Supervisorships

I have supervised many students at several universities in addition to coaching several MBA teams for case competitions. Below is a list of previous and current Doctoral, Master’s and Undergraduate students that I have supervised. Their thesis or project titles will give you an idea of the type of research topics that I have explored with my students over the years.

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Dr. Vahid Assadi, Fall 2013-Prseent.

Dr. Alex Ivanov, Summer-Fall 2010.

Dr. Jose Roda-Garcia, Summer 2010.

Dr. Alan Harold, Summer 2007.

Doctoral

Supervisor for Mr. Nour El Shamy, Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (September 2013 – present).

Supervisor for Ms. Maryam Ghasemaghaie, Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (September 2011 – present).

Supervisor for Ms. Sonia Camacho, Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (September 2010 – present).

Supervisor for Dr. John Laugesen, Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (Graduated 2013).

Supervisor for Dr. Vahid Assadi, Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (Graduated 2013).

Co-supervisor for Dr. Mohamed Mandour, Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt (Graduated 2011).
Thesis Topic: The Effect of Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP) on Management Accounting Practices at business enterprises in Egypt.

Co-supervisor for Dr. Nicole Wagner, Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (Graduated 2011).
Thesis Topic: The Impact of Age on Web Site Usability.

Co-supervisor for Dr. Wael Hassan El Garaihy, Faculty of Commerce, Port Said University, Egypt (Graduated 2008).
Thesis Topic: Developing and Validating a Quality of Service Scale for the Banking Sector: an Artificial Neural Network Approach.

Supervisor for Dr. Michael Bliemel, Management Science/Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, (Graduated 2006).
Thesis Topic: Consumer Satisfaction with Online Health Information: A Theoretical Model and an Empirical Study.

Co-supervisor for Dr. Constantinos Coursaris, Management Science/Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, (Graduated 2006).
Thesis Topic: Contextual Mobile Usability: The Impact of Distractions on User Performance, Satisfaction, and Adoption of Mobile Devices for Wireless Data Services.

Supervisor for Dr. Gokul Bhandari, Management Science/Information Systems Area, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, (Graduated 2005).
Thesis Topic: Incorporating Cognitive Support in Investment DSS.

Co-supervisor for Dr. Abdul Rahim Ahmad, Systems Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo (Graduated 2005).
Thesis Topic: Intelligent Expert Systems for Decision Support in Layout Design.

Doctoral Supervisory Committees & External Examiner

Ph.D. Committee member for Mr. Amir Tavasoli, Information Systems Area, McMaster University (February 2012 – Present).

Ph.D. Committee member for Mr. Sepandar Sepehr, Information Systems Area, McMaster University (February 2011 – Present).

Ph.D. Committee member for Mr. Ken Owen, Information Systems Area, McMaster University (February 2011 – Present).

Ph.D. Committee member for Mr. Sana Mojdah, Information Systems Area, McMaster University (February 2010 – Present).

Ph.D. Defence Committee member for Dr. Omar Omar, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University (2010)

Ph.D. Defence Committee member for Dr. Amir Sayegh, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University (2008)

Ph.D. Committee member for Mr. David Daglish, Information Systems Area, McMaster University (Graduated 2013)

Ph.D. Committee member for Mr. Huijin Guo, Information Systems Area, McMaster University (Graduated 2010).

Ph.D. Committee member for Mr. Michael Breward, Information Systems Area, McMaster University (Graduated 2009).
Thesis Topic: Acceptance of Biometric Technology to Combat Identity Theft.

External Examiner for Ms. Yinan Yang, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defense Force Academy (2004).
Thesis Topic: W3TF: A Web Trust Profiling Framework to Assess Trust and Transitivity of Trust of Web-based Services in a Heterogeneous Web Environment.

Ph.D. Committee member for Mr. Umar Ruhi, Information Systems Area, McMaster University (Graduated 2010).
Thesis Topic: Sustainability of User Participation in Virtual Communities

Ph.D. Committee member for Dr. Alan Harold, Information Systems area, McMaster University (Graduated 2007).
Thesis Topic: Interface Design Requirements for Web Shopping Sites.

