Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair (ECIS 2023)

University of Agder

Lucia is a PhD fellow in Information Systems at the University of Agder in Norway. Her research interests gravitate around support technologies and processes for agile crisis management and information security. Her dissertation explores organizational practices in using social media analytics to support the management of crises. Apart from academia, she has 10+ years of professional experience in digital communications, crisis management, and process improvement in public, private and international organizations. She teaches in service design and information systems security. She has presented her research at HICSS and serves as a reviewer for AMCIS and ECIS. She loves coffee and art.

Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair (PACIS 2023)

Krishna Dermawan,
The University of Queensland


Krishna Dermawan is conducting his Ph.D. research on IS strategizing in high-reliability organizations at the University of Queensland, Australia. His project follows the processes of implementation of AI technologies for sepsis diagnosis in hospitals. He entered the PhD program after a decade of work experience in data analytics and management. His theoretical areas of interest are identity and power in organizations implementing emergent technologies. Outside of his Ph.D. work, he is a serious movie buff and recommends the 2023 movie Aftersun while it’s still in theaters.

Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair (PACIS 2023)

Yan Shi,
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Yan is in his 2nd year of the Ph.D. program at Umass Amherst. His research explores social media user behaviors and emotions, and how they react to others’ presence, profiles, content, and activities. His current work examines how online content affects users’ emotions and purchase intentions.

Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair (AMCIS 2023)

Yusi Ma,
Florida International University 

Yusi Ma is a third-year Ph.D. Candidate in the department of Information Systems and Business Analytics at Florida International University. Her research interest is in AI and decision making in organizations and AI fairness, particularly in people’s perception on the use of AI in decision-making. She has presented her research in AMCIS and served as a reviewer for PACIS and ICIS.


Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair (ICIS 2023), Region 1 Coordinator and Website & Social Media Coordinator (2022 & 2023)

Harsh Parekh,

Louisiana State University


Harsh is a second-year doctoral student in Information Systems and Decision Sciences at Louisiana State University. His research focuses on business value and security issues in Cloud Computing and the future of work. He has presented his work at ICIS and published it in peer-reviewed journals- TFSC and JRCS. Before pursuing Ph.D., Harsh worked as a healthcare consultant on monitoring and evaluation projects.

Region 1 Coordinator

Eunyoung Kim,

Florida International University


Eunyoung is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics at Florida International University. Her research interests are artificial intelligence for organizational decision-making, decision theory, and an abductive approach to theorization. She has peer-reviewed publications - Foundation and Trend in Information Systems and Information Systems Review - and presented her research at the ICIS workshop. Also, she serves as a reviewer for AMCIS, ICIS, ECIS, and PACIS.

Region 3 Coordinator

Saima Qutab,

University of Auckland

Saima is a final-year doctoral scholar at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is researching cross-organisational collaborations in value co-creation ecosystems in the not-for-profit sector. She started her PhD after 15 years of teaching and industry experience in information and knowledge management organisations. She has been publishing and reviewing for AIS-recognised conferences like PACIS, HICSS, ECIS, and AMCIS since 2019. Her other research interests are human-machine relationships and the future of digital citizenship.

Doctoral Student Corner Region 3 Coordinator

Yanpei Lin,

The University of Queensland

Yanpei Lin is a 3rd Year PhD student in the Department of Business Information Systems at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests are in digital innovation, digital platform and the philosophy of technology. Her dissertation studies digital platform generativity, specifically, how a digital platform is becoming “generative”, and how stakeholders manage this generativity to achieve their business goals, from a strong process view.

Region 3 Coordinator

Kunal Rao,

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Kunal Rao is a second-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Information Systems area at the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. His research focuses on applied machine learning & deep learning in social media, misinformation, and natural language processing. He has been a member of AIS since 2022. Kunal's research appeared at Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems(PACIS) 2022. He also served as a reviewer for AMCIS, PACIS, ICIS, ECIS, and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation. 

Region 2 Coordinator

Anna Lampi,

University of Jyväskylä

Anna Lampi is a second-year doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research focuses on technostress among employees working with robots and intelligent systems. In the field of Information Systems, she has published in ECIS, MCIS and STPIS and served as a reviewer for ECIS, AMCIS, MCIS, and SCIS. Her other research interests include organizational power relations and the role of IT in care work, on which she has published in a Finnish journal Työelämän Tutkimus.

