the Technology Instruction Development and Business Case Award, Workshop on Information Technology Systems - WITS, 2008.
  • A sample PhD student for the Tel-Aviv University Jubilee Brochure, 2005-2006.
  •  Tel-Aviv University Fellowship and Scholarship, 2002-2006
  • The Marcel and Annie Adams Scholarship, 2004.
  • Valedictorian: MBA class of 2002
  • Rector's List: Outstanding Achievements, 1999.
  • Dean's List: Outstanding Achievements, 1999.
Professional Societies
  • AIS Association for Information Systems
  • ILAIS Association for Information Systems - Israel
  • IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • INFORMS Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science
  • ORSIS Operations Research Society Israel
  • EURO Association of European Operational Research Society
  • SHVIL Transparency International Israel (an organization promoting business ethics)
Grants, Contracts & Funds
  • The Nicholson Foundation, "Improving the quality of services and reducing costs for Medicaid patients in safety net clinics and hospitals", September 2016 
  • Department of Labor, State of New Jersey, "Workforce Development Grant", March 2013 (with D. Lombardi) 
  • Department of Labor, State of New Jersey, "Workforce Development Grant", May 2012 (with D. Lombardi) 
  • Department of Labor, State of New Jersey, "Workforce Development Grant", November 2011 (with D. Lombardi) 
  • Saint Barnabas Healthcare System, "Leadership Development Institute", October 2011 (with D. Lombardi)
  • Department of Labor, State of New Jersey, "Workforce Development Grant", July 2011 (with D. Lombardi)
  • Forest Laboratories, April 2011 (with D. Lombardi)
  • Department of Labor, State of New Jersey, "Workforce Development Grant", March 2011 (with D. Lombardi)
  • Saint Barnabas Healthcare System, "Leadership Development Institute", August 2010 (with D. Lombardi)
  • Department of Labor, State of New Jersey, "Workforce Development Grant", August 2010 (with D. Lombardi)
  • HSATM/CTMR, "Network Evolution: The Dynamics of Social Structure and its Impact on Technology Management", June 2009 (with D. Lombardi)
  • Department of Defense, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), "Network Evolution: The Dynamics of a Social Structure", Feb 2009. Selected for award. Funding was not available at that time.
  • Strauss-Elite Grant, Simulation of Innovation Networks, October 2006.
  • The Israeli Business Research Institute, Business Simulation of Global Strategy, July 2004.
  • The Israeli Business Research Institute, An Optimal Lot-Sizing and Off-Line Inspection Policy in the Case of Non-Rigid Demand, July 2002.
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. Chernonog, T., Avinadav, T., and Ben-Zvi, T. (Aug 2016). "How to Set Price and Sales Effort in a Supply Chain of Virtual Products under Bi-criteria and Risk Consideration", Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on Inventories, Budapest, Hungary.
  2. Chernonog, T., Avinadav, T., and Ben-Zvi, T. (July 2016). "Supply chain of virtual products: making marketing decisions under bi-criteria", Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO), Poznan, Poland.
  3. Avinadav, T., Chernonog, T., and Ben-Zvi, T. (Feb 2016). "Profit criteria involving risk in a supply chain of virtual products", Proceedings of the The Second International Symposium on Stochastic Models in Reliability Engineering, Life Science and Operations Management, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
  4. Rohmeyer, P. and Ben-Zvi, T. (Aug 2015). "Managing Cloud Computing Risks in Financial Services Institutions", Proceedings of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET) Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  5. Avinadav, T., Chernonog, T., and Ben-Zvi, T. (May 2015). "Project crashing under stochastic lead times and risk considerations", Proceedings of IIE Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  6. Ben-Zvi, T., Rohmeyer, P., and Lombardi, D. (December 2014). "The Diameter and Company Profitability: An Experiment in Network Evolution", Proceedings of the Finance, Economics, MIS and Global Business Research Conference, Miami, Florida.
  7. Ben-Zvi, T., and Lombardi, D. (July 2014). "Creating a Health Management Policy for Potential Pandemics Using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes", Proceedings of the 9th Annual London Business Research Conference, London, UK.
