Dr. Tayfun "Typhoon" Keskin is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems in the Operations Management and Information Systems group, at the University of Washington Bothell, School of Business. His achievements brought him an international reputation in cloud computing, business analytics and management information systems.
He received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business; post M.Sc. in management information systems and MBA. He also holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bogazici University.
His main research and teaching interests include, cloud computing, internet of things, collaborative information technologies, behavioral modeling and the strategic management of information systems. Tayfun has published several papers in top tier journals, including International Journal of e-Commerce (The #1-ranked Electronic Commerce journal), European Journal of Operational Research and Informs Journal on Computing. In addition, he published a book chapter on cloud computing. As far as the long term research goal, he is particularly interested in developing a quantitative "role of information systems" theory.
He has taught management information systems courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at several institutions, including University of Texas, and University of Washington. Specifically, he designed and taught Enterprise IT Management (MBA), Digital Business Lab (MIS capstone), Information Technology in Business, Strategic Information Technology Management, Business Process Excellence and the first hybrid (50% online) course at the University of Washington Bothell, School of Business.
He has over a decade of professional work and academic education experience on various MIS-related fields. He worked at Procter & Gamble as a process engineer and at other multinational companies such as Oracle and Kraft Foods prior to his Ph.D.
He received various awards, honors and best paper nominations. As a recognition of his reputation, he has been invited to chair "Wearable technologies and quantified self" track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Besides, he is co-chairing the Internet of Things special interest group at the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP). He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and Association for Information Systems (AIS).