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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Researcher profiles

  • Accounting

    John Friedlan, PhD
    Associate Professor

    Pamela Ritchie, PhD
    Professor and Dean
    Research areas:

    • financial analytics
    • market efficiencies
    • transportation policies
  • Finance

    Amir Akbari, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • asset pricing
    • international finance
    • financial econometrics

    Bin Chang, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • corporate governance
    • corporate payout policy
    • pension

    Chinmay Jain, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • cryptocurrencies
    • financial regulations
    • high-frequency trading
    • market microstructure
    • short selling

    Karolina Krystyniak, PhD, CFA

    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • capital structure
    • empirical asset pricing
    • institutional trading
    • investor attention
    • market liquidity
    • market sentiment
    • stock market anomalies

    Kamal Smimou, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • commodity futures
    • currency options
    • portfolio management and global risk management
    • risk management and optimization in finance

    Hui Zhu, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • corporate innovation
    • corporate social responsibility
    • fixed-income securities
    • initial public offerings (IPOs)
    • international finance
  • Management

    Rajen Akalu, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • information privacy law
    • vehicular ad hoc networks
    • wireless communications policy

    Joseph Krasman, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • job satisfaction
    • motivation
    • trust
    • leadership

    Igor Kotlyar, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • simulations for evaluating soft skills
    • identification and development of high-potential employees
    • experiential learning
    • cognitions in the workplace
    • leadership
    • technology

    Serena Golchereh Sohrab, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • group and team dynamics
    • team adaptation to complex and dynamic situations
    • team information processing and decision making
    • temporal patterns of team interactions
    • diversity management

    Jeffrey Overall, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • entrepreneurship
    • strategy
    • sustainability
  • Marketing

    Ying (Annie) Jiang, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • consumer decision-making
    • consumer food consumption
    • consumer new product adoption
    • mobile marketing

    Salma Karray, PhD
    Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Research
    Research areas:

    • applications of artificial intelligence in business
    • marketing Analytics
    • marketing decision models
    • marketing mix effectiveness
    • movie marketing
    • operations research and marketing interface
    • retailing and channel management
    • supply chain management

    Terry Wu, PhD
    Professor
    Research areas:

    • global marketing
    • international trade policy
    • international business
    • marketing of higher education 
    • marketing of smart toys
    • North American Free Trade Agreement

    Nelson Amaral, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • cross-cultural consumer behaviour
    • gender identity
    • luxury counterfeits
    • marketing ethics
    • personal brand relationships
    • persuasion

    Wei-Lin Wang, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • empirical quantitative marketing
    • portfolio management
    • innovation
    • new product launch
    • purchase timing behaviour 
    • dynamic customer management
    • customer engagement
    • content marketing
  • Management Science and Quantitative Methods

    Fletcher Lu, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • cybercrime
    • data analytics
    • insurance fraud
    • mobile fitness
    • reinforcement learning

    Stephen Marsh, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • computational trust
    • human-computer interactions
    • information flow
    • information security
    • social knowledge
    • soft security
    • trust management

    Carolyn McGregor, PhD
    Professor
    Research areas:

    • Big Data analytics
    • business process modelling
    • cloud computing
    • critical care informatics
    • event stream processing
    • health informatics
    • neonatal informatics
    • resilience assessment and development
    • space medicine
    • temporal data mining

    Amir Rastpour, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • Big Data analytics
    • queueing theory
    • statistics
    • stochastic models

    Karthik Sankaranarayanan, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • agent-based computational modelling
    • behavioural operations management
    • decision sciences
    • experimental methods
    • simulation of complex social systems
    • technology management 

    Stephen Jackson, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • behavioural information security
    • digital transformation
    • electronic business
    • electronic government
    • enterprise systems implementation
    • human behaviour and information systems
    • management information systems
    • organizational culture

    Alexander Serenko, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • scientometrics
    • knowledge management
    • implicit cognitive processes
  • Networking and Information Technology

    Amirali Abari, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • computational decision making
    • computer security 
    • machine learning
    • multi-agent systems
    • network science

    Khalil El-Khatib, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • biometrics
    • cloud computing
    • feature interaction for VoIP
    • internet protocol (IP) telephony
    • smart spaces

    Patrick Hung, PhD
    Professor
    Research areas:

    • aviation services
    • cybersecurity
    • services computing
    • smart city
    • toy computing

    Shahram Heydari, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • network failure recovery
    • network infrastructure design
    • quality of service
    • software-defined networking

    Julie Thorpe, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • authentication
    • computer security
    • human factors
    • security policy
    • software security

    Miguel Vargas Martin, PhD
    Professor
    Research areas:

    • authentication
    • computer security
    • human factors
    • machine learning and data mining

    Richard W. Pazzi, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • data dissemination in wireless sensor networks
    • networked 3D virtual environments
    • vehicular and sensor networks
    • vehicular cloud computing

    Ying Zhu, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • network optimization
    • overlay networks over heterogeneous substrates
    • peer-to-peer networks

    Michael Bliemel, PhD
    Dean, Professor
    Research areas:

    • business analytics
    • business process innovation
    • data literacy
    • digital transformation
    • e-business
    • enterprise systems
    • experiential learning
    • human computer interaction
    • management information systems
  • Gaming

    Andrew Hogue, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • gaming
    • robotics
    • simulation
    • virtual reality

    Bill Kapralos, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • 3D sound
    • immersive technologies
    • multimodal interactions and perceptual-based rendering
    • perception of auditory events
    • serious gaming
    • virtual simulation

    Pejman Mirza-Babaei, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research areas:

    • games user research
    • human-computer interaction
    • user-centered design
    • video games accessibility
    • video games for health and rehabilitation

    Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • exergames
    • gaming for medical training
    • immersive virtual reality in medical procedures
    • medical simulation

    Loutfouz Zaman, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas:

    • creativity support evaluation
    • graphical user interfaces
    • information and difference visualization
    • subjunctive interfaces