Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

Applying technologies for better business

The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics focuses on the business applications of digital technologies, artificial intelligence and data analytics. Our work helps businesses achieve competitive advantage through technology.

Our courses

Our curriculum is informed by cutting-edge research and practice. You'll enjoy hands-on experience, including industry-focused problem-solving – making it easier to transition into the workforce.

Our undergraduate courses are developed with industry, plus you’ll enjoy practical experience and networking opportunities. Or take your information systems and business analytics skills to the next level with a postgraduate degree.

Explore our courses

Research specialisations

The research areas where we are developing our research strengths include:

  • artificial Intelligence (IA) and the future of work, including cognitive automation, human-robot interaction and machine learning algorithms
  • digital innovation, transformation and disruption
  • business analytics for enhanced decision-making.

Join our PhD program

The Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics is seeking intellectually curious doctoral applicants with a strong academic track record who are interested in undertaking rigorous, theory-advancing research.

Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics staff

Our staff strive to embed our strategic employability focus in our teaching and learning, and produce innovative, high-quality research that is frequently published in leading journals.

Key contacts

Professor Rajeev Sharma, Head of Department

Dr Reza Kachouie, Director of Teaching

Dr Van-Hau Trieu, Director, HDR

Dr Kristijan Mirkovski, Director, Researcher Development

Course directors

Dr Quan Vu, Bachelor of Business Analytics

Dr Franz Strich, Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence for Business

Associate Professor Lubna Alam, Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Cyber Security

Dr Toomas Tamm, Master of Business Analytics

Dr Muller Cheung, Master of Information Systems

Academic contacts

Associate Professor Lubna Alam

Sana Ansari, Lecturer

Dr Emilia Bellucci, Senior Lecturer

Professor Hind Benbya

Dr Rachelle Bosua, Senior Lecturer

Dr Muller Cheung, Senior Lecturer

Dr Lasitha Dharmasena, Senior Lecturer

Mr Abhishek Kumar Jha, Lecturer (GIFT City)

Dr Reza Kachouie, Senior Lecturer

Arman Kaldi, Teaching Scholar

Professor Dorothy Leidner, Professorial Research Fellow

Wilson Li, Lecturer

Hao Liu, Lecturer

Dr Kristijan Mirkovski, Senior Lecturer

Dr Humza Naseer, Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor Lemai Nguyen

Dr Graeme Pye, Lecturer

Dr Scott Salzman,Senior Lecturer

Dr Dilal Saundage, Senior Lecturer

Professor Rens Scheepers

Professor Rajeev Sharma, Head of Department

Dr Franz Strich, Senior Lecturer

Dr Jakia Sultana, Lecturer

Dr Toomas Tamm, Senior Lecturer

Dr Van-Hau Trieu, Senior Lecturer

Dr Quan Vu, Senior Lecturer

Dr Franziska Wolf, Lecturer

Bingqing Xiong, Lecturer

Jia Xu, Senior Lecturer

Associate Professor William Yeoh

Professor Phillip Yetton, Honorary Professor

Research contacts


Centre for Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Business
Professor Hind Benbya, Director

Centre for Disaster Resilience and Recovery
Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Director

Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE)
Dr Karen Dunwoodie, Director

Deakin Integrated Reporting Centre
Professor Peter Carey, Research Director

IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre 
Professor George Tanewski, Director


Arts & Creative Industries Research and Engagement (ACiRE)
Professor Hilary Glow, Director

Better Consumption Lab 
Professor Josh Newton, Director

Deakin MarTech Clinic 
Associate Professor Ali Tamaddoni, Director

Deakin MarTech Clinic
Professor Andre Bonfrer, Director

Impact Finance Hub
Dr Emma Li, Director

Leadership Futures Hub
Dr Fannie Wu, Director

Women's Entrepreneurship Research Alliance
Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Director

Apply for a Masters by Research

Interested in research-level study? Gain the skills you need to get ahead in your workplace or start your research or academic career.

Journal publications

Our staff have published in many of the leading journals in the discipline, including:

  • MIS Quarterly
  • Information Systems Research
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems
  • Journal of the Association of Information Systems,
  • Journal of Management Information Systems
  • Journal of Information Technology
  • Information Systems Journal
  • Organization Science
  • MIS Quarterly Executive.


We have a range of speakers and research partners who regularly visit Deakin to share insights and encourage debate on topics of particular interest to the department’s students.

Upcoming seminars

Wednesday 15 May9am–12.30pmAssociate Professor Yenni Tim
Wednesday 10 July9am–12.30pmProfessor Sabine Matook
Wednesday 24 July9am–12.30pmAssistant Professor Dr Ka Chung Ng (Boris)
Wednesday 11 September9am–12.30pmAssociate Professor Mary Take
Wednesday 9 October9am–12.30pmAssociate Professor Bingqing Xiong

Contact us

Find out more about what we’re doing at the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics.

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