Researcher biography

Yazhu Maggie Wang is a Ph.D. student in Information Systems at the UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She receives a UQ Graduate School Scholarship for academic excellence (research training tuition fee offset). She holds a degree in Bachelor of Economics (Finance) from The University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China. Before commencing her doctoral studies, she worked as a data scientist for Brisbane City Council. Her research appeared in highly ranked information systems conferences and esteemed journals, including the Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) and AIS Transactions on Replication Research (TRR). Maggie provided rich service to the community (ICIS volunteer, journal reviewer) and the university (PhD committee, international student recruitment).


Yazhu Maggie Wang’s research interests are the adoption and use, and consequences of use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, social media platforms, and educational technologies. Methodologically, she uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in her studies.

Topic 1

AI System Use in Public Sectors 
This research field focuses on the adoption and use consequences of AI in public sectors. She studies the adoption motives, and intended and unintended consequences of AI in public sectors, in particular, humanoid AI robots in public libraries.

Topic 2

Human Behaviour in Social Media 
This research field focuses on social media and particularly the challenges users experience with the technologies. She examines commenting behaviours of social media users, the nature of user comments, and users’ motivations for making different types of comments.

Topic 3

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Information Systems Development (ISD) 
This research field focuses on WIL and the creation of metacognition. In particular, she examines the influence of low-code WIL factors on metacognitive skills building during ISD projects.


Yazhu Maggie Wang has taught information systems in postgraduate programs. Her teaching focuses on two major areas – data management for organizations, and information systems analysis and design.

  • In 2018 and 2019, Maggie was a tutor in Information Systems for Management (BISM7202). She delivered advanced knowledge of organizational data management, focusing on operating, analyzing, and interpreting business data through various data analytics software.
  • Since 2019, Maggie has been participating in the design and delivery of the work-integrated learning course Business Information Systems Analysis and Design (BISM7255). She teaches students UML modeling for the analysis and design of software applications. She also facilitates the development of a real-world business application using Siemens Mendix, a low-code development platform.
  • In 2022, Maggie won 3rd place at a global Hackathon of the low-code platform Siemens Mendix. Maggie used her analytical skills and low-code expertise to lead the UQ student team to success, and delivered an app for the Singaporean not-for-profit organization New Hope Community Service.


Maggie has served as a reviewer (since 2019) for esteemed IS journals (e.g., EJIS) and conferences (e.g., ICIS, ECIS, PACIS), In 2022, She received an Outstanding Reviewer Award in the 30th ECIS.

Maggie has volunteered for highly ranked IS conferences (e.g., ICIS 2019).

Maggie is an active member of the HDR Student Committee at the UQ Business School. She organized the Doctoral Student Conference and Research Symposium in 2021 and 2022.

She also participates in international recruitment for the UQ Business School. In 2022, she was invited as a speaker at the recruitment event ‘How a UQ degree can prepare you for the world of work’.

Supervisor Team

Principal Supervisor: Dr. Sabine Matook, Associate Professor in Information Systems at the UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Associate Supervisor: Dr. Alan R. Dennis, Professor of Information Systems and the John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.