Our school brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines—engineering and science, business, information systems, health, social sciences and the humanities—to study the issues critical to success in the new digital economy.
Professor Turetken joined TRSITM in 2006. Prior to that, he served on the faculty of Temple University Fox School of Business and Management for 6 years. Dr. Turetken`s scholarly interests are mainly in applied (text) analytics especially in the context of individual decision making. His research on the organization and presentation of information as they relate to decision outcomes has been published in international journals and conferences, and has been funded by NSERC and SSHRC among other agencies. Ozgur is also a recipient of Ryerson SRC award in 2010. He is active in various research communities as an editor, special interest group officer, program committee member, and track chair. He has developed and taught many undergraduate and graduate courses, mostly in evidence based management and supervised several theses. Ozgur also served in many committees at the departmental, faculty, and university levels at Ryerson. His service contributions have been recognized by the 2010 TRSM Service Award. Professor Ozgur teaches the BTM courses ITM 102, ITM 107, ITM 410, and ITM 501.
Dr. Shirazi is a Senior Researcher at Institute for Innovation and Technology Management at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He is currently an Associate Director and an Associate Professor of the Ted Rogers school of Information Technology Management. Dr. Shirazi's research focuses mainly on the impact of ICTs on the social and economic development. His main research interests are IT-enabled sustainability and development, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, E-government strategies, Green IS management as well as the ethical and security perspectives associated with the introduction and use of ICTs. Professor Shirazi will be teaching courses such as ITM 301, ITM 315, ITM 600, ITM 601, ITM 700, ITM 735, ITM 706, ITM 733, and ITM 820.
Professor Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan joined the School of Information Technology Management of Ryerson University in 2016. Her research focus has been on Information Systems Security, Cryptography, and Combinatorics. Prior to joining Ryerson University, Dr. Mashatan was a Senior Information Security Consultant and Solutions Architect at CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce), 2012-2016, with a focus on cryptography and enterprise architecture where she led numerous solution design, implementation, and validation of strategic projects - many of which were NDA initiatives. Working with business technology partners, she also led the evaluation of newly proposed and existing security systems and provided subject matter expertise to the threat and risk management and enterprise gating partners. Professor Atefeh teaches ITM 706 and ITM 820 as well as many other computer science and math courses.
Professor Guergachi first earned his Bachelor of Engineering from Ecole Superiéure d'Ingeniéurs de Marseille in France. Next he moved on to earn his Bachelor of Science from Université de Provence before finally completing his Ph.D. at the Univeristy of Ottawa. Professor Guergachi teaches many BTM courses such as ITM 107, ITM 200, ITM 430, and ITM 501.
Professor Shah has earned his Bachelor of Engineering from MS University of Baroda in India as well as his M.B.A from Minnesota State University. Professor Shah teaches ITM 102, ITM 350, ITM 505, ITM 700, ITM 750, and ITM 800.
Professor Bahli is a full professor with an international academic experience in Canada, Austria and France. He has held several management positions among others Associate Dean for Strategic Planning, Associate Dean for Research and Accreditations, Chair of several academic departments. Professor Bahli’s research expertise and interests are around the strategic management of information technology. Professor Bahli believes that academics should disseminate their published academic research to their students, managers and the wide public. He has published in several international academic journals including Information and Management, OMEGA, the international journal of Management Science, Journal of Information Technology, Decision Support Systems, as well as professional journals. He has been cited and interviewed by several media outlets in Canada, Austria, France, etc. His teaching philosophy is rooted in inquiry and experiential based learning. Look for professor Bahli in your BTM courses such as ITM 305, ITM 90A/B, and many more.
Dr. Middleton holds a Canada Research Chair in Communication Technologies in the Information Society and was named to the inaugural cohort of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2014. Her research focuses on the development and use of new communication technologies, with specific interests in mobile devices and fixed and wireless broadband networks. She is also interested in how Canadians use (or don't use) the internet in their daily lives. Dr. Middleton's research has been funded by SSHRC, Infrastructure Canada, Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, Statistics Canada and Ryerson University. Her research projects have investigated the use of ubiquitous communication technologies (like Blackberries) in organizations, the development of next generation broadband networks (including Australia's National Broadband Network), competition in the Canadian broadband market, and Canadians' internet use. She was the Principal Investigator for the Community Wireless Infrastructure Research Project and is the Co-Investigator on the Canadian Spectrum Policy Research Project. She is a member of the Ageing + Communication + Technologies research team. Look for professor Middleton in ITM 102, ITM 315, ITM 700, ITM 800, and ITM 805.
Dr. Fels has a Ph.D in Human Factors from Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is currently employed as a professor in the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, and the Director of the Inclusive Media and Design Centre at Ryerson University. Her research interests involve inclusive design, access to media and technology for people with disabilities and older adults, inclusive video game design and inclusive business.Current research projects include: 1) emotive captioning and music visualization including software application, EnACT for adding animation to text; 2) audio description including software tool, LiveDescribe and LiveDescribe Web; 3) TerpTube - co-creator for creating online sign language web pages and for sign language interpreter training support tool; and 4) sensory substitution techniques for access to sound and visual information including creation of a vibrotactile system called the Emoti-chair and a vibrotactile music facility, the VibroFusionLab. She is also a professional engineer. Professor Fels teaches ITM 100, ITM 445, ITM 530, and ITM 700.
