Current Information Systems PhD Students

Yalda Esmizadeh

Yalda Esmizadeh is a Ph.D. student (Major: Information Systems, Supporting Area: Analytics) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). At UNCG, she is a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant. Yalda is originally from Iran and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Shahed University of Tehran and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering University of Tabriz.

Yalda has extensive research experience in transportation and logistics management under disruption. After starting her PhD at UNCG she attempts to apply her analytical skills in different areas. Currently she focuses on Disinformation detection from Machine learning and theoretical perspectives.

Publications

2021:

Student engagement with global issues: the influence of gender, race/ethnicity, and major on topic choice

Logistics and supply chain network designs: incorporating competitive priorities and disruption risk management perspectives

Cold chain management in hierarchical operational hub networks

2020:

Sharing Economy: Application of Structural Topic Models

“LIKE TALKING TO A WALL”: A Study OF MULTINATIONAL CUSTOMERS’ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCES

y_esmiza@uncg.edu

Derrick Ganye

Derrick Ganye is s Ph.D. student in Information Systems at the Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), USA. He is a Kathleen Price & Joseph M. Bryan Fellow and a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant. He has a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Management Information Systems from the Henley Business School at the University of Reading, UK as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. His research interests are in digital social networks, information systems security and business data analytics.

Derrick has a combined 7-year experience across the telecommunications and mining industries. Specifically, he has worked as a Product manager in Vodafone Ghana where he launched innovative products like the first converged fixed-mobile product in the Ghana market in 2019. He has also been involved in the implementation of cutting-edge IT and electrical engineering transformational projects in Vodafone Ghana and Kinross Chirano Gold Mines company in Ghana.

d_ganye@uncg.edu

Jim Jenkins

Jim Jenkins is a Ph.D. student (Major: Information Systems, Supporting Area: Economics) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). At UNCG, he is a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant. Jim is a Kathleen Price & Joseph M. Bryan Fellow. He holds a Master of Science in IT and Management from UNCG and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.

Jim has a broad and extensive career in industry with nearly 20 years focused on the production, delivery, and operations of software solutions for laboratories. Jim served in several roles including Product Management, Project Management, Account Management, and Account Development. Prior to working in software, he held technical positions in laboratory management, plant engineering, and quality engineering.

jkjenkin@uncg.edu

 

Joti Kaur

Joti Kaur is a Ph.D. Candidate in Information Systems since Fall 2019. Joti holds a graduation degree in MBA (MIS and Operations) and MA in Public Administration from India. Before re-joining the academia, she worked at managerial positions in the banking and software industry for more than seven years. Building on the corporate experience gained, and her multi-disciplinary background, she hopes to bridge the industry-academia gap through her research interests. Her specific research interest topics include but are not limited to IS Privacy and Security, Cybersecurity, and Security performance within organizations. Joti is also a Fall 2019 Minerva Scholar and a Graduate Assistant.

j_kaur2@uncg.edu

Abdul Kader Khan

Abdul Kader Khan started his Ph.D. in Information Systems at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from Fall 2021. He is a recipient of the Market America Graduate Fellowship (2021) at UNCG. He is mostly known by the name Fahim. Previously, Fahim has completed both his bachelor’s and master’s in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Dhaka in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is one of the co-founders of his country’s first digital blood donor match making platform where he was mostly associated with monitoring the website and application development. During his undergraduate studies, Fahim formed an interest toward research in the areas of Information Systems Security, Data Science, and Social Media Analytics which led him to pursue doctoral studies at UNCG.

a_khan11@uncg.edu

Fatima Mohammed

Fatima Mohammed is a Doctoral Student in Information Systems at the Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She has a Master of Science (MSc.) in Agribusiness and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Data Analytics from Illinois State University.  She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

She is currently a Graduate Research Assistant at UNCG. She has broad interest in how information is handled in organizations and society.  Of particular interest to her are Social Media Use and Social Networks, Data Analytics and Social and Ethical Issues regarding Technology.

Her research has been published in Agricultural Finance Review and proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS).  She also has a conditional acceptance for a paper in International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2021.

She is a Minerva Scholar, which is the highest recognition for doctoral students at UNCG. She also won the Outstanding Graduate Student award and was a Lela Winegarner Fellow during her masters.

Publications

Mohammed, F., Barrowclough, M. J., Kibler, M. L., and Boerngen, M. A. 2020. “Measuring Usage of Formal Financial Services as a Proxy for Financial Inclusion: A Case of Agricultural Households in Ghana,” Agricultural Finance Review, Emerald Publishing Limited.

Mohammed, F., and Palvia, P. 2021. “The Moderating Roles of External Environment and Organizational Culture: Unlocking Strategic and Operational Business-IT Alignment,” in AMCIS 2021 Proceedings. 12. https://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2021/strategic_is/strategic_is/12

Mohammed, F., and Salam, A. F. 2021. “Me and the Other Not Me – Deepfake as Digitally Constructed Alternate Deceptive Identity: Loss of Control Over One’s Identity and Consequences,” in ICIS 2021.

f_mohammed@uncg.edu

Tahmina Sultana

Tahmina Sultana is a Ph.D. candidate in Information Systems (Minor in Analytics) and a Minerva Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). As part of the teaching assignment, she is an instructor for records of Foundations for Analytics at the undergraduate level in the university. Her current research focuses on behavioral information systems in the context of information behavior. Tahmina has presented her work in premier information systems conferences such as Americas Conference of Information Systems (AMCIS). Moreover, she has received the outstanding reviewer award in AMCIS 2021, as a recognition of her service towards the information systems scholarly community.

Tahmina started her professional career in May 2016 as a member of the first batch of the future leader program “Management Associate Program (MAP)” of Northern Tosrifa Group (NTG) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prior to joining NTG, she completed her MBA and BBA from Department of MIS, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh with distinctive academic performance.

Publications

Sultana, T., and Nemati, H. 2021. “Impact of Explainable AI and Task Complexity on Human-Machine Symbiosis,” AMCIS 2021 Proceedings.

Sultana, T., and Singh, R. 2021, “Impact of the Interplay Between Visualization Styles and Cognitive Bias on Managerial Cognition,” AMCIS 2021 Proceedings.

Sultana, T., and Nemati, H. 2020, “Effect of Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Decision Task Complexity on Human-Machine Symbiosis,” AMCIS 2020 TREOs.

t_sultan@uncg.edu

Katelyn Walls

Katelyn Walls is an Information Systems PhD Student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics and a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a concentration in Research from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). While in her Master’s program she was responsible for teaching an undergraduate Microsoft Office class. Additionally, she helped create a Master’s level Excel Modeling course along with preliminary research on Excel modeling development. Currently, her areas of interest are in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, and End User Development.

klwalls@uncg.edu

Ming Xiao

Ming Xiao received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Wuhan University of Science & Technology in China, and earned his MBA degree with a concentration of Business Analytics from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before starting his PhD program in Information Systems at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Information Technology & Management in the department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management (ISSCM) of Bryan School.

Prior to graduate studies in the United States, Ming worked as a business manager in the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) for nearly seven years. He also has a two-years experience as a logistic manager at Wilmington, Delaware.  His research interests include Cyber Security and Cyber Behavior, as well as applications of machine learning and big data analytics.

m_xiao@uncg.edu