  8. Ben-Zvi, T., Rohmeyer, P., and Lombardi, D. (August 2014). "Strategic Positioning, Centrality and the Impact on Company Performance", Proceedings of the 9th Annual London Business Research Conference, London, UK.
  9. ohmeyer, P. and Ben-Zvi T. (July 2013). "The Network Diameter and Its Impact on Company Performance", Proceedings of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET) Conference, San Jose, California.
  10. Ben-Zvi, T., Chen J., and Lombardi, D. (June 2013). "Breast Cancer Detection: Making Predictions Using Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes", Proceedings of the INFORMS Healthcare Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  11. Rohmeyer, P. and Ben-Zvi T. (July 2012). "Emerging Trends in Decision Making of IT Leaders", Proceedings of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET) Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  12. Ben-Zvi T. and Lombardi, D.N. (June 2012). "To Join Or Not To Join: The Effects of Healthcare Networks", Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), Paris, France.
  13. Ben-Zvi T. and Rohmeyer, P. (Aug 2011). "Healthcare DSS: Perceived Effectiveness and Company Performance", Proceedings of the 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Detroit, Michigan.
  14. Ben-Zvi T. and Lombardi, D.N. (Aug 2011). "From Health Decisions to Performance: The Network Effect", Proceedings of the 17th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Detroit, Michigan.
  15. Ben-Zvi T. and Lechler, T.G. (Aug 2011). "Resource Allocation in Multi-Project Environments: Planning vs. Execution Strategies", Proceedings of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET) Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  16. Ben-Zvi T. and Lombardi, D.N. (Aug 2011). "Simulating Health Networks: Decisions and Performance", Proceedings of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET) Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  17. Ben-Zvi T. and Nickerson, J. V. (Dec 2010). "Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes of Sensor Detection", Proceedings of the 20th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Saint Louis, Missouri.
  18. Ben-Zvi, T. and Rohmeyer, P. (Sep 2010). "Decision Support Systems: Impact on Company Performance", Proceedings of the 5th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  19. Rohmeyer, P and Ben-Zvi T. (Sep 2010). "Risk Management Decision Making in Service Design", Proceedings of the 5th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), Tel-Aviv, Israel.
  20. Ben-Zvi T. and Nickerson, J.V. (Jun 2010). "Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes for Intruder Recognition", Proceedings of the ORSIS Conference, Nir Etzion, Israel.
  21. Ben-Zvi T. (May 2010). "Social Networks Analysis: A Game Experiment", Proceeding of the Behavioral and Quantitative Game Theory: Conference on Future Directions, Newport Beach, California.
  22. Ben-Zvi T. (Dec 2009). "Network Structure and Centrality: A Simulation Experiment", Proceeding of the 30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Phoenix, Arizona.
  23. Rohmeyer, P. and Ben-Zvi T. (Dec 2009). "Risk Management Decision Making in ICT for Development", Proceedings of the Second Annual SIG GlobDev Workshop, Phoenix, Arizona.
  24. Ben-Zvi T. (Aug 2009). "Simulating Decision Support Systems: A Laboratory Experiment", Proceeding of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, California.
  25. Ben-Zvi T. (Aug 2009). "Measuring DSS Effectiveness in a Simulated Environment", Proceeding of the 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, California.
  26. Ben-Zvi T. (Aug 2009). "The Changing Shape of Networks: Lessons for the Auto Industry", Proceeding of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET) Conference,Portland, Oregon.
  27. Ben-Zvi T. (Mar 2009). "Creating Decision Support Systems in Business Simulation Games", Developments in Business Simulation & Experiential Exercises, Vol. 36, pp. 103-111.
  28. Ben-Zvi T. (Dec 2008). "Creating Decision Support Systems in Business Games", Proceeding of the 18th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Paris, France.
  29. Ben-Zvi T. and Nickerson, J. V. (Dec 2008). "The Changing Shape of Networks: Experiments in Market Evolution", Proceeding of the 18th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Paris, France.
