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The latest news from the PhD department including student, faculty and alumni updates.

Congratulations Fariba on her acceptance to ICIS 2018 Doctoral Consortium

Please join me in congratulating Fariba Nosrati, Information Systems student supervised by Dr. Detlor, on her acceptance to the ICIS 2018 Doctoral Consortium to be held in Pacific Grove, CA this December. The consortium runs in conjunction with the prestigious International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) annual conference.   Back in the Spring, the IS … Continue reading Congratulations Fariba on her acceptance to ICIS 2018 Doctoral Consortium

Posted on August 30, 2018
Posted on August 2, 2018

Sepideh Ebrahimi Successfully Defended Dissertation

We are pleased to formally acknowledge Sepideh Ebrahimi’s successful defence of her dissertation titled “Demographic Transparency to Combat Discriminatory Data Analytics Recommendations”. Sepideh was supervised by Khaled Hassanein and her supervisory committee members include Milena Head and Yufei Yuan. Sepideh came to our PhD program with a M.Sc from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a B.Sc from … Continue reading Sepideh Ebrahimi Successfully Defended Dissertation

Posted on August 2, 2018

Ali Vaezi Successfully Defends Thesis Proposal

We are happy to announce that PhD Ali Vaezi has successfully defended his thesis proposal titled “Risk Mitigation and Management Strategies for Routing Hazardous Materials over Railroad Network in Canada”.  Please join us in congratulating Ali for reaching this important milestone. Ali is a PhD student in the Management Science field.  Thanks go to his supervisor Manish Verma , and his supervisory … Continue reading Ali Vaezi Successfully Defends Thesis Proposal

Posted on June 29, 2018

Jie Chu Successfully Defended Thesis Proposal

We are happy to announce that PhD Jie Chu has successfully defended his thesis proposal titled “Robust Inventory Management under Supply and Demand Uncertainties”.  Please join us in congratulating Jie for reaching this important milestone. Jie is a PhD student in the Management Science field.  Thanks go to his supervisor Kai Huang , and his supervisory committee members, Elkafi … Continue reading Jie Chu Successfully Defended Thesis Proposal

Posted on June 29, 2018

Azam Shamsi Successfully Defended Dissertation

We are pleased to formally acknowledge Azam Shamsi’s successful defence of her dissertation titled “Three Essays on Modeling Asset Returns: A Nonparametric Approach”. Azam was supervised by John Maheu and her supervisory committee members were Ronald Balvers and Jeffery Racine. Azam joined our PhD Program after completing Sharif University of Technology’s Master of Science, Social-Economic Systems. She earned … Continue reading Azam Shamsi Successfully Defended Dissertation

Posted on June 25, 2018
Posted on March 28, 2018

Congratulations! Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences from Summer and Fall 2017

We would like to acknowledge the following students who successfully defended their thesis proposals or their thesis in the end of the summer and the fall of 2017. Thesis Defences Name Field Title Supervisor Hao Luo Finance Three Essays on Asset Pricing Ronald Balvers Jennifer Miele Finance Three Essays in Behavioral and Corporate Finance Richard … Continue reading Congratulations! Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences from Summer and Fall 2017

Posted on October 17, 2017

Elly (Zhaocheng) Zeng Successfully Defended Dissertation

We are pleased to formally acknowledge Elly (Zhaocheng) Zeng‘s successful defence of her dissertation titled “A Systematic Analysis of Entrepreneurial Learning: Practice and Effects”. Elly was supervised by Benson Honig and her supervisory committee members were Vishwanath Baba and Willi Wiesner. Elly joined our PhD Program after completing McMaster’s Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation. … Continue reading Elly (Zhaocheng) Zeng Successfully Defended Dissertation

Posted on February 10, 2017

Congratulations! Recent Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences

We would like to acknowledge the following students who successfully defended their thesis proposals or their thesis in the end of the summer and the fall of 2016. Thesis Defences Name Field Title Supervisor Mike Dohan Information Systems The Importance of Healthcare Informatics Competencies (HICs) for Service Innovation in Paramedicine: A Mixed-Methods Investigation Joseph Tan … Continue reading Congratulations! Recent Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences

Posted on February 8, 2017
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