2019 Joint Midyear Meeting of the AIS and SET Sections


Sundeep Bablani, RSM US LLP
Friday Panel, January 11, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

AICPA IMTA Update Panel

Sundeep Bablani has over 19 years of experience in accounting. His primary experience includes financial audits of financial institutions. In addition he also has experience in internal audit outsourcing, information technology audits, and ACH audits. He has assisted with review of IT policies, risk assessments and other consulting projects for various industries. His certifications includes CPA, CISA and CITP.




Fred Davis, Texas Tech University
Saturday Lunch, January 12, 2019, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
A Decade of NeuroIS Research Update: Progress and Potential

Fred D. Davis is Professor and Stevenson Chair in Information Technology at Texas Tech University. Davis earned his Ph.D. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He served on the business faculties of University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Maryland, and University of Arkansas. His research introduced the widely cited Technology Acceptance Model, and he also publishes on technology supported decision making, system development, and NeuroIS. His research has appeared in Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

NeuroIS has emerged over the last decade as an interdisciplinary research topic spanning information systems, cognitive neuroscience, human-computer interaction, and other fields.  Many IS journal articles on NeuroIS have been published.  This seminar will discuss the origins and status of NeuroIS. What have we learned? We will discuss key NeuroIS research topics, challenges, and opportunities for the next decade.  What more can we learn?  What are some promising applications in Accounting IS research?

David Wood, Brigham Young University
Friday Plenary, January 11, 2019, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

A Conversation on Scholarly Research

David is passionate about understanding new technologies and implementing them into the curriculum of Brigham Young University, where he works as an associate professor and as the Andersen Fellow. David received his Ph.D. at Indiana University and his BS and MAcc degrees at Brigham Young University.  At BYU, David teaches accounting data analytics, accounting information systems, and experimental research design.  David has published over 50 articles in respected academic and practitioner journals.  His research has won multiple accounting and ethics best paper awards. He is married to the former Cindy Lunt, and they have four children, Jessica, Bryan, Derek, and Emily.  In addition to technology, David enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors, and woodworking. 

In this presentation, I will discuss why we conduct scholarly research and how authors, editors, and reviewers are currently performing in this regard. I will present data and suggestions on how we can improve scholarship in the AIS community. My intention is to help all of us to improve in the production and publishing of scholarly research. 


Paul Rad, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Friday, January 11, 2019, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

Advances and Research in Machine Learning and Cyber Security

Dr. Paul Rad is an associate professor in the department of information technology (IT) and cyber security at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Dr. Rad’s research is on Machine Learning, Data Analytics, and Cyber Security. Paul’s research includes developing a framework for preventing incidents, and potential exploitation of vulnerabilities, (e.g., privacy violations and hacking) in driverless vehicles. His research also examines ways to use machine learning to identify “moods in crowds” as a means to prevent incidents (e.g., terrorism in places of mass gatherings). He, and his Ph.D. students, are increasingly interested in applying machine
learning ideas to finance and accounting problems, including fraud detection and prevention. Dr. Rad has vast professional experience in the IT domain, including vice president (VP) of Hybrid Cloud at Rackspace Hosting, and Director and Executive of Software Engineering and Data Center Virtualization, respectively, at Dell Inc. Paul, the PI or co-PI of multi-million dollar grants, is the co-founder of the Open Cloud Institute at UTSA. Dr. Rad obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from UTSA.

Paul John Steinbart, Arizona State University
Saturday Plenary, January 12, 2019, 9:15 am – 10:15 am
What Can AIS Researchers Contribute to the Study of Security and Privacy?

Paul John Steinbart is a Professor in the Department of Information Systems in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University where he teaches graduate courses on information security and an undergraduate course on accounting information systems. His research interests include issues concerning the usability of information security solutions, individuals’ information security behaviors, effective governance of information security, and the effects of information technology on decision making. He has published his research in leading academic journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Decision Sciences, The Accounting Review, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. He is also the co-author of the undergraduate textbook “Accounting Information Systems” published by Prentice-Hall.

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