Lubar Faculty and Staff
Mariam Zahedi
Fatemeh (Mariam) Zahedi Lubar Hall N349
Phone: (414) 229-6454
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Fatemeh (Mariam) Zahedi

James R. Mueller Distinguished Scholar (2012-present)
Professor of Information Technology Management
Trisept Solutions Professor in Information Technology Management: 2007-2011
Wisconsin Distinguished Professor: 1997-2007

D.B.A. (Doctor in Business Administration), Decision and Information Systems, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
M.B.A., Major in Quantitative Business Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
M.A., Accounting, School of Accounting (NIOC), Tehran
B.A., Economics, Tehran University
B.A., Accounting, School of Accounting (NIOC), Tehran

Areas of Expertise
Dr. Zahedi has expertise in behavior issues and theories in web/interface design, languages supporting web programming, decision support systems, intelligent systems, knowledge base systems, data mining, IT strategies for software maintenance, decision policies for component, and web-services design. Her current areas of research interest includes web-design/human-computer interface issues related to beliefs, satisfaction, cultural factors, trust and intelligent personalization, web-design issues in health and disaster-preparedness, new approaches in data mining and visualization, intelligent decision support systems and decision policies for the design of software components and web services. She teaches undergraduate, graduate, and PhD courses in the areas of intelligent systems (knowledge-base systems, neural network, fuzzy expert systems), data mining, decision support systems, programming languages for web applications (including java and VisualBasic.Net), and PhD seminar related to issues and theories in web-based systems and applications.

Professional Activities
Dr. Zahedi has published extensively in leading journals, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, Operations Research, European Journal of Operations Research, Computers and Operations Research, Interfaces, Software Maintenance and Evolution, and Review of Economics and Statistics. She also has published extensively in refereed proceedings of major international and national conferences in the field of information systems. She is the author of two books: Intelligent Systems for Business: Expert Systems with Neural Networks and Quality Information Systems. She has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, which currently include Information Systems Research, Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, and Information Resources Management Journal.

Dr. Zahedi has given numerous presentations at conferences, has served on the program committee of a number of premier conferences in MIS, and has served as track chair and session chair at many national and international conferences. She has consulted for firms in the public and private sectors for a number of years and has managerial experiences in IT.

Dr. Zahedi has been actively involved in multi-disciplinary grant development and has initiated the "Research Alliance Programs for Behavioral and Biological Studies in Information Technology (BBS.IT)." The goal of this alliance is create partnership with industry and other academic institutions to study behavioral and neurobiological issues related to the web/interface design and relational aspects of IT and the Web, with an emphasis on the healthcare domain.

Dr. Zahedi has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals in MIS, including Information Systems Research and Journal of MIS.  She is currently serving as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly, the flagship journal in MIS.

Dr. Zahedi held the position of Wisconsin Distinguished Professor in 1997-2007, and has a chaired professorship, Trisept Solutions in MIS, since 2007.  She also holds an adjunct faculty position within the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin at the Medical College of Wisconsin.