Yufei Yuan

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

905-525-9140, x23982 Available to supervise

Dr. Yuan is an expert in the fields of mobile commerce, information security and privacy, business analytics, online negotiation, human-computer interaction, fuzzy logic, decision making in health care, and matching problems.


  • Ph.D., Computer and Information Systems, University of Michigan, U.S
  • B.S., Mathematics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Selected Publications and Presentations

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Samira Farivar, Ofir Turel, and Yufei Yuan, “A Trust-risk perspective on social commerce use: an examination of the biasing role of habit”, Internet Research, 27(3), 2017, 586-607.

Kai Huang, Yiping Jiang, Yufei Yuan, Lindu Zhao, “Modeling Multiple Humanitarian Objectives in Emergency Response to Large–Scale Disasters”, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 75 (2015) 1-17.

Zhiling Tu, Yufei Yuan, and Norm Archer, “Understanding User’s Behaviours in Coping with Security Threat of Mobile Devices Loss and Theft”, International Journal of Mobile Communications, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 603-623, 2014.

Steve Way and Yufei Yuan, “Transitioning From Dynamic Decision Support to Context-Aware Multi-Party Coordination – A Case for Emergency Response”, Group Decision and Negotiation, Vol. 23, pp. 649-672. 2014.

Ken H. Guo and Yufei Yuan, “The Effects of Multilevel Sanctions on Information Security Violations: A Mediating Model”, Information & Management, Volume 49, Issue 6, October 2012, pp. 320–326.

Zhengchuan Xu, Ofir Turel, and Yufei Yuan, “Online Game Addiction among Adolescents: Motivation and Prevention Factors,” European Journal of Information Systems, (2012) 21, 321-340.

Ken H. Guo, Yufei Yuan, Norm P. Archer, and Catherine E. Connelly, “Understanding Non-Malicious Security Violations in the Workplace: A Composite Behavior Model,” Journal of Management Information Systems, Fall 2011, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 205–238.

Tim S. McLaren, Milena M. Head, Yufei Yuan, and Yolande E. Chan, “A Multilevel Model for Measuring Fit between a Firm’s Competitive Strategies and Information Systems Capabilities,” MIS Quarterly, Vol. 35 No. 4 pp. 909-929, December 2011.

Yufei Yuan, Norm Archer, Catherine E. Connelly, and Wuping Zheng, “Identifying the Ideal Fit between Mobile Work and Mobile Work Support”, Information & Management, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp.125-137, 2010


Dr. Yuan teaches two PhD courses: K792 Information Security, Privacy, and Trust and K793 Research in Mobile Commerce and Social Networks. He also teaches a MBA course K723 Data Mining and Business Intelligence, and three undergraduate IS courses: 3KA3 System Analysis and Design, 3KD3 Database Design and Management, and 4KG3 Data Mining and Business Intelligence.

Dr. Yuan has supervised 11 PhD students, 5 visiting PhD students, 7 Postdoctoral fellows, and collaborated with 22 visiting scholars. Many of them made high quality publications. He enjoys supervising and working with highly motivated, excellent PhD students and visiting scholars

Professional Activities

Dr. Yuan has received multiple grants from NSERC, SSHRC, and other government agencies for research in frontier fields such as Information security, business analytics, social media,  mobile work force support, identity theft prevention, and emergency response systems. He has published more than 90 papers in high quality journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of MIS, European Journal of Information systems, Information & Management, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Security and Privacy, International Journal of Mobile Communications, Group Decision and Negotiation, Decision Support Systems, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, European Journal of Operational Research, Decision Sciences, Management Sciences and others.

Dr. Yuan has been actively involved in many professional organizations. He served as Conference Chair for ICMB 2007 (International Conference on Mobile Business) and Program Co-Chair for AMCIS 2008 (Americas Conference on Information Systems), and a Guest Co-Editor for a special issue of Group Decision and Negotiation. He is the Editorial Board Member of IJMC (International Journal of Mobile Communications) and others. Dr. Yuan was appointed as Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation in 2002-2008 and his name is listed in Who’s Who in Canada.

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