Huseyin Cavusoglu

Professor - Management
Tags: Information Systems

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Management Science
University of Texas at Dallas - 2003
M.S. - Information Technology Management & Consulting
University of Texas at Dallas - 2003
B.S. - Industrial Engineering
Bogazici University - 1999

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Information Security and Privacy 
  • Sharing Economy
  • Online Reviews
  • Health IT
  • Supply Chain Management

Appointments

Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2017–2020]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2010–2017]
Assistant Professor in Information Systems
University of Texas at Dallas [2008–2010]
Visiting Assistant Professor in Information Systems
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–2008]
Visiting Assistant Professor in Management Information Systems
University of British Columbia [2005–2005]
Assistant Professor in Information Systems
Tulane University [2003–2006]
Teaching Assistant in Information Systems
University of Texas at Dallas [1999–2003]

Awards

Best Conference Completed Paper Nomination - International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) [2018]
Net Institute Summer Grant - New York University (NYU) [2017]
Best Paper Award - Secure Knowledge Management (SKM) Workshop [2016]
Outstanding Service - Decision Science Institute [2016]
Best Paper Nomination - Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) [2004]
Faculty Fellow - J. F. Jr. and Jessie Lee Seinsheimer [2004]
Best Paper Award - Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) [2003]
Best Conference Completed Paper Nomination - International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) [2003]
Doctoral Consortium - International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) [2002]
Doctoral Consortium - • Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) [2002]

Presentations

Is Free Shipping Really Free? Strategic Implications of Membership-Based Free Shipping Programs of Online Retailers
Invited talk in IS Division Seminar Series
Yonsei University, Seoul, S. Korea, October 2019

Invited talk in MIS Division Seminar Series 
Seoul National University, Seoul, S. Korea, October 2019

Invited talk in MIS Division Seminar Series
Korea University, Seoul, S. Korea, October 2019

Invited talk in MIS Division Seminar Series
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2018

Invited talk in ORCIBS (Operations Research Center for Industrial and Business Systems) Seminar Series
Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, January 2018

Invited talk in MIS Division Workshop
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, April 2017.

Theory in Economics of Information Systems (TEIS) Workshop
Sonoma, CA, March 2017
Openness versus Secrecy on Facebook: The Relationship among Privacy Controls, Content Sharing Activities, and Disclosure Patterns
Invited talk in Management Seminar Series
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2016

Workshop for ISR Special Issue on Ubiquitous ITand Digital Vulnerabilities
Boston College, USA, September 2015

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
Washington, DC, USA, June 2013
Can Gamification Motivate Voluntary Contributions? The Case of Stack Overflow Q&A Community
ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW)
Vancouver, Canada, March 2015

Invited talk in in MIS Division Workshop
University of British Columbia, Canada, March 2013
Outsourcing Information Security: Contracting Issues and Security Implications
Invited talk in a Seminar
Seoul National University, South Korea, April 2012

Invited talk in a Seminar
Hong Kong University Science and Technology, Hong Kong, April 2012

Invited talk in a Seminar
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, April 2012

Invited talk in a Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC) Seminar
Singapore Management University, Singapore, April 2012

Invited talk in a Seminar
National University of Singapore, Singapore, March 2012

Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE)
Shanghai, China, December 2011
Security Patch Management: Share the Burden or Share the Damage?
Invited talk in a Seminar
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, March 2008

Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE)
Montreal, Canada, December 2007

Invited talk in Information Systems Security Association Vancouver Chapter
Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2007

Decision and Risk Analysis Conference
Richardson, TX, USA, May 2007

Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
Cambridge, England, June 2006

Invited talk in a Seminar
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA, April 2006

International Conference on Computer and Industrial Engineering (CIE)
Istanbul, Turkey, June 2005

Invited talk in a Seminar
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, February 2005

Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS)
Washington, DC, USA, December 2004

