Meet Our Current Students

Our Ph.D. students hail from around the globe. While their backgrounds vary, most of our students hold a master of science in information systems, an MBA, or a master of science in computer science. Many have presented conference papers and published their research prior to joining the program. Plus, many of them have significant work experience in the information systems field.


Tawfiq Alashoor

Tawfiq Alashoor - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

talashoor1@gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • information privacy
  • cloud computing
  • big data
  • social media

Education

  • M.Sc., information systems, Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, Pennsylvania
  • B.Sc., management information systems, King Fahd University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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Sayed Almohri

Sayed Almohri - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

salmohri1@gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • design science research
  • knowledge management systems
  • social capital and social networking

Education

  • MBA, Texas Tech University, Rawls College of Business
  • B.Eng., computer engineering, Kuwait University, Kuwait

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Maheshwar Boodraj

Maheshwar Boodraj - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

mboodraj@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • information technology
  • project management

Education

  • M.Sc., computer management information systems, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
  • B.Sc. with honors, computer science, The University of the West Indies, West Indies

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Hyoungyong Choi

Hyoungyong Choi - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

gruesky@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • IT use and impacts
  • health information technology
  • risk management

Education

  • M.S., Management, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea
  • B.A., English, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea

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Xiaocong Cui

Xiaocong Cui - Ph.D candidate in information systems

xcui4@student.gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • movie industry
  • social network analysis
  • structural equation modeling

Education

  • M.S., systems analysis and integration, School of Management, Dalian University of Technology
  • B.S., information management and information systems, Hebei University of Science and Technology

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Amrita George

Amrita George - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

amritageorge02@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • information systems management
  • health information management
  • IT strategy and implementations
  • data msnagement

Education

  • diploma in management, marketing and operations, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
  • B.Tech., electrical and electronics engineering, Kerala University

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Shane Givens - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

shanegivens@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • software development
  • agile development methods
  • data analytics
  • societal impact of big data

Education

  • MBA, management information systems, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • B.S., interdisciplinary studies – artificial intelligence, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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Heeseung Lee

Heeseung Lee - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

hlee142@student.gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • business intelligence and analytics

Education

  • Master of Business Analytics, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
  • B.B.A., Korea University, Seoul, South Korea

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Yanran Liu

Yanran Liu - Ph.D. candidate in information systems (CEPRIN)

yanran.liu@ceprin.org

Research Interests

  • digital innovation
  • IT-induced complexity
  • interdisciplinary theories and complementary methods

Education

  • M.M., management science and engineering, China University of Geosciences (CUG), Wuhan, China
  • B.M., information management and information systems, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

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Joshua Madden

Joshua Madden - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

maddenjoshua9@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • design science
  • software development
  • conceptual modeling

Education

  • M.S., journalism and mass sommunications, Kansas State University
  • M.S., information systems, Baylor University
  • B.S., political science/history, Kansas State University

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Vitali Mindel

Vitali Mindel - Ph.D. candidate in information systems (CEPRIN)

vmindel1@gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • decentralized information governance
  • IT adoption for hospital revenue cycle administration
  • IT adoption for hospital operations
  • experiments in information systems

Education

  • B.S., economics, Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

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Jessica Pye

Jessica Pye - Ph.D. candidate in information systems (CEPRIN)

jessica.pye@ceprin.org

Research Interests

  • business value of IT in large institutional settings
  • impacts of health information technology on organizational processes and individuals
  • acceptance and utilization of mobile health service innovations

Education

  • M.S., international business, Georgia State University
  • M.A., economics, Georgia State University
  • B.S., mathematics and economics, Georgia State University

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Zirun Qi

Zirun Qi - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

zqi1@gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • data analysis: data mining, text mining
  • software development
  • online collaboration and knowledge contribution

Education

  • M.Sc., management information systems, University of Arizona
  • M.Sc., electrical engineering, Syracuse University
  • B.Eng., electronic science and technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

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Kambiz Saffarizadeh

Kambiz Saffarizadeh - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

ksaffarizadeh1@student.gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • the impact of big data on competitive environment
  • technology and productivity
  • digital economy

Education

  • MBA, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • B.Sc., mechanical engineering, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

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Youyou Tao

Youyou Tao - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

ytao2@student.gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • healthcare IT
  • healthcare analytics
  • online social media
  • privacy issues

Education

  • M.Sc., information systems, University of Washington, Seattle, Foster School of Business
  • B.B.A., Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

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Pengcheng Wang

Pengcheng Wang - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

pwang12@student.gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • health information technology
  • information systems adoption & implementation
  • information systems security and privacy
  • risk management

Education

  • M.S., risk management and insurance, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B.S., technical communication, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia
  • B.S., technical communication, Northeast Normal University, China

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alan-yang

Alan Yang - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

atywave@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • mobile health
  • network security
  • incentive systems

Education

  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

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Yukun Yang

Yukun Yang - Ph.D. candidate in information systems

yyang42@student.gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • digital innovation
  • IT-enabled service innovation
  • mobile commerce

Education

  • M.S., business information systems, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • B.A., financial management, Henan University, Henan, China

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Zhitao Yin

Zhitao Yin - Ph.D. candidate in information systems (CEPRIN)

zyin3@gsu.edu

Research Interests

  • business value and societal impact of digital innovation
  • econometrics
  • text mining
  • social network analysis
  • machine learning

Education

  • M.M., management science and engineering, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • B.Sc., information management and information systems, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

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