• 238 Citations
  • 9 h-Index

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Personal profile


Babak is an Associate Professor in Business Analytics at Macquarie Business School. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School. Before rejoining Macquarie University in 2020, he worked at UTS's Faculty of Engineering & IT. He has a mixture of business, statistical modelling, and computer science background. Prior to academia, he used to work in IT and management consulting. His research is inspired by problems in practice and is rooted in behavioural and managerial theories. Babak's research examines the positive and negative aspects of business analytics and information systems at organisational and individual levels. In particular, he is interested in transformational effects of health analytics, social analytics, and artificial intelligence.

Babak has so far received over $450,000 in external funding through engagement with Cancer Council NSW, Asia Productivity Organization, Reserve Bank of Australia, The Whiddon Group, Suicide Prevention Australia, and other partners. In the teaching front, his approach is driven by problems in the industry and society. In 2019, he won UTS Learning & Teaching Citation and in 2010 he received Macquarie University's Faculty of Business teaching award.

Babak is an editorial member of Electronic Markets, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Market Research, and a section editor in Australasian Journal of IS. He is also guest co-editor of a special issue on Designing and Managing Human-AI Interactions in Information Systems Frontiers. He is a member of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Australian Computer Society (ACS). Babak has published over 70 journal and conference publications in outlets such as the journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Internet Research, Journal of the American Medical Informatics, Information Systems Frontiers, and Computers & Education. He also actively engages with media outlets, and has written for The Conversation, and been interviewed by ABC News 24 and 2Ser FM.

Supervision: Babak has so far supervised several HDR students to completion. He is available to supervise research students in the following areas:

  • Responsible Analytics and AI
  • Managing Business Analytics Impacts on People & Organizations
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Health Analytics
  • Ethics of Analytics & AI


  • Business Analytics Project
  • Business Process Modelling

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Research Outputs

  • 238 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 19 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Editorial
Open Access
  • 2 Downloads (Pure)

    Thirty six years of Information Systems Management: A bibliometric and thematic analysis

    Abedin, B., Jafarzadeh, H. & Olszak, C. M., 30 Jun 2020, In : Information Systems Management. 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Value co-creation in firm sponsored online communities: What enables, constrains, and shapes value

    Priharsari, D., Abedin, B. & Mastio, E., 10 Jan 2020, In : Internet Research. 30, 3, p. 763-788 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Addiction to social network site use: An information technology identity perspective

    Boroon, L., Abedin, B. & Erfani, S. S., 2019, ACIS 2019 : Making the World a better place with Information Systems: Proceedings of the 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Fremantle, WA: ACIS, p. 297-303 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

  • Continuous transformation of public–sector organisations in the digital era

    Faro, B., Abedin, B. & Kozanoglu, D. C., 2019, AMCIS 2019 proceedings: 25th Americas Conference on Information Systems. Cancún, México: Association for Information Systems, 5 p. 2

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

    Open Access


    Faculty Teaching Award

    Babak Abedin (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Teaching award

  • Press / Media

    Why social media are more like chocolate than cigarettes

    Babak Abedin


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Is Your Algorithm Broken?

    Babak Abedin


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Why ovarian cancer patients are turning to Facebook

    Babak Abedin


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment