Dr Eila Erfani

Dr Eila Erfani

Senior Lecturer

PhD, Information Systems, Macquarie University

Master of Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering

Business School
School of Information Systems and Technology Management

Dr. Eila Erfani is a Senior Lecturer and lead of Cybersecurity Management major and Business Analytics at the School of Information Systems and Technology Management (SISTM) within the UNSW Business School. She earned her PhD in Information Systems from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Eila's research and teaching endeavors are aimed at bridging the gap between the ethical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its practical applications in various sectors, with a strong emphasis on promoting the ethical and secure use of digital technologies to improve sustainability and societal well-being, particularly in the area of digital health.

Her teaching philosophy is both holistic and student-centered, designed to enhance the learning experience and advance education by fostering the well-being of both students and the teaching team. This method focuses on developing academic skills, competence, autonomy, and fostering meaningful relationships and a sense of belonging within the educational community.

Eila brings a wealth of leadership experience from the academic and industry sectors. Her previous roles include Senior Systems Analyst, Data Scientist, Information Systems Project Manager, Deputy Head of School, and undergraduate and postgraduate program coordinator. Internationally, she has held significant managerial positions, such as ICT Project Manager with the Iranian Ministry of Water and Electricity and Associate CEO of Women in Engineering.

As an engaged member of both the academic and professional communities, Eila contributes to research grants, publishes in peer-reviewed journals, mentors Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, chairs Information Systems (IS) conference tracks, participates in industry events and media discussions, and holds editorial roles. Her dedication to the field of Information Systems has earned her numerous awards, including recognition for excellence in teaching and learning, and the best track organization at IS conferences. Her dedication to the field of Information Systems has earned her numerous recognitions, including an award for excellence in teaching and learning, and the best track organization at IS conferences.

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 | 2024
    Jalalifar S; Belford A; Erfani E; Razmjou A; Abbassi R; Mohseni-Dargah M; Asadnia M, 2024, 'Enhancing Water Safety: Exploring Recent Technological Approaches for Drowning Detection', Sensors, 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s24020331
    Journal articles | 2024
    Kianrad A; Arani MN; Hasani K; Zargar M; Erfani E; Razmjou A, 2024, 'Investigating the impact of company announcements on stock prices: an application of machine learning on Australian lithium market', Mineral Economics, 37, pp. 163 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13563-024-00428-z
    Journal articles | 2023
    Alqahtani A; Hawryszkiewycz I; Erfani E, 2023, 'Relationship Between Knowledge Creation and Open Innovation Applied Through Public Open Innovation Platforms', Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 21, pp. 73 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.34190/ejkm.21.1.3086
    Journal articles | 2023
    Bakhshayeshi I; Erfani E; Taghikhah FR; Elbourn S; Beheshti A; Asadnia M, 2023, 'An Intelligence Cattle Reidentification System over Transport by Siamese Neural Networks and YOLO', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 11, pp. 2351 - 2363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2023.3294944
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cetindamar D; Shdifat B; Erfani E, 2022, 'Understanding Big Data Analytics Capability and Sustainable Supply Chains', Information Systems Management, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2020.104216
    Journal articles | 2018
    Erfani SS; Abedin B; Erfani E, 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, 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, 68, pp. 1308 - 1322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23702
    Journal articles | 2016
    Blount Y; Abedin B; Vatanasakdakul S; Erfani S; Erfani E, 2016, 'Integrating enterprise resource planning (SAP) in the accounting curriculum: a systematic literature review and case study', Accounting Education, 25, pp. 185 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2016.1138136
    Journal articles | 2016
    Erfani SS; Blount Y; Abedin B; Erfani E, 2016, 'The influence of health-specific social network site use on the psychological well-being of cancer-affected people', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 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
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Erfani SS; Abedin B; Daneshgar F, 2013, 'A qualitative evaluation of communication in Ovarian Cancer Facebook communities', 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: 

"Applying Cutting-Edge Technologies for Advancing Education and Improving Students' Learning Experience and Wellbeing" - UNSW (2023-2024), $19,000

"Co-designing with Consumers, Carers, and Other Stakeholders a Self-Management Plan for Breathlessness Crises from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease" - MRFF (2023–2025), $397,111

“Utilizing AI and Sensing for Distress Detection in Swimmers" - Smile Like Drake Foundation (2022), $350,000

"Education and Research: Developing and Utilizing AI and Sensory Systems for Enhancing Livestock Transportation" - ITIC Systems (2021), $28,000

"Applying Machine Learning Algorithms for Categorizing and Prioritizing Content in the SANE Australia Peer Support Forums" - SANE Australia (2019-2020), $57,679

"Harnessing the Power of Data Analytics for Developing a Novel Coding Scheme for Content and Thematic Analysis of Cancer Council Online Community" - The Cancer Council NSW (2019), $22,727

"Design Thinking in Information Systems Courses" - UPT-UTS (2019), $45,000

"A Culturally and Language-Appropriate Smartphone Health Application for Improving the Psychological Wellbeing of Indigenous Australian People with Cancer" - UTS (2017-2018), $17,000

"Harnessing the Power of Social Platforms for Caring for Older People: A Social Media Strategy Plan for the Whiddon Group" - The Frank Whiddon Masonic Homes of New South Wales (2017), $10,000

"Exploring the Implications of Web-Based Support Interventions Use for Cancer-Affected People’s Health Outcomes" - UTS (2017), $9,000

"Design Thinking and User-Centric Approach: Easier Marking of Complex Designs" - UTS (2018), $5,000

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My Research Supervision


Investigating Smishing Vulnerabilities: Unraveling Factors, Mitigation Strategies, and Empowering Potential Targets (PhD - Currently Supervising)

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)

Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking for Open Innovation (PhD - Completed)

Developing a Conceptual Framework for Enhancing Information Security Compliance Behavior (PhD - Completed)

The Role of Big Data Analytic Capabilities in Sustainable Supply Chain Performance (PhD - Completed)

Context-aware Unified Health Knowledge Services: An Information Systems Architecture to Improve Clinicians’ Search for Evidence-based Practice (PhD - Completed)

Investigating Addiction to Social Media Use: Influential Factors and Mitigation Strategies (PhD - Completed)

Investigating the Dark Side of Social Media (MRS - Completed)

Development of an Artificial Intelligence System for Livestock Transport (MRS - Completed)