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Faculty Profile

David A Tilson
Clinical Associate Professor of Computers and Information Systems
Phone: 585.273.1648
Office: 3-210 Carol Simon Hall

Bio

Professor Tilson’s industry experience includes three years in strategy consulting, mostly with McKinsey & Company, along with a decade in R&D and project management in the telecom, high-tech and media industries. He has consulted for clients in financial services, insurance, telecom, software and energy. His track record of accomplishments includes a Royal Television Society (British equivalent to an Emmy) for broadcast technology. Having lived and worked on three continents gives him an understanding of business and collaboration in an international context.

Teaching Interests

His teaching interests include strategic and business systems consulting, information systems, and business statistics. He has led and mentored dozens of student teams consulting with businesses of all sizes. He has taught in the Simon Executive MBA program and customized executive courses on teamwork and project management.

Research Interests

Dr. Tilson’s research explores technical standards and mobile computing as well as digital platforms and infrastructure. In another research stream he strives to improve operational efficiency in healthcare settings.

Professional History

Clinical Associate Professor of Computers and Information Systems
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
2013 -
Associate Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program
Simon Business School
August 2014 - June 2017
Clinical Assistant Professor of Computers and Information Systems
University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY
2006 - 2013
Consultant in McKinsey's Business Technology Office
McKinsey & Company
2000 - 2003
Consultant
PA Consulting
1999 - 1999
Project Manager
News Digital Systems Ltd
1996 - 1998
Senior Professional Engineer in the Satellite Systems Group
British Telecommunications Laboratories
1991 - 1996
Professional Engineer in the Satellite Systems Group
British Telecommunications Laboratories
1988 - 1991

Education

Case Western Reserve University - 2008
Ph D
Information Systems
University of Texas at Austin - 2000
MBA
MIS & Entrepreneurship
The University of London - 1995
MS
Telecommunications Engineering
The Queen's University of Belfast - 1988
BS
Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Publications

2016
Digital Platforms and Complexity
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
2015
Optimizing the timing and number of batches for compounded sterile products in an in-hospital pharmacy
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Decision Support Systems
Volume: 76
2015
Introduction to the Special Issue: Mobile Commerce Research yesterday, today, tomorrow – what remains to be done?
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: International Journal of Electronic Commerce
Volume: 19
Issue: 4
2014
Mathematical Modeling to Reduce Waste of Compounded Sterile Products in Hospital Pharmacies
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Hospital Pharmacy
Volume: 49
Issue: 7
2014
Quantitative Case Study: Use of Pharmacy Patient Information Systems to Improve Operational Efficiency
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: IEEE
2013
Platform Complexity: Lessons from the Music Industry
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Hawaii International Conference of Systems Sciences
2012
Platform Complexity – Lessons from Mobile Wireless
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: 11th International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB2012)
2011
The Paradoxes of Change and Control in Digital Infrastructure: The Mobile Operating Systems Case
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the International Conference on Mobile Business
2010
Digital Infrastructures: The Missing IS Reserach Agenda
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Information Systems Research
Volume: 21
Issue: 4
2010
Unanticipated Influence of Coordination Mechanisms on Physician Workstyles and ED Operational Efficiency
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems
2010
Desperately seeking the Infrastructure in IS Research: Conceptualization of "Digital Convergence" as co-evolution of social and technical infrastructures
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Hawaii International Conference of System Sciences
2008
Operational Performance of a US Emergency Department: Impact of Coordination Mechanisms and Physician Workstyles
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Productivity and Quality Research
2008
Unanticipated Influence of Coordination Mechanisms on Physician Workstyles and ED Operational Efficiency
2007
Towards a Theoretical Framework for Studying the Effect of Mobile-ICT on Coordination
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences
2006
The 3G Transition: Changes in the US Wireless Industry
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Telecommunications Policy
Volume: 30
Issue: 10-11
2006
Coordination of technology and diverse organizational actors during service innovation – the case of the wireless data services in the United Kingdom
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the Helsinki Mobility Roundtable
2005
An Actor-Network Study of 3G Standards Making and Adoption in the US Wireless Industry - A Case of Wireless Operator Standardization Strategies
Contribution Type: Conference Proceeding
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Proceedings of the Hong Kong Mobility Roundtable
2004
The 3G Transition: Changes in the US Wireless Industry
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Environments, Systems, and Organizations
Volume: 4
1996
Yacht Video System for the Whitbread Round the World Race
Contribution Type: Journal Article, Professional Journal
Journal/Publisher/Proceedings Publisher: Electronics and Communication Engineering Journal of the IEE
Volume: 8
Issue: 6

Current Research Programs

Mathematical Modeling to Evaluate Batch Operations for In-hospital Pharmacy (provisional title)
Work on for submission to DSS
Platform Complexity and Dynamics – Lessons from Mobile Wireless
Working on submission to JAIS
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