The CIS program has had an international impact as evidenced by the placement of graduates in various positions around the world. Graduates are faculty or are in industry positions in Australia, German, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, New Zealand, and Taiwan, as well as organizations throughout the United States.
Slightly more CIS graduates go into education or university administration than into other careers, though the numbers are fairly close. CIS graduates are somewhat equally distributed among Hawai‘i, mainland and international locations. Their positions include 21 Assistant, Associate or Full Professors, and four high-level university administrators (Dean, Director, VP). There are also eight Instructors and a few professionals (such as librarians) in the education sector. Five of the industry positions are at the President/CEO/VP level, and four have lead research and development positions such as Senior Researcher or Principal Engineer.
Assistant Professor School of Accounting and MIS, University of Tulsa
Interests: My research interest lies in exploring why employees do and do not follow information system security policies. In the first case, how do the antecedents of policy compliance behavioral intent vary over a threat spectrum? Second, what are the factors an employee encounters that change positive intentions to actual non-compliance behavior? Research in this area requires an interdisciplinary approach that requires a deep understanding of information security risks, human-system interaction principles, and sociological and individual factors involved in the decision and action processes associated with policy compliance. While the topic is universally applicable, I am most interested in the context of United States Department of Defense organizations.
Interests: Researching Broadband Development in Hawaii using futures research methodologies. Using local expert knowledge to create a model for simulation of scenarios. Also kite surfing and stand up paddling.
CIS PhD Dissertation: Fostering the Creation of Futures Data and Simulating Subsequent Future Event and Trend Interactions: Early Identification of Opportunities and Threats for High-Speed Broadband Development in Hawaii
Associate Professor College of Business and Economics, University of Hawai`i at Hilo
Assistant Professor University of Alabama
Interests: Current position: Assistant Professor, The School of Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama. Dissertation: Case Studies on Institutional Repository Development: Creating narratives for project management and assessment
Associate Professor Computer Information Systems Department, Cal Poly Pomona, California
Interests: Computer Forensics
CIS PhD Dissertation: A protocol for the forensic data acquisition of personal computer workstations
CIS PhD Dissertation: Understanding the Roles of Emotion in Technology Acceptance
Associate Professor National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
CIS PhD Dissertation: Trust and privacy in electronic monitoring workplaces
CIS PhD Dissertation: Personal Factors and Efficiency of Web Searching
Interests: I am interested in finding out how communication happens when it goes across (disciplinary and/or cultural) boundaries and why it happens in the ways it does. Network analysis is the major perspective that motivates my research in the contexts of citations (about “interdisciplinarity” using bibliographic data) and acculturation (about “interculturalness” using social network data of people going across cultures). This line of research not only investigates what is interdisciplinarity but also being interdisciplinary as it combines the constructs and theoretical models from various fields (communication, social informatics, and psychology). I hope that my studies will offer insightful understanding about how and why a communication channel is created between two different entities and what are the bridging effects and results. My future goal is to simulate and predict specific behavioral changes based on network structures.
CIS PhD Dissertation: From a Typological to Network Understanding of Acculturation
Interests: I am studying the connection between the affordances of digital media and online user relationships, specifically their reinforcement and reification of each other. I have been analyzing user interactions from two online communities, disCourse and Tapped In. I use several different methods of study, mainly social network analysis and exploratory sequential data analysis. I apply different theoretical backgrounds in my research -- while SNA and ESDA are useful for manipulating data, interpretation of results requires a broader area. Social capital, actor-network theory, strength of network ties, and boundary spanning are other models that I have used to help understand how all of my data fits together.
Interests: My research interests are in the area of intercultural nonverbal interaction in computer mediated communication (particularly Facebook). More specifically I’m examining communication accommodation (Giles) in intercultural interpretations of nonverbal behavior of high/low context individuals online in relation to intercultural competence. My preliminary research questions include: 1.How is nonverbal behavior demonstrated on Facebook? 2. To what extent does a participant’s cultural background or high or low context preference (Hall) influence their appropriation of nonverbal cues in Facebook? 3. Does a participant’s intercultural competence influence their nonverbal accommodation behavior? I will be looking at both chat and asynchronous postings on Facebook between Thais and Americans. The literature referenced in this study draws from journals of multiple disciplines including HCI, Anthropology, Communication Theory, Intercultural Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, CSCW, Psychology, and Educational Technology.