Additional Information

Service
Reviewer
  • Management Science
  • Information Systems Research
  • MIS Quarterly
  • Productions and Operations Management
  • Journal of MIS
  • Various IEEE Transactions
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
  • Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS)
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
  • Conference on Information Technology Systems (CITS)
Steering Committee Member
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2004 – present
Program Chair
  • Theory in Economics of Information Systems (TEIS)
    Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2019
    (Co-chaired with Barrie Nault and Hasan Cavusoglu)
  • Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE)
    Dallas, TX, USA, 2015 
    (Co-chaired with Barrie Nault, Hasan Cavusoglu, Indranil Bardhan, Anitesh Barua)
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
    Istanbul, Turkey, 2016 Workshops and Tutorials 
    (Co-chaired with Remko Helms)
Program Committee Member
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2019
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, June 2018
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA, June 2017
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, June 2016
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, June 2015
  • Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST)
    Minneapolis, MN, October 2013
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Georgetown University, Washington, DC, June 2013
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany, June 2012
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, June 2011
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2010
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    London College, London, England, June 2009
  • Secure Knowledge Management (SKM)
    Richardson, TX, November 2008
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, June 2008
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2007
  • Workshop on the Economics of Securing the Information Infrastructure (WESII)
    Arlington, VA, October 2006 
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, June 2006
  • Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST)
    San Diego, CA, November 2005
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2005
Special Issue Editor
  • Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) Special Issue on Immersive Systems, 2018 (Co-edited with Alan Dennis and Jeff Parson)
Associate Editor
  • Information Systems Research (ISR)
    Special Issue on Ubiquitous IT and Digital Vulnerabilities, 2015
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
    Information Privacy and Security Track 
    Phoenix, AZ, December 2009
  • MIS Quarterly (MISQ)
    Special Issue on Information Systems Security in a Digital Economy, 2008
  • Information Technology and Management, 2008
    Ad-hoc Editor
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
    Information Privacy and Security Track
    Montreal, Canada, December 2007
Track Chair
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
    Economics and Value of IS Track (handled more than 65 submissions and their reviews)Auckland, New Zealand, December 2014
    (Co-chaired with Jungpil Hahn, Gal Oestreicher-Singer)
  • Decision Science Conference
    E-Commerce Track (handled more than 150 submissions and their reviews)
    San Antonio, TX, November 2006
Session Chair
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Systems (WISE)
    Dallas, TX, USA, December 2015
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
    Milan, Italy, December 2013
  • Workshop on Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2005 
Discussant
  • Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE)
    Paris, France, December 2008
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
    Montreal, Canada, December 2007 
Panelist
  • Management Accountant’s Role in Risk Management
    Dallas Fort Worth Area IMA Chapter
    University of Texas at Dallas, September 2014
Departmental Committee Member
  • Committee Chair for the Mid-Probationary Review of Dr. James Zhang, 2017
  • Committee Member for the Mid-Probationary Review of Dr. Anyan Qi, 2016
  • Committee Member for the Mid-Probationary Review of Dr. Mehmet Ayvaci, 2014
  • Committee Member for Information Systems Area Faculty Recruiting, 2008 – 2014
  • Information Systems Area Curriculum Development, 2008 – 2014
School Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Scholarships, 2008 - 2014
  • Library, 2008 - 2017
Other Services
  • External Chair for the Dissertation Defense of a Public Policy Ph.D. Student, 2014
  • External Chair for the Dissertation Defense of a Computer Science Ph.D. Student, 2013
  • External Chair for the Dissertation Defense of a Computer Science Ph.D. Student, 2010
  • External Chair for the Dissertation Defense of a Public Policy Ph.D. Student, 2009
  • Information Systems Area Representative in Graduate Student Orientation, 2007
Doctoral Student Advisement
  • Murat Mustafa Tunc, Graduated in July 2020
    Served as the PhD Supervisor, 2015-2020
    Dissertation Title: Economics of Customer and Provider Information in Digital Platforms

  • Geng Sun, Graduated in July 2020
    Served as a Co-Chair, 2014-2020
    Dissertation Title: Essays on the Economics of Membership-Based Free Shipping Programs in Online Marketplaces

  • Yeongin Kim, Graduated in July 2018
    Served as a Research Advisor, 2015-2018
    Dissertation Title: Essays on the Economics of Information Sharing in Healthcare

