Dr. Mohamed Abdelhamid

What fears or anxieties did you have about going to college?

As a first generation college student, my freshman year was difficult. I spent a fair bit of that year wondering if I belonged at a university. While I did really well in my classes, I felt like others likely knew much more than me. It was during my second year, that a couple professors reached out to me and told me how impressed they were with my research and my writing. It was later that year (and because of those professors' encouragement) that I began to realize I was drawn to the 'life of the mind'. I began spending far more time in the library, wandering through the stacks, reading well beyond what was required. By the time I finished my second year, I knew I wanted to become an academic myself. I had realized that I belonged.


PhD in Management Science from SUNY Buffalo

Soccer and Table Tennis.

Dr. Abdelhamid’s research and publications have attracted media attention. For example, he was interviewed by Reuters and the Long Beach Post and cited by Huffington Post. His recent online game addiction paper was highlighted by neuroscience news. Dr. Abdelhamid published papers in top journals such as the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR), the Journal of Biomedical Informatics (JBI), and Decision Support Systems (DSS). Dr. Abdelhamid currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research (JECR). He also served as a chair of the Healthcare Data Analytics mini-track for the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In addition, he has served as an associate editor of the Healthcare track for the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2018 in San Francisco, a session chair for INFORMS Annual meeting 2019 and 2020, and a session chair for the Annual Security conference in Las Vegas 2019 and 2022. 

Research: Information Privacy, Healthcare IT, Cyber Security, and Online Gaming. Teaching: programming, systems analysis and design, and business analytics