Morteza Mashayekhy

Information Systems
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB A211

905-525-9140, x26944

Morteza joined the PhD program at the DeGroote School of Business in January 2015. His research interest is computer-mediated communication, social network sites, social media analysis, self-presentation, and social capital. Morteza has more than 15 years of work experience. He was involved in different projects in different industries, mainly as a project manager and management consultant. In addition to his academic degrees, he is a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and CSSGB (Certified Six Sigma Green Belt from American Society of Quality).

Supervisor: Milena Head


  • M.M.Sc. in the Management of Technology and Innovation, Ryerson University
  • M.B.A., Sharif University of Technology/ McMaster University
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Tehran University

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Mashayekhi, M & Head, M. (2015). Understanding the role of social networking sites in health attitude change among older adults. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Workshop on HCI Research in MIS. (pre-ICIS 2015)
  • Mashayekhi, M., Prescod, F., Shah, B., Dong, L., Keshavjee, K., & Guergachi, A. (2015). Evaluating the performance of the Framingham diabetes risk scoring model in Canadian electronic medical records.¬†Canadian journal of diabetes, 39(2), 152.
  • Mashayekhi M, Keshavjee K, Boskovic G, Prescod F, Shah B, Dong L, Guergachi A. (2014). Identifying Pre-diabetics in Primary Care EMR database and Potential Technological Interventions at the Point of Care.¬† Proceedings of CDPAC conference, Ottawa. Retrieved from
  • Mashayekhi M, Pourmomtaz A, Zarei A. (2012). New Product Development Strategy. Aryana Ghalam Publication. ISBN: 978-600-6227-11-5
  • Mashayekhi M, Pourmomtaz A, Zarei A. (2011). Knowledge Management in New Product Development. Aryana Ghalam Publication. ISBN: 978-600-91721


  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2016-2017)
  • Morteza was awarded the Ryerson Center of Urban Energy Award ($10,000) for the research on factors influencing the penetration of green high-involvement products in urban areas.
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