2019 Business Analytics Conference: Ted Allen

This podcast, part of a series recorded at the 2019 INFORMS Business Analytics Conference in Austin, TX, features Ted Allen, associate professor in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department at The Ohio State University and president of the Social Media Analytics Section of INFORMS. His presentation, “Analyzing Social Media Data to Identify Cybersecurity Threats: Decision-Making with Real-Time Data,” explores the role of social media in identifying and addressing emerging cybersecurity breaches, something that is experienced by nearly 30 percent of businesses in the U.S.

Interviewed this episode:

Ted Allen

The Ohio State University

Theodore T. Allen, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science Engineering (courtesy) at The Ohio State University. He is the author of over 70 refereed publications focusing on the intersection of optimization and novel experimental planning methods including for games, “high-level” data, and multiple fidelity optimization. These include two textbooks published by Springer Verlag including a third edition textbook on engineering statistics. Dr. Allen is a fellow of ASQ. He has been awarded approximately $5M of research. He is an area editor of Computers and Industrial Engineering (IF:3.5) and a past associate editor of the Journal of Manufacturing Systems (IF:3.6) and has been a reviewer and on the editorial board for numerous journals and organizations including Operations ResearchIISE Transactions, and Technometrics. Dr. Allen has developed novel methods and theory inspired by multiple impactful applications. These include contributing to savings of likely over $200M for DHL (see IJAA publication), helping millions of people to vote more easily (see POMS, IIE Transactions, and CAIE publications), shortening the response times at OSU’s four hospitals (see Human Factors publication), and shortening hospital discharge times (see Quality Engineering publication). Dr. Allen is the past president of the INFORMS Social Media Analytics Section and the president and founder of the educational non-profit organization factSpread.