Region 2 Coordinator

Palesa Chuene,

University of Witwatersrand

Palesa Chuene completed her Ph.D. in Information Systems at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2021. Her dissertation and area of interest are information technology servitization and its adoption by organisations. Her other research interests include, information systems-business strategic alignment, outsourcing and cloud computing. Outside academia she is a senior manager in a South African bank.


Region 2 Coordinator

Grant Oosterwyk,

University of Cape Town

As an early career academic, Grant works as a full-time Lecturer in the Department of Information  Systems (IS) at the University of Cape Town (UCT). His work has been published in accredited IS journals and affiliated AIS conferences. He currently serves as a reviewer for AJIS, EJISDC, ECIS, ACIS, and Conf-IRM. He currently serves as At-large Director of the Southern African Chapter of the Association of Information Systems (AISSAC) and President of the student chapter. He is also a member of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists. He has previously held industry positions in various consulting and technical roles in the financial services environment and private ICT sector for more than a decade. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in IS with a focus on big data analytics and decision-making.

Region 2 Coordinator

Nankyer Sarah Joseph,

American University of Nigeria, Yola.  

Nankyer is a third-year Ph.D. Candidate in Information Systems at the American University of Nigeria, Yola. Her research interests are in the area of Agricultural Information Systems, and Open Innovations. Her dissertation explores Women’s involvement in Digital Entrepreneurship within sub-Saharan Africa. Apart from scholarly engagement, Nankyer has over 10 years of professional experience in the Administration of Higher Education. She teaches Enterprise Integration, Principles of Information Security Assurance, and, Computer Forensics and has presented her research at UKAIS 2019 in Oxford as well as attended several AIS conferences (ISLA 2021, IFIP9.4 2021, ICIS 2022 in Copenhagen) and will be attending the Doctoral Consortium in AMCIS 2023 conference in Panama.

Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair (ICIS 2023)

Panagiota Koukouvinou,

Umeå University, Sweden. 

Panagiota (Peggy) is a 3d year Ph.D. student at the Department of Informatics at Umeå University in Sweden. Her research focuses on social-technical aspects of Data Governance. Specifically, she conducts qualitative research that explores how organizations use, understands/ interpret, and implement data in their work practices for facilitating strategic decision-making. Her work has appeared in Information Technology and People journal and conferences such as ECIS (2022). She serves as a reviewer for ICIS, ECIS, HICSS, the European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems (JAIS). She loves dancing!

Get Involved
One of the key pillars of academic life is service. Below are some excellent opportunities to get engaged with the Doctoral Student College while building your service profile.

If you would like to get involved but are not sure how, please feel free to Contact Us to discuss your interests and how they might align with our current needs. Following positions are open.
Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair
You and your co-chairs will be responsible for executing the Doctoral Student Corner at ECIS 2023, PACIS 2023, AMCIS 2023, or ICIS 2023. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow students and experienced scholars!
Regional Facilitators You will be responsible for helping us to connect with and supporting our initiatives within your geographical location or regional chapter.

Our Past Volunteers




Alexandru Munteanu 

West University of Timișoara

Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair

(ECIS 2022)

Vipin Saini
National Sun Yat-sen University

Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair 

(PACIS 2022) & Region 3 Coordinator

Junyoung Park
Georgia State University

Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair (PACIS 2022)




 Tanner Skousen
University of Georgia

Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair

(ICIS 2022)

Jonilda Bahja
Virginia Tech University

Doctoral Student Corner Region 1 Coordinator 

Wenting (Kayla) Jiang
Auburn University 

Doctoral Student Corner Region 1 Coordinator



Emmanuel Okoro Ajah
American University of Nigeria

Doctoral Student Corner Region 2 Coordinator

Jenny Elo
University of Jyväskylä 

Doctoral Student Corner Region 2 Coordinator



Sarah Hönigsberg

Chemnitz University of Technology
Doctoral Student Corner Co-Chair (ICIS, 2020) & AIS DSC Mentorship Program Task Force (2020)

Carol Lee
University of Massachusetts, Boston
 Doctoral Student Corner
Co-Chair (AMCIS & ICIS, 2021)

Saima Qutab

University of Auckland
 Website & Social Media  Coordinator, (2020-2021)