Dr Eila Erfani
Senior Lecturer

Dr Eila Erfani

  • PhD, Information Systems, Macquarie University
  • Master of Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering
Business School
SMT Strategic Pot

Eila is a Senior lecturer at the School of Information Systems and Technology Management (SISTM) of UNSW Business School. She graduated with a PhD in Information Systems from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Eila pursues research and teaching on digital transformation, data and business analytics, and digital ethics. She is fascinated by the socio-technical impacts of digital technologies and data-based services on individuals, society and the environment.

She has diverse experience in academic leadership and education, most recently as Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School (Teaching and Learning) at the School of Information Systems and Modelling, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). She contributed to the design and delivery of undergraduate, and postgraduate programs online short courses, micro-credentials, and Graduate Certificates. She is the winner of the teaching excellence award. She was a senior manager with national and international organizations, including as an ICT Project Manager with the Iranian Ministry of Water and Electricity and Associate CEO of Women in Engineering.

Eila has considerable expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has acted as an investigator in research grants, author of peer-reviewed journal articles and supervisor of HDR students. Her research has been published in high-quality journals such as the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology and has been communicated in the leading international conferences in Information Systems (including ECIS) media (e.g., 2SER Radio) and via participation in a podcast as an IS expert (Today’s technology is transforming tomorrow – Think: Digital Futures).

 

Location
Rm 2073, Level 2, West Wing, Quadrangle Building E15
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Taghikhah F; Erfani E; Bakhshayeshi I; Tayari S; Karatopouzis A; Hanna B, 2022, 'Chapter 5 Artificial intelligence and sustainability solutions to social and environmental challenges', in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Environmental Sensing, Elsevier, pp. 93 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-323-90508-4.00006-x
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Erfani DE, 2021, 'Achieving the Triple Bottom Line Through Big Data Analytics', in Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Cetindamar D; Shdifat B; Erfani E, 2022, 'Understanding Big Data Analytics Capability and Sustainable Supply Chains', Information Systems Management, vol. 39, pp. 19 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10580530.2021.1900464
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mokarian P; Bakhshayeshi I; Taghikhah F; Boroumand Y; Erfani E; Razmjou A, 2022, 'The advanced design of bioleaching process for metal recovery: A machine learning approach', Separation and Purification Technology, vol. 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seppur.2022.120919
    Journal articles | 2021
    Alqahtani MSA; Erfani E, 2021, 'Exploring the relationship between technology adoption and cyber security compliance: A quantitative study of UTAUT2 model', International Journal of Electronic Government Research, vol. 17, pp. 40 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/IJEGR.2021100103
    Journal articles | 2021
    Boroon L; Abedin B; Erfani E, 2021, 'The Dark Side of Using Online Social Networks: A Review of Individuals Negative Experiences', Journal of Global Information Management, vol. 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/JGIM.20211101.oa34
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chai M; Moradi S; Erfani E; Asadnia M; Chen V; Razmjou A, 2021, 'Application of Machine Learning Algorithms to Estimate Enzyme Loading, Immobilization Yield, Activity Retention, and Reusability of Enzyme-Metal-Organic Framework Biocatalysts', Chemistry of Materials, vol. 33, pp. 8666 - 8676, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c02476
    Journal articles | 2020
    Abedin B; Milne D; Erfani E, 2020, 'Attraction, selection, and attrition in online health communities: Initial conversations and their association with subsequent activity levels', International Journal of Medical Informatics, vol. 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104216
    Journal articles | 2018
    Erfani SS; Abedin B, 2018, 'Impacts of the use of social network sites on users' psychological well-being: A systematic review', Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 69, pp. 900 - 912, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.24015
    Journal articles | 2017
    Erfani SS; Abedin B; Blount Y, 2017, 'The effect of social network site use on the psychological well-being of cancer patients', Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, vol. 68, pp. 1308 - 1322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23702
    Journal articles | 2016
    Blount Y; Abedin B; Vatanasakdakul S; Erfani S, 2016, 'Integrating enterprise resource planning (SAP) in the accounting curriculum: a systematic literature review and case study', Accounting Education, vol. 25, pp. 185 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2016.1138136
    Journal articles | 2016
    Erfani SS; Blount Y; Abedin B, 2016, 'The influence of health-specific social network site use on the psychological well-being of cancer-affected people.', J Am Med Inform Assoc, vol. 23, pp. 467 - 476, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocv170
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Alqahtani A; Hawryszkiewycz I; Erfani E, 2021, 'Capturing community needs through an open innovation process', in Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM, pp. 29 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.34190/EKM.21.186
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Erfani DE, 2021, 'Impact of Technical Controls, Accountability, and Monitoring on the Job Performance of Employees: Assessing the Mediating Role of Stress.', Sydney, presented at Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Sydney, 06 December 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Hanna ASH; Erfani E; Boroon L, 2021, 'Social network sites use and psychological distress: A systematic review', in Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 2988 - 2994
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Alqahtani A; Hawryszkiewycz I; Erfani E, 2020, 'Analysing Citizens' Inputs in Public Online Open Innovation Platforms', in 26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Cetindamar D; Shdifat B; Erfani S, 2020, 'Assessing Big Data Analytics Capability and Sustainability in Supply Chains', in Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, presented at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.24251/hicss.2020.026
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Erfani DE, 2020, 'A culturally and language appropriate smartphone-based support intervention for enhancing the psychological well-being of Indigenous Australian people with cancer', Morocco, presented at ECIS 2020, Morocco, 15 June 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Erfani E; Helmy Hanna AS, 2020, 'Wellness management of seniors: Mobile health (mHealth) solutions', in 26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Erfani DE, 2019, 'Literature Review on Big Data Analytics Capabilities', Portland, presented at International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, 25 August 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Erfani E; Abedin B; Borron L, 2019, 'Addiction to Social Network Site Use: An Information Technology Identity Perspective', Perth, presented at ACIS, Perth, 09 December 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Erfani DE, 2018, 'Impacts of Dark Side of Online Social Networks (OSNs) on Users: an Agenda for Future Research', Japan, presented at PACIS, Japan, 26 June 2018
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Abedin B; Erfani S; Blount Y, 2017, 'Social media adoption framework for aged care service providers in Australia', in 2017 International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems (ICRIIS), IEEE, presented at 2017 5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems (ICRIIS), 16 July 2017 - 17 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/icriis.2017.8002485
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Erfani DE, 2016, 'SOCIAL SUPPORT, SOCIAL BELONGINGNESS, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL- BEING: EVIDENCE FOR VALUES OF ONLINE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP', Taiwan, presented at PACIS, Taiwan, 27 June 2016
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Erfani SS; Abedin B; Daneshgar F, 2013, 'A qualitative evaluation of communication in Ovarian Cancer Facebook communities', in International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2013, International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2013), Toronto, Canada, pp. 270 - 272, presented at International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2013), Toronto, Canada, 24 June 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Erfani SS; Abedin B; Daneshgar F, 2013, 'Investigating the impact of facebook use on cancer survivors' psychological well-being', in Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013), Association for Information Systems, Chicago, Illinois, USA, presented at the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 15 August 2013 - 17 August 2013, http://aisel.aisnet.org/

