Dr. Lara Khansa is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and an associate professor in Business Information Technology in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. She received a Ph.D. in information systems, M.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering, and M.B.A in Finance & Investment Banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BS in Computer & Communication Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Dr. Khansa's research is in human-computer interaction, online user behavior, online information privacy, and healthcare analytics. She has published in leading information systems and operations management journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research, etc., and in leading medical journals such as Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery. She has taught several undergraduate courses, and is currently teaching Healthcare Information Technology and Healthcare Data Management, two graduate-level courses in the VT-MIT program.
Human-computer interaction (affective, social, and relational); human behavioral economics (psychoanalytic social theories); online behavioral analytics (nomological psychology); social commerce; B2B e-Marketplaces; integrated online security, online information privacy, security and resilience of IT information infrastructures. Healthcare analytics, including systematic healthcare analytics, financial healthcare analytics, and social media analytics in healthcare.
Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Wisconsin- Madison, 2008