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Thi Tran

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

School of Management


Thi Tran is currently an assistant professor of management information systems at the Binghamton University School of Management. He holds a PhD in Information Technology, specializing in cyber security research from the Department of Information Management and Cyber Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also obtained a Master of Science in Information Technology and Management, specializing in data analytics and IT project management from The University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining the information technology field, he graduated from a Bachelor of Business Administration program at the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, specializing in human resource management and strategic management.

Tran’s current research interests are confronting cyber security issues, including but not limited to investigating misinformation harms, designing misinformation handling systems, and examining social impacts of cyberattacks, data breaches and phishing emails. He has published in several reputable high-impact information systems – computer science journals, including the International Journal of Information Management (IJIM), Information Systems FrontiersAIS Transactions on Human Computer Interactions, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, as well as some papers under review at leading information systems journals.

He has presented his studies at peer-reviewed conference proceedings publications at several information systems and cyber security conferences such as IEEE Big Data, IEEE AI for Good, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), American Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Secure Knowledge Management Conference in Artificial Intelligence Era (SKM), IDeaS Annual Conferences, or IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13 Conference on Information Systems Security Research. His work has received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper Award at the Pre-ICIS Workshop on Information Security and Privacy 2021 (WISP 2021), as well as the National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant and various other institutional research grants.

He has been teaching management information systems courses since 2020, covering various aspects, including cyber security, information assurance, data analytics, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data, and IT project management.


  • PhD, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • MS, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • BS, University of Economics HCMC

Research Interests

  • Behavioral and cybersecurity issues
  • Misinformation harms during crises
  • System designs to tackle crisis misinformation flows
  • Phishing e-mails
  • Fake social media accounts
  • Data breaches
  • Digital privacy
  • Behavioral research methods: Behavioral surveys, longitudinal studies, exploratory research, experimental studies, econometrics – structural equation modeling (SEM), Delphi technique, psychometric analyses, factor analyses, measurement development, design science research
  • Technical research methods (text mining and various applications of machine learning, such as unsupervised topic modeling and other natural language processing applications like sentiment analyses)
  • Applied neuroscience in information systems (NeuroIS)

Teaching Interests

    • Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Information Integrity, Security Policies, Digital Forensics
    • Applied Emerging Technologies (AI, IoT, Blockchain, Metaverse, etc.).
    • Principles of MIS
    • Database management, Data mining, Data analytics

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