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About Dr Roba Abbas

Dr Roba Abbas is an Honorary Fellow with the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia and the Associate Editor (Administrator) of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. She completed her Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded Doctor of Philosophy on the topic of Location-Based Services Regulation in 2012, earning special commendations for her thesis titled Location-Based Services Regulation in Australia: A Socio-Technical Approach. Abbas also graduated with first class Honours and Distinction in Information and Communication Technology (majoring in Business Information Systems) from the University of Wollongong Australia in 2006, earning a place on the Faculty of Informatics Dean's Merit List.

She has a strong interest in socio-technical theory, social media, and location-enabled technologies. Abbas has co-edited the Privacy and Security Issues in Social Networks section in the Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, and has previously co-edited a special issue in Cases on Information Technology on the Social Implications of Emerging Technologies. She has written numerous papers most recently for Computer Law and Security Review and Information Technology and People. Abbas has also lectured and tutored in ICT, and has extensive industry experience in product management and enterprise information architecture.

Positions

Present Honorary Fellow, University of Wollongong School of Computing & Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences
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Present Associate Editor (Administrator), IEEE Technology & Society Magazine
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Journal Papers (11)

Book Chapters (incl. conference proceedings) (11)

Books (incl. edited volumes) (1)

Seminars and Conference Presentations (14)