Professor Prescod has earned many degrees throught his career including his Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson, a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University, an Education Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University, and a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University. Look for professor Prescod in ITM 102, ITM 301, ITM 350, ITM 600, an ITM 820.
Professor Tam has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Engineering, and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Professor Tam teaches ITM 207, ITM 305, ITM 700, ITM 750, and ITM 800.
Professor Lee has been working in the technical area of ITM since 1988 and helped to create the ITM networking lab in Kerr Hall in 1989. He has been teaching courses in web design, computer graphics, programming and information systems.His interest has always been on the technical side of business information systems, which led him to his latest field of interest is DPS (Digital Publishing Suite); tablets, smartphones and other hand held devices are the future in user electronics.Prior to joining Ryerson, he worked for Imperial Oil Limited and Aetna Insurance Company both in IT Systems. Professor Lee teaches the BTM courses ITM 100, ITM 102, ITM 207, ITM 405, and ITM 525.
Since she joined TRSITM in 2004, Professor Dong has been actively engaged in teaching, research, and services for the Ryerson community. She has developed and taught courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, been awarded internal and external funding (SSHRC), and served at various committees including school curriculum committee (school), awards committee (faculty), and RFA executive committee. She has supervised more than 10 MBAs. Currently she is chairing the Professional Affairs Committee, and acts as the faculty advisor for the student groups including ITMSA and WITM. Due to her diligent and committed effort, she was awarded Merit Achievement awards and Dean’s Services Awards. She also won Best Paper Award (AMCIS 2000), Meritorious Award (ISECON 2006), and highly recommended for Awards for Excellence (Emerald 2009) for her publications. Professor Dong is also the faculty advisor for both ITMSA and WITM. Professor Dong teaches ITM 100, ITM 305, ITM 430, ITM 730, ITM 700, ITM 800, and ITM 90A/B.
Dr. Plaza is an Associate Professor of Information Technology Management at Ryerson University. She joined Ryerson University at 2005 after a 20 year professional career during which she worked in private and public sectors. She has solid background in manufacturing, cost accounting and technology and received the professional designations in: engineering - P.Eng (1996), project management - PMP (2004) and accounting - CIA (2005). Dr. Plaza implemented, integrated and customized software packages (BAAN, SAP), worked on process reengineering and software development projects, provided consulting in manufacturing technologies, machining, tool design and Supply Chain Systems. She also designed and managed development of several extensions to BAAN package, improving inventory management, production, cost accounting and financial reporting. Professor Plaza will be teaching ITM 410, ITM 696, ITM 107, and ITM 595.
Nurul Huda is an Assistant Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management. He received a Doctorate degree in Informatics from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan. Prior to joining Ryerson University in 2014, Dr. Nurul worked at Humber College and York University. He teaches a variety of topics in Information Technology including Information Systems Security and Privacy, Network Administration, IT Infrastructure, Data Communications Network Design, Programming Fundamentals, System Analysis and Design and Database Design. During the 2014-2015 academic years, he contributed significantly in the development of the Business Technology Management curriculum.Dr. Nurul's research interests include privacy enhancing technologies, privacy issues in big data, privacy preserving utilization of web access logs, patient privacy in health data management, routing protocols and architectures for mobile ad hoc networks and delay-tolerant networks.
In addition to being a professor at Ryerson University, Ray Moss is also the BTM Co-op Faculty Advisor. He teaches BTM courses such as ITM 102 and ITM 500.
Professor Hudyma has earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Toronto. He currently teaches the courses ITM 100, ITM 102, ITM 600, ITM 820, QMS 102, and QMS 202.
Dr Ron Babin is an Associate Professor in the Ted Rogers School of IT Management. He joined Ryerson University in 2006 after a 30 year professional career in IT and Management Consulting. Prior to joining Ryerson, Dr Babin was a strategy consultant at Accenture and at KPMG. His research is focused on global outsourcing of IT and business processes. He examines the social and environmental impacts of global IT outsourcing and has published several books, journal articles and conference papers on this topic. His research on this topic began with his doctoral studies and thesis at the University of Manchester. At Ryerson professor Babin teaches ITM 100, ITM 102, ITM 350, ITM 601, ITM 700, and ITM 724.
SAMEH AL NATOUR
Sameh Al Natour previously taught at the University of British Columbia and the American University of Sharjah, and worked for a number of high-tech companies in Canada. His teaching and research interests include the design and evaluation of human-computer interfaces, e-commerce, the adoption of information systems, and system analysis and design. His research has been published in top journals and premier conferences. He has received a number of research and teaching awards and nominations, and continues to serve as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and conferences.
Sameh Al Natour
Dr. Derbal is an Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management. He received a Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Queen's University. Prior to joining Ryerson University in 2003, Dr. Derbal worked in robotics & automation, telecommunications, and software & computing industries. He teaches a variety of topics in information technology, including computer-enabled problem solving, system analysis and design, computer programming, and database design. Dr. Derbal served on the Ryerson University Senate and chaired many school committees, including the Departmental Hiring Committee, the Departmental Evaluation Committee, and the School Curriculum Committee. During the academic years starting from 2009 to 2014, he led the development and deployment of the new Business Technology Management curriculum. He has also served as the ITM School Director during the 2013/2014 academic year. Dr. Derbal focuses his research on the development of scientific, technological and business capacities to deal with the challenges of human living and the environment. Among the objectives of his research is the development of system modeling and simulation frameworks capable of integrating multiple views of knowledge about the structure, processes, and mechanisms of complex adaptive systems. Dr. Derbal is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).