CIS PhD Dissertation: Is my computer safe? The role of structural assurances in E-commerce trust building
Assistant Professor Department of Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
CIS PhD Dissertation: Does affect influence information overload?
Assistant Professor San Francisco State University
Interests: Assistant Professor, Department of Instructional Technologies, Graduate College of Education, San Francisco State University
CIS PhD Dissertation: Developing a Web-Based Learning Environment
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Information Systems, Washington State University
CIS PhD Dissertation: Functional memory approach to the design of custom computing machines
CIS PhD Dissertation: HAT (Hyper Analysis Toolkit) : a tool for hypertext-based dynamic systems analysis
CIS PhD Dissertation: Culture, mindscapes, and technology
Assistant Dean Academic Affairs College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
CIS PhD Dissertation: Interacting with information : constructing personal knowledge using written text
CIS PhD Dissertation: Proud--an integrated reverse engineering system for software maintenance
Postdoctoral Researcher Dept. of Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering
Interests: Operations Research, Management Science, Data Communication & Telecommunication Networks, Information Retrieval, and Medical Informatics
CIS PhD Dissertation: A Bayesian decision network model for analyzing biosecurity risk: Using a test-action biosecurity risk framework to develop a decision-theoretic model of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) import risk for Hawai'i shrimp aquaculture
CIS PhD Dissertation: Individual differences in the use of CD ROM databases
CIS PhD Dissertation: GOURD : an object-oriented uncertainty retrieval approach for graphics databases
Interests: The purpose of my dissertation proposal is to use the transtheoretical model to describe changes in behavior with a type 2 diabetic population when shown their digital retinal images and given access to a personal health portal (PHP) website. The PHP allows the patients to remotely view their retinal images and other related health educational information on their own time. Participants are currently being recruited from the Waianae Comprehensive Health Center on the west side of Oahu. The following methods are being used to collect data: visit 1(baseline) – surveys completed, retinas imaged, patient shown the patient portal and educational site, printouts also given; visit 2 (1-2 months later from baseline) – surveys complete; Visit 3 (3-4 months later from baseline)– surveys completed, focus group/group interview performed for further inquiry. This proposal incorporates the fields of medical informatics (teleretinal imaging, electronic records), communications (teleretinal imaging, Internet portal), and public health (transtheoretical model and behavior change).
CIS PhD Dissertation: The Digital Divide and Health Outcomes: A Teleretinal Imaging Study
Interests: Completed PhD in Dec. 2009. Currently working on State projects developing sensor networks for protection and security of critical infrastructure.
Assistant Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
CIS PhD Dissertation: Marketing a Nation: The Role of Film in Manchoukuo
Interim President, Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer The University of Hawai`i System
CIS PhD Dissertation: Global telecommunications standardization in transition : impacts on Southeast Asia
Interests: HCI in extreme environments
Interests: Dissertation research focuses on the development of key information sharing roles in sociotechnical networks, utilizing structural signatures and longitudinal social network analysis investigating membership trajectories in an online community of practice over seven years. Also involved in research on cell phone-based expert systems for health behavioral change. Interested in interdisciplinary research related to the areas of sociotechnical networks; communication in communities and organizations; roles and identity; computer supported communication, collaboration, and learning; information and communication technology management; human computer interaction; multimedia; behavioral change; telemedicine; mobile and ubiquitous computing; and augmented reality.
Assistant Professor Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
CIS PhD Dissertation: GDB : a graphic database indexing and retrieving by visual relations
CIS PhD Dissertation: Technology Acceptance of Information Services
CIS PhD Dissertation: Function approximation using neural networks : a simulation study
Program Analyst NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Organization
CIS PhD Dissertation: Informational Exchanges Among Hawaii Marine Stakeholders
Founder and Managing Director, Xi GmbH
CIS PhD Dissertation: A Formal analysis of costs and benefits of interorganizational systems
CIS PhD Dissertation: Investigating individual software development: an evaluation of the leap toolkit
Vice President for Community Colleges The University of Hawai`i System
Interests: Information Behavior, Affective Computing, Human System Interaction, and Information Technology Literacy
CIS PhD Dissertation: Perceived Quality and Motivations on Intention-To-Use of a General Web Portal
Interests: I study how complex adaptive systems like interorganizational information systems (IOIS) emerge, evolve, and coevolve with various social institutions and communities both at local and global level that develop, regulate, use, and change them. Departing from the current research paradigm on IOIS emergence and evolution which primarily focuses at the macro level, I put a spotlight on the smallest elements that constitute the existence of IOIS, i.e., "meme" - a term coined by Richard Dawkins, an evolutionary biologist, to refer to information, knowledge, and ideas that serve as a unit of cultural transmission. With a meme-centered view, I propose an alternative explanation for IOIS emergence and evolution. My work is inspired by Lamarck’s theory of acquired characteristics and inheritance and Darwin’s theory of natural selection.
