Nabid Alam is a Ph.D. student (Major: Information Systems, Supporting Area: Economics) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). At UNCG, he is holding the positions of Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, and Kathleen Price & Joseph M. Bryan Fellow. He holds Master of Business Information Systems with Merit from The Australian National University – Australia, and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems with CGPA 3.99 out of 4.00 from The University of Dhaka – Bangladesh.
His full time experience includes three years of teaching at North South University – Bangladesh, and around three years of financial analysis at Eastern Bank Limited – Bangladesh.
Nabid Alam has achieved numerous awards and honors for his curricular and extra-curricular performances. The notable awards outside UNCG are Australia Award 2012, IFIP WG9.4 Conference Full Funded Student Bursary 2011, Prime Minister’s Gold Medal 2010, Dean’s Honor and Merit List 2010, Best Cadet Scholarship 2008, and Best Volunteer of Red Crescent Youth Camp 2006.
Abdullah Oguz earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from School 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 in Information Systems program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), he had worked at Turkish Customs Administration (Ministry of Trade) 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 the administration. 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. Most of these projects were funded by EU and had a value of more than $60 million.
He has been a Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential holder since 2014.
Zahra is a third year PhD Candidate in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (ISSCM). Currently, she is a full-time teaching assistant and working on her dissertation. She finished her bachelor’s degree as an industrial engineer. She continued her master’s degree in technology management. Prior to the PhD program, she was an e-banking expert in a private bank for five years. Her major responsibilities were analyzing and interpreting digital banking data. She was also a member of R&D team for developing new services. Her research is concentrated on two streams: the impact of information exposure on people and the role of information propagation on decision making, specifically, on the online market place.
Hao Caven Wu
Hao (Caven) Wu is currently a Ph.D. student and Graduate Assistant from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, U.S.A. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Information Systems, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Besides the ability to do research, he thinks the most important characteristics for people in this field are the ability to communicate with others, the ability to deliver and manage information, and the ability to handle multi-tasks. Caven also has working experience in executive search company, big-data company, language school, international office in university setting, etc. He is working towards a position among higher education institutions. Hao (Caven) Wu is passionate and enthusiastic in information technology area with research interests including Information Behavior, Online Identity, etc.