  30. Ben-Zvi T. and Carton T. C. (Aug 2008). "Simulation Gaming in Technology Management", Proceedings of the 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Toronto, Canada.
  31. Ben-Zvi T. and Carton T. C. (Mar 2008). "Applying Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy in Business Games", Developments in Business Simulation & Experiential Exercises, Vol. 35, pp. 265-272.
  32. Ben-Zvi T. and Nickerson, J.V. (Dec 2007). "A Strategy for Object Recognition with Detection errors", Proceedings of the 17th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Montreal, Canada.
  33. Ben-Zvi T. and Nickerson, J.V. (Oct 2007). "Responding to Changing Situations: Learning Automata for Sensor Placement", Proceedings of the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), Orlando, Florida .
  34. Ben-Zvi T. and Spiegler, I. (Aug 2007). "Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery: An Analytical Investigation", Proceedings of the 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Keystone, Colorado.
  35. Ben-Zvi T. and Carton, T.C. (Aug 2007). "Business Games as Pedagogical Tools", Proceedings of the Portland International Center for Management of Engineering Technology (PICMET) Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  36. Ben-Zvi T., and Nickerson, J.V. (Jul 2007). "Sensor Placement Learning Automata", Proceedings of the INFORMS International Conference, Puerto Rico.
  37. Ben-Zvi T. and Carton, T.C. (Jul 2007). "The Pedagogy of Games in Business", Proceedings of the INFORMS International Conference, Puerto Rico.
  38. Ben-Zvi T. and Grosfeld-Nir A. (May 2007). "Serial Production Systems with Random Yields and Rigid Demand: A Heuristic", proceedings of the ORSIS Conference, Maálé-Hahamisha, Israel.
  39. Ben-Zvi T. and Gordon, G. (Mar 2007). "Corporate Positioning: A Business Game Perspective", Developments in Business Simulation & Experiential Exercises, Vol. 34, pp. 101-110.
  40. Ben-Zvi T. (Dec 2006). "Business Games as a Tool for Teaching DSS", proceedings of the Pre-ICIS AIS SIG-ED IAIM International Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  41. Ben-Zvi T. (Dec 2005). "Business Games as DSS Laboratories", proceedings of the Pre-ICIS SIG DSS Workshop, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  42. Grosfeld-Nir A., Anily S. and Ben-Zvi T. (Jul 2003). "Lot-Sizing Two-Echelon Assembly Systems with Random Yield and Rigid Demand", proceedings of the EURO/INFORMS International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
Journals
  1. Ben-Zvi, T., Chernonog, T., and Avinadav, T. (2016). "A Two-State Partially Observable Markov Decision Process with Three Actions", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 254, No. 3, pp. 957-967.
  2. Luftman, J., Lyytinen, K. and Ben-Zvi, T. (2016). "Enhancing the measurement of information technology (IT) business alignment and its influence on company performance", Journal of Information Technology.
  3. Ben-Zvi, T., Rohmeyer, P., and Lombardi, D. (2015). "The Diameter and Company Profitability: An Experiment in Network Evolution", Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 12-17.
  4. Chernonog, T., Avinadav, T., and Ben-Zvi, T. (2015). "Pricing and sales-effort investment under bi-criteria in a supply chain of virtual products involving risk", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 246, No. 2, pp. 471-475.
  5. Ben-Zvi, T., Rohmeyer, P., and Lombardi, D. (2015). "Strategic Positioning, Centrality and the Impact on Company Performance", World Journal of Management, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 183 – 192.
  6. Ben-Zvi, T., Lombardi, D., and Rohmeyer, P. (2015). "Support Systems for Decision Makers: Impact on Performance", International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology, Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 131-140.
  7. Lasfer, K., Pyster, A., and Ben-Zvi, T. (2013). "Broad Partnership of an Engineering Program with Industry: A Success Story", International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 1429–1439.
  8. Ben-Zvi, T. and Grosfeld-Nir A. (2013). "A Partially Observed Markov Decision Process with Binomial Observations", Operations Research Letters, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 201-216.
  9. Ben-Zvi T. (2012). "Measuring the Effectiveness of Decision Support Systems and their Impact on Performance", Decision Support Systems, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 248-256.
