Roba Abbas is a Lecturer and Academic Program Director with the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She has a PhD in location-based services regulation and has received competitive grants for research addressing global challenges in areas related to co-design and socio-technical systems, operations management, robotics, social media and other emerging technologies. Her current research interests include methodological approaches to complex socio-technical systems design. More recently, she has delivered talks and co-organised panels for Yale University, The Alan Turing Institute, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Arizona State University and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences. Dr Abbas is Co-Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society and was the Technical Program Chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS20) hosted by Arizona State University in November 2020. From 2005 to 2010, she was a Product Manager with Internetrix, Wollongong.
Operationalising Socio-Technical Theory: Examining Social, Technical & Environmental Subsystems. The Fourteenth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (SINS21): AI in Cybersecurity: Socio-Technical & Environmental Considerations.
Critiquing Überveillance in Überveillance: Continuous Identity Checking, Persistent Location Tracking, and Pervasive Condition Monitoring’. Yale Technology and Ethics Working Research Group Seminar Series, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University.
Embedding Humanistic Values in STEM Panel Session. 2020 PIT Convening, New America Foundation.