Dr Yenni   Tim
Senior Lecturer

Dr Yenni Tim

PhD Information Systems, UNSW Sydney | Master of Science, National University of Singapore

Business School
Sch of Info and Tech

Dr. Yenni Tim is a practice-driven researcher specialising in Digital Resilience – the capacity of individuals, organisations and society to make effective use of digital technology to prevent, anticipate, absorb and adapt to major challenges, and to continuously evolve and transform in a productive and sustainable manner.

In her research, Yenni works with colleagues from various disciplines, industry practitioners and communities around the world to understand and build digital resilience to major technological, organisational and societal disruptions. Using qualitative and action design methodologies, Yenni’s research dives deep into the various facets of Digital Resilience – including the design and use of technology for pandemic and disaster response, the building of cyber resilience amidst persistent security threats, the development of data-inspired models and strategies for enterprise resilience, and the digital leapfrogging of resilient communities from poverty and exclusion to agency and empowerment.

Yenni’s research has been published in various A* journals (in the ABDC Journal Quality list), including Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Operational Research, Information & Management, among others. Yenni also presents her research in leading academic and practitioner conferences, locally and internationally. Her research performance has been recognised through the Best Practice-oriented Paper Award from the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017), and a Staff Excellence Award on Research Achievement by UNSW Business School (2018). Yenni is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Information Systems Journal, and the Managing Editor of Submissions for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

In the education space, Yenni is a multi-award winning educator who is committed to work with students to develop digital and resilient skill sets that are needed for this rapidly changing environment. She pioneered the Sandbox for Education model and founded the Sandbox Education Program (https://unsw.to/edusandbox) at UNSW Business School to bring together educators and industry practitioners to co-create authentic curricula that expose students to the latest business and technological challenges in the industry. The impact of her teaching innovation in cultivating adaptive, resilient and future-proofed graduates has been recognised by the national ICT Educator of the Year award from the Australian Computer Society (ACS) in 2019, The Heinz Harant Award for Teaching Innovation from UNSW in 2020, and the John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation from UNSW Business School in 2019.

Location
2085, Level 2, Quadrangle Building E15

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Cui L; Sheng Z, 2021, 'Digital resilience: How rural communities leapfrogged into sustainable development', Information Systems Journal, vol. 31, pp. 323 - 345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12312
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Hallikainen P; Pan S; Tamm T, 2020, 'Actualizing business analytics for organizational transformation: A case study of Rovio Entertainment', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 281, pp. 642 - 655, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2018.11.074
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Ouyang T; Zeng D, 2020, 'Back to the future: Actualizing technology affordances to transform Emperor Qin's terracotta warriors Museum', Information and Management, vol. 57, pp. 103271 - 103271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2020.103271
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Zeng D; Tim Y; Yu J; Liu W, 2020, 'Actualizing big data analytics for smart cities: A cascading affordance study', International Journal of Information Management, vol. 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2020.102156
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Bahri S; Fauzi A, 2018, 'Digitally enabled affordances for community-driven environmental movement in rural Malaysia', Information Systems Journal, vol. 28, pp. 48 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12140
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Bahri S; Fauzi A, 2017, 'Digitally enabled crime-fighting communities: Harnessing the boundary spanning competence of social media for civic engagement', Information and Management, vol. 54, pp. 177 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2016.05.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Ractham P; Kaewkitipong L, 2017, 'Digitally enabled disaster response: the emergence of social media as boundary objects in a flooding disaster', Information Systems Journal, vol. 27, pp. 197 - 232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12114
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Dias M; Pan S; Tim Y; Land L, 2020, 'Digital imprinting: The role of history in digital strategising at a predigital organisation', in Proceedings of the 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020, Dubai, UAE, presented at 24th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems (IS) for the Future, PACIS 2020, Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2020 - 24 June 2020, https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2020/67/
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Dias M; Pan S; Tim Y, 2019, 'Knowledge Embodiment of Human and Machine Interactions: Robotic Process Automation at the Finland Government', in Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2019), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden, pp. 11 - 11, presented at The 27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019), Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden, 08 June 2019 - 14 June 2019, https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2019_rip/18/
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Ouyang T, 2018, 'Museum in the Age of Digital Transformation', in Proceedings of the 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Yokohama, Japan, presented at The 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018), Yokohama, Japan, 26 June 2018 - 28 June 2018, https://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2018/102/
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Cui L, 2018, 'Alibaba’s Digital Enablement Strategies in Rural China', in ICIS 2017: Transforming Society with Digital Innovation
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Cui L, 2017, 'Alibaba’s Digital Enablement Strategies in Rural China', in Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS2017), Association for Information Systems, Seoul, South Korea, presented at The 38th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS2017), Seoul, South Korea, 10 December 2017 - 13 December 2017, http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2017/PracticeOriented/Presentations/6/
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Wang J; Tim Y; Wong WF; Ong ZL; Sun Z; Li HH, 2014, 'A coherent hybrid SRAM and STT-RAM L1 cache architecture for shared memory multicores', in Proceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC, pp. 610 - 615, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASPDAC.2014.6742958
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Pan SL; Bahri S; Khan AFA, 2014, 'Social Media as Boundary Objects: A Case of Digitalized Civic Engagement in Malaysia', in Proceeding of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, presented at The 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2014), Auckland, New Zealand, 08 December 2014 - 10 December 2014, http://hdl.handle.net/10292/8105
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Wang J; Tim Y; Wong WF; Li HH, 2013, 'A practical low-power memristor-based analog neural branch predictor', in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, pp. 175 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISLPED.2013.6629290
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Yenni Tim
    Tim Y; Yang L; Pan SL; Kaewkitipong L; Ractham P, 2013, 'The emergence of social media as boundary objects in crisis response: A collective action perspective', in International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design, pp. 3882 - 3893

Awards

  • The Heinz Harant Award for Teaching Innovation by UNSW (2020)
  • Dean’s Research Fellow – by UNSW Business School (2020 to 2022)
  • National Award of ICT Educator of the Year – by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) (2019)
  • Best Poster Award at 2019 Learning and Teaching Forum – by UNSW Office of the PVC Education (2019)
  • John Prescott Award for Outstanding Teaching Innovation – by UNSW Business School (2019)
  • Staff Excellence Award for Research Achievement – by the UNSW Business School (2018)
  • The Professor M Weinstock Memorial Prize Most Innovative Completed PhD – by UNSW Business School (2018)
  • Best Practice-oriented Paper Award – by the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS) (2017)

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