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PhD Business Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2014
MBA, Sharif University of Technology, 2009
BS Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2006

Nima Kordzadeh is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the WPI Business School. He is also affiliated with the Data Science Program. Joining WPI in 2017, Professor Kordzadeh was drawn by the university's commitment to blending theory with practice, aligning perfectly with his educational philosophy. Teaching at WPI is particularly rewarding for him because it enables engagement with students poised to use technology to shape a better world. He continually innovates in his courses, focusing on engaging, interactive, and practical learning that prepares students to be professionals capable of using state-of-the-art technologies for meaningful impact. Moreover, at WPI, he is deeply involved in advising student projects that integrate theoretical learning with practical technology applications.

Professor Kordzadeh's research interests include the behavioral, organizational, and ethical aspects of the use of artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, and social technologies. Specifically, his current work addresses critical challenges in the digital world, such as the biased outcomes of algorithmic systems, biases in online reviews, and the proliferation of misinformation on social media. Employing both quantitative and qualitative methods, his interdisciplinary scholarship aims to inform the development, implementation, and use of socially responsible, trustworthy, and advanced technologies. His research has been published in premier journals such as the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Information & Management.

Additionally, Professor Kordzadeh is actively engaged in service activities at WPI and in his professional community. His efforts at WPI ensure that the curriculum remains cutting-edge, reflecting the latest technological advancements and industry needs. As part of his contributions to his professional community, he serves as an associate editor for Internet Research and the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). He has also held leadership roles such as program chair, conference chair, and president at the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS), and is currently the vice president and program chair at the New England Chapter of AIS.

Scholarly Work

  1. Zhou, Shimi; Loiacono, Eleanor; Kordzadeh, Nima; (forthcoming) "Smart Cities for People with Disabilities: A Systematic Literature Review and Future Research Directions", European Journal of Information Systems,
  2. Kordzadeh, Nima; Bozan, Karoly; (forthcoming) "The Influence of the Big Five Personality Traits and Propensity to Trust on Online Review Behaviors: The Moderating Role of Gender", Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research.
  3. Ghasemaghaei, Maryam; Kordzadeh, Nima; (2024) "Understanding How Algorithmic Injustice Leads to Making Discriminatory Decisions: An Obedience to Authority Perspective", Information & Management, 61(2),
  4. Kordzadeh, Nima; Ghasemaghaei, Maryam; (2022) "Algorithmic Bias: Review, Synthesis, and Future Research Directions", European Journal of Information Systems, 31(3), pp. 388-409,
  5. Kordzadeh, Nima, Young, Diana; (2022) "How Social Media Analytics Can Inform Content Strategies", Journal of Computer Information Systems, 62(1), pp. 128-140,
  6. Kordzadeh, Nima; (2022) "Health Promotion via Twitter: A Case Study of Three Medical Centers in the USA", Health Promotion International, 37(2),
  7. Kordzadeh, Nima; (2020) "Toward Quality Transparency in Healthcare: Exploring Hospital-operated Online Physician Review Systems in Northeastern United States" Health Policy and Technology, 9(1), pp. 56-61,
  8. Kordzadeh, Nima; (2019) "Investigating Bias in the Online Physician Reviews Published on Healthcare Organizations’ Websites" Decision Support Systems, 18, pp. 70-82,
  9. Kordzadeh, Nima; Young, Diana; (2018) "Exploring Hospitals’ Use of Facebook: Thematic Analysis" Journal of Medical Internet Research 20(5),
  10. Kordzadeh, Nima; Warren, John; (2017) "Communicating Personal Health Information in Virtual Health Communities: An Integration of Privacy Calculus Model and Affective Commitment" Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 18(1), Article 1,
  11. Kordzadeh, Nima; Warren, John; Seifi, Ali; (2016) "Antecedents of Privacy Calculus Components in Virtual Health Communities" International Journal of Information Management, 36(5), pp 724-234,
  12. Kordzadeh, Nima; Kreider, Christopher; (2016) "Revisiting Request for Adminship within Wikipedia: How Do User Contributions Instill Community Trust?" Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems, 4(1), Article 1,
  13. Parker, Kevin; Srinivasan, Sankara, Houghton, Robert; Kordzadeh, Nima; Bozan, Karoly; Ottaway, Thomas; Davey, Bill; (2016) "Health Informatics Program Design and Outcomes: Learning from an Early Offering at a Mid-Level University" Education and Information Technologies, May 20, pp 1-17,
  14. Kordzadeh, Nima; Liu, Zhechao (Charles); Au, Yoris; Clark, Jan; (2014) "A Multilevel  Investigation of Participation within Virtual Health Communities" Communications of the Association for Information Systems34(1), Article 26,
  15. Kordzadeh, Nima; Warren, John; (2013) "Toward A Typology of Health 2.0 Collaboration Platforms and Websites" Health and Technology, 3(1), pp 37-50,