Postdoctoral Researchers

 

Current postdoctoral researchers

 

Chang Lu (Aug 2018 – May 2021)
Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organization at the Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta
Theoretically, he focuses on the processes by which actors instigate change in highly institutionalized contexts. His research currently examines the adoption of Blockchain technology in the healthcare sector, by which he aims to conceptualize the relationship between culture and power at both the organizational and field-level throughout the adoption of new practices.

 

Abdelrahim Mohamed (October 2019 – August 2021)
Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
His main areas of research interest include radio access networks with control/data plane separation, energy efficiency, mobility management, and cognitive radio.

 

El Moatez Nagoudi (December 2019 – October 2021) | Website
Ph.D. in Computing, Amar Telidji University of Laghouat, Algeria, in collaboration with Grenoble Informatics Laboratory, France.
His current research focuses on machine learning and deep learning, and their applications in Natural Language Processing. Before UBC, Moatez was an Assistant Professor at CHL University, Algeria. He was also a Member of the Computer Science and Mathematics Laboratory (LIM), Algeria.

 


Past researchers

 

Rob Bittner (Aug 2018 – Jul 2020)
MA in Children’s Literature (University of British Columbia), PhD (Simon Fraser University) | Website
Research interests: representation of transgender and queer teens in young adult literature; information seeking behaviour.

 

Chris Rowell (August 2018 – July 2020)
Working part-time with Blockchain@UBC Research Cluster, and part time with Sauder School of Business (in collaboration with the Institute of Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems, Faculty of Applied Science)

 

Kathy Brennan (July-Dec 2018)
MLS (The Catholic University of America), MBA (John Hopkins), PhD (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill) | Website
Research interests: information searching behaviour; human information interaction; financial knowledge

 

Ben Steichen (July 2014-June 2015)
BSc (University of East Anglia.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Trinity College Dublin) | Website
Research Interests: interactive information retrieval; user modeling; information visualization; human-computer interaction; data mining

 

Zohreh Dehghani Champiri (2015)
MIS (University of Isfahan), Ph.D. (University of Malaya) | Profile
Research Interests: human-computer interaction; social computing; information system analysis and design

 

Rafa Absar (2014)
MS Computer Science, Ph.D. (McGill) | Profile
Research Interests: multimodal interaction; visual interfaces; information systems; learning analytics

 

Michael Huggett (2010-2011) | Research profile
Research Interests: machine learning; data mining; natural language processing; information retrieval