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Abbas, Roba Dr.

Lecturer | Academic Program Director

  • Discipline: Management
  • School of Business
  • Faculty of Business and Law

Overview


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.

Recent Presentations:

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. 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Roba has a strong research interest in the following:

    • Socio-technical systems
    • Socio-technical theory
    • Emerging technologies
    • Co-design and stakeholder engagement
    • Socio-ethics
    • Regulation
    • Location-based services
    • Social media and networking

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


    • Socio-Technical Theory
    • Co-Design, participatory design, stakeholder engagement
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Business Information Systems
    • Ethics
    • Regulation
    • Location-based Services
    • industry 4.0

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Impact of Technology on the Marketing Practices of Professional Services Firms in Australia.

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Location-Based Services, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Informatics, Location-Based Services Regulation in Australia: A Socio-Technical Approach 2009 - 2012
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Communication (Honors Class 1) in Business Information Systems, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Informatics 2003 - 2006

Keywords


  • Socio-Technical Theory; Socio-Technical Systems;
    Co-Design; Participatory Design; Ethics; Regulation; Emerging Technologies; Location-Based Services

Full Name


  • Dr Roba Abbas

Mailing Address


  • School of Business (40.G07))

    University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave, Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Roba has a strong research interest in the following:

    • Socio-technical systems
    • Socio-technical theory
    • Emerging technologies
    • Co-design and stakeholder engagement
    • Socio-ethics
    • Regulation
    • Location-based services
    • Social media and networking

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Socio-Technical Theory
    • Co-Design, participatory design, stakeholder engagement
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Business Information Systems
    • Ethics
    • Regulation
    • Location-based Services
    • industry 4.0

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) The Impact of Technology on the Marketing Practices of Professional Services Firms in Australia.

Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Location-Based Services, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Informatics, Location-Based Services Regulation in Australia: A Socio-Technical Approach 2009 - 2012
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Communication (Honors Class 1) in Business Information Systems, University of Wollongong, Faculty of Informatics 2003 - 2006

Keywords


  • Socio-Technical Theory; Socio-Technical Systems;
    Co-Design; Participatory Design; Ethics; Regulation; Emerging Technologies; Location-Based Services

Full Name


  • Dr Roba Abbas

Mailing Address


  • School of Business (40.G07))

    University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave, Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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