  10. Baldwin, C.W., Ben-Zvi T., and Sauser, B. (2012). "Formation of Collaborative System of Systems through Belonging Choice Mechanisms", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part A, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 793-801,  Link to paper  .
  11. Ben-Zvi T. and Nickerson, J. V. (2012). "Intruder Detection: An Optimal Decision Analysis Strategy", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part C, 42 (2), 249-253.  Link to paper  .
  12. Luftman, J., and Ben-Zvi, T. (2011). "Key Issues for IT Executives 2011: Cautious Optimism in Uncertain Economic Times", MIS Quarterly Executive, 10 (4), 203-212.  Link to paper  .
  13. Ben-Zvi T. and Nickerson, J. V. (2011). "Decision Analysis: Environmental Learning Automata for Sensor Placement", IEEE Sensors Journal, 11 (5), 1206-1207.  Link to paper  .
  14. Luftman, J., Ben-Zvi, T. (2010). "Key Issues for IT Executives 2010: Judicious IT Investments Continue Post-Recession", MIS Quarterly Executive, 9 (4), 263-273.  Link to paper  .
  15. Ben-Zvi T. (2010). "The Efficacy of Business Games in Creating Decision Support Systems: An Experimental Investigation", Decision Support Systems. 49 (1), 61-69.  Download  (1371 kb PDF)  Link to paper  .
  16. Ben-Zvi, T. and Grosfeld-Nir, A. (2010). "Multistage production systems with random yields and rigid demand", International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 20 (1/2/3/4), 286–299.  Link to paper  .
  17. Luftman, J., Ben-Zvi, T. (2010). "Key Issues for IT Executives 2009: Difficult Economy’s Impact on IT", MIS Quarterly Executive. 9 (1), 203-213.  Link to paper  .
  18. Luftman, J., Ben-Zvi, T. Dwivedi, R. and Rigoni, E.H. (2010). "IT Governance: An Alignment Maturity Perspective", The International Journal on IT/Business Alignment and Governance, 1 (2), 13-25.  Link to paper  .
  19. Ben-Zvi T. (2007). "Using Business Games in Teaching DSS", Journal of Information Systems Education, 18 (1), 113-124.  Download  (161 kb PDF)  Link to paper  .
  20. Ben-Zvi T. and Carton, T.C. (2007). "From Rhetoric to Reality: Business Games as Educational Tools", INFORMS Transactions on Education, 8 (1), 10-18.  Download  (242 kb PDF)  Link to paper  .
  21. Ben-Zvi T. and Grosfeld-Nir A. (2007). "Serial Production Systems with Random Yields and Rigid Demand: A Heuristic", Operations Research Letters, 35 (2), 235-244.  Link to paper  .
  22. Grosfeld-Nir A., Anily S. and Ben-Zvi T. (2006). "Lot-Sizing Two-Echelon Assembly Systems with Random Yield and Rigid Demand", European Journal of Operational Research, 173 (2), 600-616.  Link to paper  .
Books
  1. Ben-Zvi T. (2009). Data Analysis: A Roadmap to Better Decision-Making: Methods, Techniques and Applications, VDM Verlag.
  2. Grosfeld-Nir A. and Ben-Zvi T. (2005). Introduction to Decision-Making Theory, Academit Tel-Aviv-Yafo: Israel.
  3. Ben-Zvi T. (2004). Planning Production Lots, Academit Tel-Aviv-Yafo: Israel.
  4. Ben-Zvi T. (2003). Introduction to Operations Research, Academit Tel-Aviv-Yafo: Israel.
  5. Grosfeld-Nir A., Gross, M. and Ben-Zvi T. (2001). Operations Management: Textbook, Academit Tel-Aviv-Yafo: Israel.
Courses
  • BT 421 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MGT 611 Project Analytics
  • MIS 620 Analysis and Development of Information Systems
  • MGT 736 Seminars: Advanced Topics in Information, Technology and Telecommunications Management
  • MIS 201 Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • MIS 699 Managing Emerging Information Technology