Prof. Guy Gable

Dr. Mang Zhang

Prof. Shirley Gregor

Prof. Kai Riemer

Prof. Arun Rai

Asso. Prof. Mary Tate

Dr. Wasana Bandara

Dr. Fahame Emamjome

Mr. Yancong Xie

Mr. Ignatius Chukwudi


Prof. Guy Gable

Professor Guy Gable leads the Methods Foundations (nee Research-Systems) research program within the Information Science Research Discipline, School of Information Systems (SIS), Queensland University of Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief Journal of Strategic Information Systems and has served on the editorial boards of MISQ, JAIS, EJIS and others. Dr Gable, a Charter Member of AIS, has held a range of AIS roles. 2016 he was awarded AIS Fellow, joining the influential AIS College of Senior Scholars. He’s been highly active in the AIS regional conference ‘Pacific Asia Conference on IS’ having held multiple major roles (2013 recipient of the ‘PACIS Plaque of Appreciation’ for lifetime contribution). Main research interests are IT Evaluation, Research Methods, and increasingly, Design Science. Research Industry Partners have included Accenture, SAP, Queensland Government, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Credit Union Services Corporation, Institute of Management Consultants, RealTech, AIS, Wardy IT Solutions and Australian Research Council (ARC). His PhD is from U. Bradford, England and his MBA from U. Western Ontario (Ivey Business School). He has over 100 refereed publications (e.g. ISR, Management Science, Journal of the AIS, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information & Management, European Journal of Information Systems). Professor Gable has been highly active in Asia as Adjunct Professor Renmin University of China, Senior Visiting Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University’s Next Generation Management and Innovation Research Center, and Visiting Professor at The University of Hong Kong 2002-2007 (1 mon/yr). Before joining QUT, he was Senior Fellow at National University of Singapore (1986-1994). He has been 1st Chief Investigator on a series of successful Australian Research Council (ARC) grant applications totalling several million $AUD, most recently as 1st Chief Investigator on a $1.1M Discovery (2015-2019) galvanizing his shift in focus to Research-Systems.

Dr. Meng Zhang

Dr. Meng Zhang received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Information Systems from QUT in 2016 and his Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Information Systems from Renmin University of China. Dr. Zhang’s PhD research focuses on social and behavioural research methods for conceptualizing and theorizing, with particular interests in multilevel theory development and data analysis, conceptualization, and the use of computer simulation for theory building. His more recent research also investigates the use, design, and organizational management of information systems for organizational performance and innovation. He has a keen interest in exploring the sociotechnical or sociomaterial interactions between human and technology in digital platforms, investigating topics such as digital platform design for innovation, urban innovation and smart cities, and organizational digital platform management. His research has been published in several high-quality Information Systems journals and conferences, including Information Systems Research (ISR), Communication of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), Australasian Journal on Information Systems (AJIS), and International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS).

Prof. Shirley Gregor

Shirley Gregor is a Professor Emerita at the Australian National University. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and the philosophy of science and technology. Professor Gregor was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list in June 2005. Also in 2005 she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. In 2010 she was made a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems, the peak global body for the discipline. In 2014 she was awarded a Schöller Senior Fellowship at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurenberg. She was given a DESRIST Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 for contributions to design science research in information systems and technology.

Prof. Kai Riemer
Prof. Arun Rai

Prof. Rai is permanent Regents’ Professor, the highest academic honor in the University System of Georgia, and holds the Robinson and Harkins Chairs at the Robinson College of Business (RCB) at Georgia State University, USA. He has held visiting appointments at universities in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Slovenia. He was named Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2010 and INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award in 2014. He received the LEO Award from the Association for Information Systems in 2019 for Lifetime Exceptional Contributions to the Information Systems discipline.

Asso. Pro. Mary Tate

Dr Mary Tate is currently a Research Fellow (DECRA) at Queensland University of Technology. Dr Tate won a prestigious ARC DECRA grant (16% success-rate across all disciplines nationally) and came to QUT to take up the award in June 2016. Prior to that she was a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. This followed a career in IT practice and consultancy. Since joining academia, Dr Tate has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles in leading IT journals and conferences. Her research interests centre on service quality, service delivery and research methods. She has published methodological guidelines on a range of quantitative and qualitative methods with a particular focus on literature analysis. Dr Tate is active in the international IS philosophy, theory and research methods communities, has offered research methods master classes at institutions in Sri Lanka, China and Chile, and is a regular mentor at IS doctoral consortia.

Dr. Wasana Bandara

Dr Wasana Bandara is a tenured Senior Lecturer in Business Process Management Discipline at the School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology. Her discipline based research areas are in Human-Centric Business Process Management (BPM), BPM and Information Systems in emerging economies, enterprise-level BPM and process improvement. She also has a strong interest on methodological research and the scholarship of higher education teaching/ training practices in BPM and IS. She has published over 90 refereed articles in leading IS and BPM outlets and has received institutional, national and international awards in recognition for her academic excellence for both research and teaching.

Dr. Fahame Emamjome

Email: f.emamjome@ qut.edu.au

Phone: 04 05 969 639

Mr. Yancong Xie

My name is Yancong (Ray) XIE. I am a PhD student recently at School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). I studied computer science and mathematics in my undergraduate school and my PhD research is in management information systems. My research interest includes simulation, theory development, trust, review utility, consumer satisfaction, level of analysis, data mining and mathematical modeling. With extensive both online and face-to-face teaching experiences in programming, database management, process modelling, system design, and business analysis, I am now seeking a university lecturer position in Information Systems.

Mr. Ignatius Chukwudi

Ignatius Chukwudi is a PhD student at the School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He has a background in Computer Engineering and Software Development. His research interests are in Methodology Research with specific interest in Case Study Research Methodology and Design Science Research in Information Systems, Digital Platforms and Platform Innovation within the Layered Modular Architecture.