Ph.D. Committee member for Dr. Mubarak AL-Mutairi, System Design Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo (Graduated 2007).
Modeling Trust Using a Fuzzy Logic Approach.

Ph.D. Committee member for Dr. Jan Bakus, System Design Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo (Graduated 2005).
Thesis Topic: Decision Feature Selection and Extraction for Text Classification.

Ph.D. Committee member for Dr. Nayer Wanas, System Design Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo (Graduated 2003).
Thesis Topic: Decision Fusion Algorithms for High Accuracy Pattern Recognition.

Ph.D. Committee member for Dr. Amer Dawoud, System Design Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo (Graduated 2002).
Thesis Topic: Adaptive Image Binarization Based on Handwriting Models.

Masters

Supervisor for Ms. Yumna Abdel-Rahman, M.Sc. eHealth, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (Graduated 2012).

Mentor for Mr. Abdulaziz Alghamdi, Masters of Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MEEI) program, McMaster University (In progress).

Technical Mentor for Mr. Pratheep Soundararajan, Masters of Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MEEI) program, McMaster University (Graduated 2011).

Mentor for Mr. Alqadir Dhalla, Masters of Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MEEI) program, McMaster University (Graduated 2011).

Mentor for Mr. Aaron Kitagawa, Masters of Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MEEI) program, McMaster University (Graduated 2011).

Co-Supervisor for Ms. Laila Bastedo, Independent Study Project, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. (Graduated 2008).
Project Topic: Methodology for Selecting a Learning Management System

Co-Supervisor for Mr. Matthew Madigan, Independent Study Project, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. (Graduated 2005).
Project Topic: Wireless Handheld Vertical Market Review

Co-supervisor for Mr. Jason Weshler, Independent Study Project, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (Graduated 2003).
Project Topic: The Implementation and Use of Mobile Decision Support Systems in Healthcare.

Co-supervisor for Ms. Ayesha Al Sabouba, Independent Study Project, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University (Graduated 2003).
Project Topic: Adoption of Online Purchasing.

Co-supervisor for Mr. Khaled Shaban, Engineering Systems & Computing Dept., University of Guelph, (Graduated 2002).
Thesis Topic: Collaborative Knowledge Discovery.

Co-supervisor for Mr. Dale Scott, Engineering Systems & Computing Dept., University of Guelph, (Graduated 1998).
Thesis Topic: A Decision Fusion Algorithm for Signature Verification.

Undergraduate

Supervisor for Ms. Alycia Mazepa, Third year Commerce student , Summer 2013.
Project Topic: Decision Support for Older Adults in eCommerce Environments.

Supervisor for Mr. Jamie Hennessey, Fourth year Psychology student (Neural Computation Program), McMaster University (Fall 2002/Winter 2003).
Thesis Topic: Predicting Consumer Behavior on Retail Websites: An Artificial Neural Networks approach.

Supervisor for Ms. Jenny Lin, Third year student project, Systems Design Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo (Winter 2002).
Project Topic: An Assessment of the Application Service Provider Model for Forming Technologies Inc.

Co-supervisor for Mr. Tarun Gupta, DeGroote, 4th year Independent Study Project, Degroote School of Business, McMaster University (Fall 2001).
Project Topic: Assessing Website Usability.

Supervisor for C. Cullen, A. Fleisher, G. Hardy, I. Sabados & R. Wysocki, Engineering Management 5th year group project, McMaster University (Winter 2000).
Project Topic: Extracting and Using Full Transaction Data from Cheques.

Co-Supervisor for: S. Kasapinovic & A. Ponnuthurai, 3rd year student project, Systems Design Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo (2002).
Project Topic: Digital Image Authentication.

Co-Supervisor for T. Lee, 3rd year student project, Systems Design Engineering Dept., University of Waterloo (1996).
Project Topic: Artificial Neural Networks for Numeral Recognition.