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Ali Ahmed, Ph.D.

Ali Ahmed
  • Assistant Professor
  • Information Systems

Teaching Interests
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • IT Security Economics
  • Health Informatics
  • Ph.D. Management Information Systems, University of Massachusetts Lowell 
  • MS. Information Systems, Dakota State University
  • MS. Training and Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Stout
  • BS. Actuarial Sciences and Risk Management, University of Karachi, Pakistan
Published Research


  • Ahmed, Ali, Deokar, A., and Lee, B., “Vulnerability disclosure mechanisms: A synthesis and framework for market-based and non-market-based disclosures.” Decision Support Systems. DOI:10.1016/j.dss.2021.113586

  • Ahmed, Ali, Ali, A. and Hasan, S. (2020), “Comparison of Epidemiological Variations in COVID-19 Patients Inside and Outside of China—A Meta-Analysis” Frontiers in Public Health 8:193. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00193

Conference Proceedings

  • Ahmed, Ali and Lee, B, “Organizational Learning on Bug Bounty Platforms,” Americas Conference on Information Systems 2020 Proceedings.
    • Awarded Best Research Presentation, 23rd Annual Student Research and Community Engagement Symposium, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2020

  • Ahmed, A. (2020), “Developing IS Courses Around COVID-19 Pandemic,” (non-peer reviewed) Technology Research, Education, and Opinion (TREO) 2020 International Conferences on Information Systems (ICIS).

  • Ahmed, Ali, Nasralah, T, Wahbeh, A, Noteboom, C, “Patients’ Characteristics Effecting the Use of a MyChart Patient Portal” Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2019, 3974-3979.

  • Al-Ramahi, M, Ahmed, Ali, “Identifying Users’ Concerns in Lodging Sharing Economy Using Unsupervised Machine Learning Approach” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Data Intelligence and Security (ICDIS), South Padre Island, TX, USA, 2019, pp. 160-166.

  • Nasralah, T, Ahmed, Ali, Ali, A, “Negative Effects of Online Health Communities on User’s Health: The Case of Online Health Forums” Proceedings of the Thirteenth Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, Saint Louis, Missouri May 17-18, 2018
  • Ahmed, Ali, Nasralah, T, Wang, Y, “Impact of E-Visits on Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers” Proceedings of the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA, 2017.

  • Ahmed, Ali and Podhradsky, A, “Review of Mobile Applications Used for Covert Communication”MWAIS 2017 Proceedings. 50.
  • Nasralah, T, Ahmed, Ali, Noteboom, C, “Patients’ Characteristics and Utilization of MyChart” Proceedings of the 23rd Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA, 2017.
  • Ahmed, Ali and Podhradsky, A, “Security Vulnerabilities in High-Tech Children Toys” Proceedings of 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Diego, 2016. News coverage of the project:
Honors and Recognitions