Investigator in Funded Research 

  • Categorizing and prioritizing content in the Sane Australia peer support forums, Sane Australia 2020-$57,679
  • Developing a Novel Coding Scheme for Content and Thematic Analysis of Cancer Council Online Community, Cancer Council NSW  2019-$22,727
  •  Culturally and language-appropriate smartphone health application for improving the psychological wellbeing of Indigenous cancer affected people, UTS BlueSky scheme.2018 and 2019- $23.000
  • Harnessing the Power of Social Platforms for Caring for Older People: A Social Media Strategy Plan for the Whiddon Group, Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of New South Wales 2017-$10,000
  • Harnessing the power of Design thinking for authentic assessments in information systems UTS- BlueSky scheme.2018-$5000
  • Exploring the implications of web-based support interventions use for promoting wellbeing UTS- BlueSky scheme 2017, $8000

Teaching and Learning- 2016

My Research Supervision

HDR supervision

Primary supervisor:

  • Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking for Open Innovation- (PhD-Completed)
  • Developing a conceptual framework for enhancing information security compliance behaviour-(PhD-Completed)
  • Harnessing the Power of AI in Investigating the Trend of Lithium-ion Batteries Related Stock Market to Support the Sustainable Clean Energy Future (PhD-Currently supervising)

Co-supervisor:

  •  Role of big data analytic capabilities on sustainable supply chain performance (PhD-Completed)
  • Context-aware unified health knowledge services: an information systems architecture to improve clinicians’ research for evidence-based practice (PhD Completed)
  •  Indigenous cancer support services and innovation (PhD-Currently supervising)
  • Development of an Artificial intelligence system for livestock transport (MRS-Completed)