CIS PhD Dissertation: Framework for the interactive customization of products and services
professor at Kathmandu University School of Management
Interests: Information Technology & Systems, Quantitative Methods
CIS PhD Dissertation: Product development model : case study of high definition television
Instructor, Department of Information Technology Management
President, Situated Research
Interests: Matthew Sharritt, Ph.D., President and Co-founder of Situated Research, specializes in user-experience (UX) research and usability testing within software and video games. Dr. Sharritt is a graduate of the interdisciplinary Communication & Information Sciences Ph.D. program (specializing in communication, computer and information science, human-computer interaction and IT management) and the Information and Computer Sciences M.S. at the University of Hawai‘i, where he served as a teaching assistant. Prior, he was webmaster at Time Warner Telecom while earning his B.S. at Marquette University in Computer Engineering. His research examines ways of maximizing self-efficacy, fun, and flow through the design of engaging technologies: describing how learning in games can occur through playtesting and exploration. You can read more about Dr. Sharritt and his research at his personal website, situatedgaming.com.
CIS PhD Dissertation: Automatic code generation for simulation programs using Petri net models
Interests: Formal organizations get institutionalized through different processes and so does virtual organizations. Much of the literature on coordination and governance has focused on virtual teams, and members of these teams typically belong to an organization (e.g., employees of a geographically dispersed organization), or they are bound by a well-defined contractual arrangement, likely one with highly structured and well-articulated standard operating procedures. However what happens when actors are widely distributed ephemeral non-binding virtual communities who interact through Social networking sites? How do they institutionalize their organization to sustain their group objectives in the long run? How institutional environment influences governance structures and how decision-making is reproduced in such organization? How institutional carriers, including IT artifacts, influence these online environments? Knowledge gained from such studies is expected to help law enforcing agencies to understand and help control anti-social behavior (e.g. cyberhate) particularly in crisis situations. My research interest is interdisciplinary as it is focused on netizens behaviors on social media during the time of crises, which encompasses several research domains including information management, communication and sociology.
CIS PhD Dissertation: Design of a uniform language for client-designer communication in software development
CIS PhD Dissertation: A study of coordination and communication in distributed information technology support
Tenured Professor Copenhagen Business School
Researcher, Accenture Technology Labs
Interests: My research focuses on ubiquitous commerce, situated computing, and computer augmentation to human intelligence. More specifically, I'm keen on exploring means for bridging the gap between the physical world and the virtual world, and on inventing new ways for bridging the gaps between people's intention, commitment, and action. My passion lies in creating new ways of doing things through technology rather than in devising incremental solutions.
CIS PhD Dissertation: Generating Customized Layouts Automatically
Department of ISDS - Assistant Professor Louisiana State University
Interests: Teaching Interest: Management of information systems, Electronic commerce, Medical informatics, Technology adoption, Human computer interaction; Organizational impacts, Health care and medical informatics
Associate Professor School of Communications, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Interests: Policy and planning particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, emerging technologies, privacy, social informatics, futures studies, information and communication technologies literacies
Interests: My dissertation is entitled "Towards an Understanding of College Women’s Decision-making regarding the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine" and three sets of research questions address the roles of knowledge, barriers & opportunity, and affect in college women’s HPV vaccine uptake decision-making. Data came from UH Manoa’s female students during Fall of 2010, which were collected via a secured anonymous self-administered online survey. This research study was formulated upon a framework that integrates health communication theories and information behavior theory, encompassing multiple fields of science such as social, behavioral, information and public health sciences.
Associate Professor The College of St. Catherine, Minnesota