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 graduated with honors and a BSBA in Finance from the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. Later, he received his MBA from the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. Currently, he is working on information systems research associated with privacy, decision-making, and global issues.
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 decision support systems in supply chain management, and privacy issues of information systems.
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.
Caleb Bradberry received his MBA and BBA in Management Information Systems from Marshall University. While earning his master’s, Caleb worked as an ASP.NET developer. His research interests include emerging technologies, information security, and business intelligence.
Wiley Brown earned his BS in Business Administration degree and MBA from Appalachian State University and was employed for a number of years in the operations management field. Most recently, he has been a lecturer at ASU, teaching several classes in the Computer Information Systems Department. His research interests include emerging technologies, mobile devices, and work-life balance.
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.
Tala Mirzaei earned her Master’s in Applied Statistics from University of Malaya, Malaysia. She received her BS in Statistics from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran. Her professional background includes serving as Statistician at Institute for Customer Relationship Management with a focus on business analytics and market research. She also served as Staff Researcher at the Psychometrics Center in Kuala Lumpur for three years. Her research interests include business intelligence, analytics, human-computer interactions and IS in education.
Minoo Modaresnezhad earned her master’s in Information Technology Management from UNCG and a second master’s in Structural Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Her professional background includes serving as head designer and structural engineer for Ako Engineering Consulting Company in Mashad, Iran. Her research interests include privacy and security, business analytics, and computer-assisted social networking.
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. As a visually impaired student, he developed an interest in low-cost enabling technologies and eventually used this knowledge to create Speak-Pad, a talking rich-text editor; ReadNetForMe, a talking web browser; and TeachMeTyping, a talking keyboard tutor. All these applications are geared for blind users. Shrirang hopes to continue to be a significant contributor to the field of accessibility in math, science, engineering, and technology for people with disabilities, which will be reflected in his future research.