Please join us on Monday Feb 24, 4:30-5:30 (Hamilton Library 3F) for a talk by Dr. Randall K. Minas on Applying Neuroscience to Information Systems: Learning How to Apply Novel Research Methods in Established Fields.
Abstract: In 2010 a group of information systems researchers pioneered an area of the field titled “NeuroIS,” which seeks to apply cognitive neuroscience to information systems research. Learning how to position a set of established research methods in a field that knows little about them proved to be challenging. However, it also helped the researchers in the field to further develop skills to communicate their research methods and better communicate its importance. This seminar presents a fake news in social media study that employs NeuroIS and communicates the challenges and successes of employing new research methodologies in an established field.
Bio: Dr. Randall K. Minas is the Hon Kau and Alice Lee Distinguished Associate Professor at the Shidler College of Business at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. His research focuses on how the brain responds to technology in collaborative settings, cybersecurity, true and false information on social media, among others. His research has been published in top international business journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, JAIS, and Decision Sciences. He has had popular press articles published in The Hill magazine and NBC News Better among others. His research has won three best paper awards. He has received four teaching awards, including the prestigious Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He is Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Information Systems program at Shidler College of Business, as well as, Director of the Hawaii Interdisciplinary Neurobehavioral and Technology (HINT) Lab at University of Hawaii.