Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., is professor of ManagementInformation Systems at California State University. Dr. Bidgolihelped set up the first PC lab in the United States. He is theauthor of 43 textbooks, 27 manuals, and over five dozen technicalarticles and papers on various aspects of computer applications,information systems and network security, e-commerce, and decisionsupport systems published and presented throughout the world.
Dr. Bidgoli also serves as the editor-in-chief of TheInternet Encyclopedia, The Handbook of Information Security,and The Encyclopedia of Information Systems. TheEncyclopedia of Information Systems was the recipient of one ofthe Library Journal's Best Reference Sources for 2002 and TheInternet Encyclopedia was recipient of one of the PSP Awards(Professional and Scholarly Publishing), 2004. Dr. Bidgoli wasselected as the California State University, Bakersfield's2001–2002 Professor of the Year.