Terrence W. August

Curriculum Vitae

cv-august.pdf

Contact Information

Rady School of Management
Otterson Hall, Room 3S146
9500 Gilman Drive #0553
La Jolla, CA 92093-0553
Phone: 858.822.7452­
Fax: 858.534.0744­
Email: taugust@ucsd.edu

Research Areas

Economics of software
Economics of information security
Organization of software firms
Production and operations management
Network policy and pricing

Industry Areas

Information technology
Consumer products
Software

Grant Project Sites

NSF CAREER Award CNS-0954234

Terrence W. August

Assistant Professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations

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.

Publications

Designing User Incentives for Cybersecurity (with Robert August and Hyoduk Shin). Communications of the ACM, Forthcoming.

The Influence of Software Process Maturity and Customer Error Reporting on Software Release and Pricing (with Marius Florin Niculescu). Management Science, December, 2013, 59(12), 2702--2726.

Licensing and Competition for Services in Open Source Software (with Hyoduk Shin and Tunay Tunca). Information Systems Research, December, 2013, 24(4), 1068--1086. Appendix

Who Should be Responsible for Software Security? A Comparative Analysis of Liability Policies in Network Environments (with Tunay Tunca). Management Science, May, 2011, 57(5), 934--959. Appendix

Let the Pirates Patch? An Economic Analysis of Software Security Patch Restrictions (with Tunay Tunca). Information Systems Research, March, 2008, 19(1), 48--70. Appendix

Network Software Security and User Incentives (with Tunay Tunca). Management Science, November, 2006, 52(11), 1703--1720. Appendix

Working Papers

Optimal Timing of Sequential Distribution: The Impact of Congestion Externalities and Day-and-Date Strategies (with Duy Dao and Hyoduk Shin)

Cloud Computing: Implications on Software Network Structure and Security Risks (with Marius Florin Niculescu and Hyoduk Shin)