Weian Wang received MBA degree from Xavier University, Cincinnati, and prior to that, he earned BS in Marketing from San Francisco State University. His research interests include information system acceptance and use, inter-organizational information systems, and accounting information systems.
Xiaoyu Li received her Master’s Degree of Computer Science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Bachelor’s Degree of Computer Science from Beijing Institute of Technology. Before joining the Ph.D program of Information System, she worked as a web programmer for Division of Continual Learning at UNCG, and worked as an Instructional Technology Consultant for Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG for years.
Vishal Uppala received his BSBA in Finance from the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University in 2011. He graduated with honors. In 2014, he received his MBA from the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. His publications include peer-reviewed articles in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Information & Management, and Information Research. Vishal has presented his research at the Americas Conference on Information Systems, Global Information Technology Management Association World Conference, and International Conference on Business Informatics and Modelling. His research interests include electronic commerce, electronic markets, global information technology, sociomateriality of information technology, and visual analytics. He teaches Business Computing and Database Systems.
Ziyue Huang received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Beijing Normal University and earned a master’s in Statistics and Mathematics from Georgetown University. Her research interests include privacy issues of information systems, sharing economy, reputation systems, global IT and business analytics.
Mohammad Daneshvar Khaki earned his degree in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He has ten years of work exprience in different positions, mainly in IT, logistics, and SCM in industries ranging from automotive, banking, food and beverage and medicine. A great extent of his non-academic experienced was within research intensive projects including CRM software development, designing distribution channels, supply chain redesign projects, and various logistics related projects. Based on his background, his research interest lies in the intersection of information systems and supply chain management. In special, he is interested in application of business intelligence and analytics in supply chain systems.
Rudolph Bedeley holds dual master’s degrees in the field of Information Technology Management and Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. Prior to moving to the States to further his studies, Rudolph completed his bachelor’s degree in Geodetic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, from where he originally hails. While pursuing his masters’ degrees, Rudolph served both departments of Civil and Information Technology of his alma mater in the capacity as a Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant and Graduate Assistant. He is happy to join the PhD program at UNC-Greensboro to become a professional in big data analytics, information systems optimization and business intelligence.
Rozan Omar Maghrabi received her MS in IT Management degree and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in IT from UNCG. She received her BS in Business Administration from King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia. She has several manuscripts in the Global Information Technology Management Association World Conference (GITMA), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) and in the premier International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).
Additionally, while serving as a graduate assistant at UNCG she co-authored a research project with Dr. Nir Kshetri titled, “The Development of the M-Commerce Industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council Economies: An Institutional Analysis” and participated in the 2009 International Conference on IS and Economic Intelligence held in Sousse, Tunisia. Ms. Maghrabi is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Her research interests include computer-mediated networks, global IT, and information systems and social change.
Minoo Modaresnezhad received her master’s in Information Technology Management from UNCG, and prior to that, she earned her first master’s in Structural Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Her professional background includes serving as project manager and structural analyst at several Engineering Consulting Companies in Iran. Also, she has taught various courses at several institutions using different pedagogical approaches (face-to-face, online, and emporium). Her doctoral research focus has been in the areas of smart data analytics, social network enabled open systems, and IT mobility. Her long-term goal as a researcher is to explore the implications of a more open, mobile, connected, and smarter world on human lives. She is interested in applying her data analysis skills to extract insights from large data sets and visualize them in a meaningful way.
Ruoning “Rony” Qian graduated from Wuhan University, China with a degree in Information Systems and Management. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Information Management from University of Sheffield, UK. While at the University of Sheffield, Rony participated in the development of transaction processing system for a UK company in charge of stock management sub-system and was eventually responsible for its system integration.
While at Wuhan University, she developed a web information system for the Statistical Bureau of Wuhan City and participated in the development of an office automation system for the Wuhan Branch of China Telecom. Her research interests include IS user behavioral research.
Shrirang Sahasrabudhe earned his undergraduate degree in math, post-graduate diploma in computer applications, and master’s degree in Computer Management from the University of Pune, India.
The focus of my research is on studying blind users’ interactions with health technologies and to improve the technology design to achieve better interaction outcomes. Specifically, I am eliciting and understanding blind users’ problem-solving strategies in the context of accomplishing various personal health information management tasks using eHealth and mHealth interfaces. I will conduct an observation study to generate the design knowledge, will then re-design the interfaces, and will test the efficacy of the new design using a repeated measure experiment. I am using verbal protocol analysis to analyze the qualitative data.
Zahra Yarmohammadi received her BS in industrial engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology and her MS in management of technology from Allame Tabataba’i University. Before starting her PhD program, she had worked in one of the Iranian banks for more than 2 years as an e-commerce R&D expert. Her research interests include business analytics, business intelligence and research on information systems.
Abdullah Oguz earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Faculty of Political Sciences at Ankara University (Turkey), and received his MBA degree with a concentration in IT Management from Southern New Hampshire University. Before starting his PhD program, he had worked at Turkish Customs Administration for 12 years. He was a senior member of Project Management Office within Projects and Technical Systems Department which is responsible for planning and managing projects with a view to enhancing law enforcement capacity of Turkish Customs Administration, and which managed EU-funded projects having a value of more than €50 million since 2006. Specifically, he was involved in developing and implementing projects with regard to the capacity building and improvement, cutting-edge IT systems, and state-of-the-art security equipment in the field of customs law enforcement. He has been a Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential holder since 2014. His research interests include waterfall and agile project management approaches, interaction between IS and national culture as well as organizational culture, enterprise social media, and impact of AI-driven automation on economic and social factors.
Brigid Akyamaa Appiah Otoo is a Doctoral Student in Information Systems at the Bryan School of Business and Economics, UNCG. Prior to joining UNCG, she worked as a Lecturer in Operations and Project Management at the GIMPA Business School, Ghana. Brigid has about six years’ practical experience in Management Consulting. This was at State of Flux Limited, London (2008 – 2011) and Ernst & Young, Accra (2012-2013). During her consulting career, she undertook a number of operational performance improvement projects in various organizations, industries and sectors in Europe and Africa.
Brigid studied MSc. Operational Research at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering from KNUST, Ghana. She enjoys reading fiction and travelling.