Dean Khaled Hassanein

Khaled Hassanein, Dean, DeGroote School of Business

Khaled Hassanein began his term as dean of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University July 1, 2021.

Dr. Hassanein is a professor of information systems and the past associate dean of graduate studies and research for the School, director of the McMaster Digital Transformation Research Centre, and McMaster’s SSHRC Leader.

Dr. Hassanein received his undergraduate education at Kuwait University and completed master’s and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the universities of Toronto and Waterloo, and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Having been educated in the Engineering, Health and Management disciplines and having conducted research in all these fields, he is a genuine believer in the value of interdisciplinary research and education. His interdisciplinary research spans the areas of digital transformation, data analytics, e-Health, artificial intelligence, decision support systems, and neuro-information systems. His research is supported through funding from federal (SSHRC, NSERC, CFI), provincial (ORDCF, ORF-MRI) and private sector sources. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and conferences and has received thousands of citations. Dr. Hassanein is a joint holder of several U.S. patents, a senior member of the IEEE, and a designated Professional Engineer in Ontario. In 2020, he received the DeGroote School of Business Research Excellence Award and McMaster’s President Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.

Dr. Hassanein has extensive teaching experience in the MBA, EMBA and Executive programs at DeGroote. He also has international experience, having been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and the School of Management at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, and having taught at the EDHEC Business School in Lille, France. Prior to joining McMaster, Dr. Hassanein was a Senior Research Associate with NCR’s Payments Solutions division in Waterloo, Ontario.

Selected Publications

  • Ebrahimi, S. and Hassanein, K. (2021), “Decisional Guidance for Detecting Discriminatory Data Analytics Recommendations”, Information & Management, 58 (7).
  • Calic, G., El Shamy, N., Kinley, I., Watter, S., & Hassanein, K. (2020). Subjective semantic surprise resulting from divided attention biases evaluations of an idea’s creativity. Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group), 10 (1).
  • Ghasemaghaei, M., Hassanein, K., & Benbasat, I. (2019) “Assessing the Design Choices for Online Recommendation Agents for Older Adults: Older Does Not Always Mean Simpler Information Technology”, Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ). Vol. 43 (1), pp. 329-346.
  • Eslami, P., Ghasemaghaei, M., and Hassanein, K. (2018), “Which Online Reviews’ Do Consumers Find Most Helpful?: A Multimethod Investigation”, Decision Support Systems. Vol. 113 (September), pp. 32-42.
  • Ghasemaghaei, M., Ebrahimi, S., Hassanein, K. (2018), “Data Analytics Competency for Improving Firm Decision Making Performance”, Journal of Strategic Information Systems (JSIS), Vol. 27(1), pp. 101-113
  • Breward, M., Hassanein, K. and Head, M. (2017), “Understanding Consumers’ Attitude Towards Controversial Information Technologies: A Contextualization Approach”, Information Systems Research (ISR), Vol. 28(4), pp. 760 – 774.