Researcher biography

Morteza Namvar is Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Analytics at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia. Completing an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, Morteza added a master's degree in information technology (IT) in Iran. After two years' of work in this field, he moved to Australia in 2012 to continue his research in Information Systems. He completed a PhD that investigates how business intelligence and big data help organisational leaders make sense of the business environment in 2016 at Deakin University. Before finishing the PhD study, Morteza started his position as a Lecturer in the School of Information Systems and Business Analytics at Deakin University. Morteza then joined the School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong, where he started several research projects in Blockchain technologies. Morteza started his lecture position in at the University of Queensland (UQ) on Jan 2019.

His research interests are in the areas of social media analytics and Blockchain technologies. In his recent projects, he has applied text analytics to discover fake online reviews. His articles have been published in several journals (e.g., CAIS, JAIS, MD) and peer-reviewed conference proceedings (ICIS, HICSS).

He has served as Associate Editor at ACIS, PACIS, as track chair at ACIS, and as a reviewer for various international journals (e.g., I&M and ACIS) and conferences (e.g., ICIS, ACIS, HICSS).

Morteza has also presented the practical contribution of his research to various industries. In 2018, he collaborated with a team in UNSW in research entitled "Social Listening in Healthcare: A DIGITAL SANDBOX". In the "Leadership and Management Quarter", which was held at Sydney, he presented his analysis of health-related tweets using big data and text analytics to senior health executives from Local Health Districts, the Ministry of Health, pillar organizations, and other health organizations.