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Arif's diverse research illuminates the transformative role of digital technologies such as algorithmic systems, automated decision-making, data analytics, and blockchain in various sectors, from finance to education to healthcare transformation. He has provided critical insights into the challenges of adopting digital technologies while exploring technology-driven strategies across sectors. His current studies focus on responsible AI in finance, the applicability of blockchain in business, and machine learning algorithms. These various studies illustrate his extensive portfolio and commitment to tackling the complexities of digital strategies.

Arif's work history includes his current position as an Associate Professor at Monash University, specialising in digital strategy and sustainability, data science and analytics, and information systems management. His academic work spans over a decade at various prestigious universities such as Singapore Institute of Technology, Aarhus University and the University of Queensland. Prior to his academic career, Arif worked in the IT services and finance industries and has extensive experience in these sectors. Arif is also the Director of the Action Lab Research Network, Indonesia Node, Monash University since December 2022.

Arif has secured significant funding for his work, including research grants from Singaporean institutions, Australian funding agencies, and the Indonesian government and corporations. Some notable research grants and projects include Monash Data Future Institute (MDFI), Whyte Fund, Research Grant Bank Indonesia, and Singapore Institute of Technology Ignition Grants.

Arif has solid experience teaching information systems and analytics to executives and professionals. He conducted several workshops in Singapore, such as Data Analytics for Professionals, Data Analytics and Automation for Accountants and Data Analytics for Lean Management. The workshops conducted were supported by the Singapore SkillsFuture professional development and retraining program. He has successfully trained professionals in Singapore and Indonesia.

His research appears in several information systems journals such as Information & Management, Electronic Markets, Behavior & Information Technology, Journal of Information Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Telematics and Informatics, Technology in Society, and Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases. He has presented his research in various workshops and conferences on primary accounting, accounting information systems and mainstream information systems.

Monash University Teaching Commitments:

ITI9132 - Introduction to databases (Postgraduate)
ITI9137 - Introduction to computer architecture and networks  (Postgraduate)
ITI5147 - Data exploration and visualisation (Postgraduate)
ITI9136 - Algorithms and programming foundations in Python (Postgraduate)
ITI5149 - Applied Data Analysis (Postgraduate)

Previous Teaching Commitments:

At Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

  • Emerging Technologies in Accounting (Undergraduate)
  • Accounting Information Systems (Undergraduate)
  • Accounting and Financial Modelling (Undergraduate)
  • Corporate Reporting and Financial Analysis – Data Analytics Specialization (Undergraduate)
  • Strategic Management Accounting – Data Analytics Specialization (Undergraduate)
  • Data Analytics Workshop for Internship Students (Undergraduate)
  • Data Analytics for Business Professionals - Overview (Executive Education)
  • Data Analytics for Business Professionals - Intermediate (Executive Education)
  • Data Analytics for Accountants (Executive Education)
  • Digital Transformation in Business with Accounting Analytics (Executive Education)

At School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Data Analytics for Accounting (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

At UQ Business School, the University of Queensland, Australia

  • Accounting Information Systems (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)
  • Information Systems for Management (Postgraduate)
  • Information Retrieval and Management (Postgraduate)
  • Transforming Business with Information Systems (Undergraduate)
  • Managing Business Data (Undergraduate)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Business Information Systems, PhD, University of Queensland

Award Date: 3 Jun 2016

Research area keywords

  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Digital Technologies Enablement
  • FinTech & Regtech
  • Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Governance
  • Digital Transformation
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Digital Technology Strategy
  • IT-enabled Organizational Transformation

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