Dr Morteza Namvar

Lecturer in BIS

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 344 31211


Morteza Namvar is Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Analytics at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia. Completing an undergraduate degree in computer engineering, Morteza added a master’s degree in information technology (IT) in Iran. After two years’ of work in this field, he moved to Australia in 2012 to continue his research in Information Systems. He completed a PhD that investigates how business intelligence and big data help organisational leaders make sense of the business environment in 2016 at Deakin University. Before finishing the PhD study, Morteza started his position as a Lecturer in the School of Information Systems and Business Analytics at Deakin University. Morteza then joined the School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong, where he started several research projects in Blockchain technologies. Morteza started his lecture position in at the University of Queensland (UQ) on Jan 2019.

His research interests are in the areas of social media analytics and Blockchain technologies. In his recent projects, he has applied text analytics to discover fake online reviews. His articles have been published in several journals (e.g., CAIS, JAIS, MD) and peer-reviewed conference proceedings (ICIS, HICSS).

He has served as Associate Editor at ACIS, PACIS, as track chair at ACIS, and as a reviewer for various international journals (e.g., I&M and ACIS) and conferences (e.g., ICIS, ACIS, HICSS).

Morteza has also presented the practical contribution of his research to various industries. In 2018, he collaborated with a team in UNSW in research entitled “Social Listening in Healthcare: A DIGITAL SANDBOX”. In the “Leadership and Management Quarter”, which was held at Sydney, he presented his analysis of health-related tweets using big data and text analytics to senior health executives from Local Health Districts, the Ministry of Health, pillar organizations, and other health organizations.

Research Interests

  • Social media analytics
  • Blochchain technology
  • Sensemaking theory


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Akhavan, Peyman, Philsoophian, Maryam, Rajabion, Lila and Namvar, Morteza (2018). Developing a block-chained knowledge management model (BCKMM): beyond traditional knowledge management. In: Proceedings of the 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2018. 19th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2018, Padua, Italy, (17-24). 6-7 September 2018.

  • Namvar, Morteza and Cybulski, Jacob (2014). BI-based organizations: a sensemaking perspective. In: 35th International Conference on Information Systems, Auckland, New Zealand, (). 14-17 December 2014.

  • Namvar, Morteza, Fathian, Mohammad, Gholamin, Mohammad R. and Akhavan, Peyman (2011). Exploring the role of human capital on firm's structural capital in Iranian e-business industry. In: 3rd International Conference on Information and Financial Engineering (ICIFE 2011), Shanghai, China, (145-150). 19-21 August 2011 .

  • Namvar, Morteza, Gholamian, Mohammad R. and KhakAbi, Sahand (2010). A two phase clustering method for intelligent customer segmentation. In: UKSim/AMSS 1st International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (215-+). 27-29 Jan 2010. doi:10.1109/ISMS.2010.48

  • KhakAbi, Sahand, Gholamian, Mohammad R. and Namvar, Morteza (2010). Data mining applications in customer churn management. In: ISMS 2010 - UKSim/AMSS 1st International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation. UKSim/AMSS 1st International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, ISMS 2010, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (220-225). 27-29 January 2010. doi:10.1109/ISMS.2010.49

Possible Research Projects

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