  • Mei Li, Graduated in July 2016
    Served as a Research Advisor at National University of Singapore, 2012-2016
    Dissertation Title:  Firms’ Marketing Strategies and Consumer Responses in Platform-based E-Commerce Markets

  • Li Zhuolun, Graduated in March 2016
    Served as a Research Advisor at National University of Singapore, 2012-2016
    Dissertation Title:  Harnessing Online Community and Social Media: Ordinary Users and Influential Users

  • Young Kwark, Graduated in October 2013
    Served as a Research Advisor, 2012-2013
    Dissertation Title:  Impact of Online User-Generated Content on Retailers and Manufacturers

  • Byungwan Koh, Graduated in August 2011
    Served as a Research Advisor and Committee Member, 2007-2011
    Dissertation Title:  Impact of Profiling in Online Marketplaces and Security

  • Asunur Cezar, Graduated in August 2009
    Served as a Co-Chair, 2007-2009
    Dissertation Title: Essays on Information Security and Risk Management

  • Hulusi Ogut, Graduated in August 2006
    Served as a Research Advisor, 2003-2006
    Dissertation Title: Essays on IT Security Risk Management

News Articles

Study Examines Effect of Privacy Controls on Facebook Behavior
Despite the widespread popularity of online social network platforms, privacy remains a troublesome issue.

A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management assesses the impact of Facebook’s granular privacy controls and its effects on user disclosure behavior.
“People have different views on the value of privacy controls in managing disclosures and therefore privacy dangers,” said Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu, associate professor of information systems. “Some people argue that giving users more granular controls mitigates privacy issues because users can effectively limit the recipients of shared content, thereby increasing the secrecy of disclosures. On the contrary, other people claim that users perceive privacy risks less severely when they have more controls to exercise, and as a result, share more content publicly, thereby increasing the openness of disclosures.”
Study Examines Effect of Privacy Controls on Facebook Behavior
Despite the widespread popularity of online social network platforms, privacy remains a troublesome issue.

A new study from the Naveen Jindal School of Management assesses the impact of Facebook’s granular privacy controls and its effects on user disclosure behavior.
“People have different views on the value of privacy controls in managing disclosures and therefore privacy dangers,” said Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu, associate professor of information systems. “Some people argue that giving users more granular controls mitigates privacy issues because users can effectively limit the recipients of shared content, thereby increasing the secrecy of disclosures. On the contrary, other people claim that users perceive privacy risks less severely when they have more controls to exercise, and as a result, share more content publicly, thereby increasing the openness of disclosures.”
Study Determines Why Organizations Fight Data Breaches Differently
In the wake of recent high-profile security breaches at retail stores such as Target and Neiman Marcus, a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas determines why differences exist in the level of information security control resources among organizations.

Since digitalization began, organizations have understood how valuable their information is, said Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of information systems at UT Dallas. More recently, dependency on the Internet has made it difficult for organizations to secure and protect this asset.
Study Determines Why Organizations Fight Data Breaches Differently
In the wake of recent high-profile security breaches at retail stores such as Target and Neiman Marcus, a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas determines why differences exist in the level of information security control resources among organizations.

Since digitalization began, organizations have understood how valuable their information is, said Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu, the study’s lead author and an associate professor of information systems at UT Dallas. More recently, dependency on the Internet has made it difficult for organizations to secure and protect this asset.
Profs Rethink Airport Terrorism Defense Systems
An attempt to set a trans-Atlantic jetliner aflame above Detroit on Christmas Day has revived a simmering airline security debate.

Researchers at UT Dallas say new ways of using passenger profiling with screening devices could strengthen security and minimize passenger concerns about convenience and privacy in the wake of that incident.

Dr. Huseyin Cavusoglu and Dr. Srinivasan Raghunathan, information systems professors at the School of Management, reached that conclusion after taking a recent look at the value of passenger profiling.

Funding

Understanding Information Privacy in Online Social Networks
CAD 93,975 - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) [2011/01–2014/12]
Assessing the Value of Network Security Technologies: Configuration of and Interaction between Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
$3,000 - NYU Net Institute [2007–2007]