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Assistant Professor

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Email Address: m_farokhnia@uncg.edu

Phone: 336.334.4346

Biography

Dr. Moez Farokhnia Hamedani is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at the Bryan School of Business, University of North Carolina Greensboro. His research primarily focuses on cybersecurity and information privacy. He received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. His research and teaching are driven by his passion for understanding the complex relationship between technology and organizational security. Prior to his studies, he obtained a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, which laid the groundwork for his interdisciplinary approach to research.

In his current role, he explores the nuanced ways in which technology impacts organizations, particularly their cybersecurity postures. He is also deeply interested in, and actively conducts research on, healthcare analytics. His work aims to unravel the potential of information systems in enhancing healthcare organizational efficiency, mainly from the perspectives of cybersecurity and information privacy. He employs a diverse array of methodologies in his research, including but not limited to optimization and machine learning, guided by the principle of secondary data analysis.

His teaching portfolio reflects his focused research interests. He has developed and delivered courses on core aspects of cybersecurity, such as Principles of Cybersecurity and Global Cyber Threat Analysis, as well as data analytics courses such as Principles of Predictive Analytics. These courses are designed not just to impart knowledge but to inspire a deeper understanding of the cyber challenges and analytical opportunities that lie ahead.

His fascination with the intersection of technology and organizational behavior drives his continuous exploration of how digital advancements can bolster organizational security and efficiency. Through his research, teaching, and mentorship, he aims to equip his students with the critical skills needed to navigate and shape the future of information systems and cybersecurity.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management, Management Information Systems concentration. (May 2023)
    School of Information Systems & Management, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida, Florida, USA
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (August 2016)
    Industrial Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (August 2014)
    Industrial Engineering Department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Research/Publications

Published Papers

  1. Farokhnia, M., & Niaki, S. T. A. (2020). Principal component analysis-based control charts using
    support vector machines for multivariate non-normal distributions. Communications in StatisticsSimulation and Computation, 49(7), 1815-1838.
  2. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., & Dehghan, A. (2022). Impact of Protection Level on Vertically
    Differentiated Two-Sided Software Platforms. International Journal of Information Security and
    Privacy. 16(1).
  3. Sun, Y., Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Javidi, G., Sheybani, E. Examining COVID-19 Vaccine Attitude
    Using SEM-Artificial Neural Networks Approach: A case from Reddit Community. Health Promotion
    International.

    Under Review
  4. Esmaeili, M., Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Zantedeschi, D., Khalesi, C. Russia-Linked Ad-Campaigns:
    Dynamic Interdependencies on Facebook, Google Search, and the New York Times. ACM
    Transactions on Management Information Systems (ACM-TMIS, Third Round, Minor
    Revision).
  5. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Esmaeili, M., Sun, Y., Javidi, G., Sheybani, E. Paving the way for COVID
    survivors’ psychosocial rehabilitation: Mining topics, sentiments, and their trajectories over time from
    Reddit. Health Informatics Journal (Accepted).
  6. Tan, B., Ng, E., Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Mithas, S., Tan, F., Surviving in the Networked Economy:
    Configurations of Competitive Strategies for Platform Resilience, Management Information Systems
    Quarterly (MISQ, Second Round).
  7. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Malgonde, O., Mithas, S., Agrawal, M., Chari, K. How Technology
    Paradigms Influence Configurations of Contract Characteristics in
    Inter-organizational Outsourcing Projects: Insights from a Configurational Approach. Journal of
    Operations Management (JOM, Reject and Resubmit). (Presented at Conference on Information Systems and
    Technology (CIST) 2021, Reject and resubmit from JOM).

    Working Papers
  8. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Zhang, H., Kong, Lu. Beyond Demographic Biases: The Impact of
    Algorithmic Bias on the Privacy of EHR Systems. Target: Production and Operations Management.
    (Presented at Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA) 2022).
  9. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Chari, K., Keshanian, K., Information Market Based Augmented
    Intelligence. Information Systems Research.
  10. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Zhang, H., Chari, K., Agrawal, M. Allocation of Security Controls Under
    Uncertainty: A Robust Optimization Approach. Target: Informs Journal on Computing (IJOC).
  11. Mithas, S., Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Park, Y.K., Configuring Digital and Organizational
    Capabilities for High Performance in Healthcare 2007-2019: Evidence from the United States.
    Target: Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ). (Presented at Conference on
    Information Systems and Technology (CIST) 2021).
  12. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Mohsin, M., The Impact of Technology Heterogeneity on
    Cybersecurity Breaches in Multi-Branch Corporations. Target: Management Information
    Systems Quarterly (MISQ).
  13. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Pourbehzadi, M., Javidi, G., Sheybani, E. Distribution of Gender Bias
    Among Different Demographics: Evidence from Word Embeddings. Target: Gender, Work and
    Organization. (Accepted for long presentation at Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems 2022, 2-times
    Trailblazer research scholarship recipient)

    Conference Presentations________________________________________________________
  14. Pourbehzadi, M., Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Javidi, G., Johnson, K. (2023). The Impact of Racial
    Disparities on Parental Care Adequacy: An Algorithmic Fairness Perspective. 2023 International
    Conference on Machine Learning and Applications.
  15. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Javidi, G., Sheybani, E. (2023). Understanding Cyberbullying Dynamics in
    the Covid Vaccination Era. IRAIS Annual Conference on Information Systems.
  16. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Zhang, H., Kong, L. Mining the Impacts of Algorithmic Biases on the
    Security and Privacy of Electronic Medical Records. Conference on Health IT and Analytics
    (CHITA 2022).
  17. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Esmaeili, M., Javidi, G., Sheybani, E. Cyberbullying in the Era of
    Vaccination: A Text Mining Approach. INFORMS Computing Society (ICS 2022).
  18. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Agrawal, M., Chari, K. Determinants of IT and Business Process
    Outsourcing Success: A Configurational Approach. Conference on Information Systems and
    Technology (CIST 2021).
  19. Mithas, S., Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Park, Y.K. Configuring Digital and Organizational Capabilities
    for High Performance in Healthcare 2007-2019: Evidence from the United States. Conference on
    Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2021).
  20. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Javidi, G. An Interactive Gaming Approach for Training WordEmbeddings. Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2021).
  21. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., (2021). A Fair Framework for Unsupervised Outlier Detection Ensembles.
    INFORMS Annual Meeting (2021).
  22. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Zhang, H., Padmanabhan, B. Mining Reputation Effect in Social Networks.
    Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS 2018).

    Conference Proceedings________________________________________________________
  23. Pourbehzadi, M., Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Javidi, G., Johnson, K. (2023). The Impact of Racial
    Disparities on Parental Care Adequacy: An Algorithmic Fairness Perspective. 2023 International
    Conference on Machine Learning and Applications.
  24. Farokhnia Hamedani, M., Javidi, G., and Sheybani, E. “Understanding Cyberbullying Dynamics in
    the COVID Vaccination Era” (2023). IRAIS 2023 Proceedings. 9. https://aisel.aisnet.org/irais2023/9

CV/Resume