About Khaled Hassanein

Dr. Khaled Hassanein is a Professor of Information Systems, and the founding Director of the McMaster Digital Transformation Research Centre (MDTRC) at the DeGroote School of Business. He received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, a Masters of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, from Kuwait University, the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo respectively. He also holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

His interdisciplinary research interests span the areas of digital technology adoption of e-Commerce, m-Commerce, and e-Health applications; human computer interaction; decision support systems including data analytics, and Neuro-Information Systems. His research has been supported on an ongoing basis through funding from federal (SSHRC and NSERC), provincial and private sector sources. This funding was used to mount a successful research program involving collaboration with colleagues and graduate students. Since returning to academia in 2000, he has supervised, co-supervised or is currently supervising over 50 students and post-doctoral fellows. To date, his research activities have resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, conference proceedings, and books.

At DeGroote, Dr. Hassanein teaches courses in the MBA and the Executive MBA programs and has served as Chair of the Information Systems Area, and Director of the McMaster eBusiness Research Centre. He has also served on several major university committees including as Chair of the Task force on the Alternative Budget Model (Phase II) and currently serves as McMaster’s SSHRC Leader. Dr. Hassanein is a senior editor, associate editor or editorial board member with several academic journals in the information systems field. He is a joint holder of several U.S. patents, a senior member of the IEEE and a designated Professional Engineer in Ontario.

In 2017, Dr. Hassanein was appointed as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research for the DeGroote School of Business for a five year term. In this role, he has the overall responsibility for the administration and development of graduate programs and furthering research activities at the Faculty of Business. As Associate Dean, he chairs the School’s Graduate Curriculum and Policy Committee, Graduate Admissions and Study Committee, Student Awards Committee, and Faculty Research and Awards Committee.