Terrence (Terry) August, associate professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations at the Rady School of Management, recently received the Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award from the Information Systems Society (ISS). The award recognizes and honors early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.
Award recipients were considered by the awards committee on the impact of their publications on theory, research, and practice; leadership reflected by editorial appointments; and intellectual contributions that provide a platform for future success.
In addition to associate professor August, Prasanna Tambe of New York University and Jianqing Chen of the University of Texas at Dallas.
The spirit of the award is to honor the memory of the Late Professor Sandra A. Slaughter who was tireless in her pursuit of recognizing the potential leaders of the "next generation" of information systems academics.
About Prof. August
August's research broadly spans information systems and operations management with current interests in the economics of network software, production and service management, pricing and policy associated with network goods, and the interaction of digital piracy and security risk. Currently, he is investigating the control of information security risk using economic incentives.
August has co-founded two information technology start-up companies and worked in research and development and operations for the Clorox Company. He has consulted for Honeywell, GlaxoSmithKline, Herbalife and Time Warner Cable.
He received a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER award. It will provide $530,000 in research funding and was granted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, under the Trustworthy Computing program.
August received his Ph.D. in the field of operations, information & technology from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2007.
For more information on August's research, go to: http://rady.ucsd.edu/faculty/directory/august/