Dr. Khaled Hassanein
Professor / Dean, DeGroote School of Business
Dr. Khaled Hassanein began his term as dean of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University July 1, 2021. He is a professor of information systems and the past associate dean of graduate studies and research for the School. Between 2017 and 2021, he served as the director of the McMaster Digital Transformation Research Centre, and McMaster’s SSHRC Leader. His interdisciplinary research spans the areas of digital transformation, data analytics, e-Health, artificial intelligence, decision support systems, and neuro-information systems. His research is supported through funding from federal (SSHRC, NSERC, CFI), provincial (ORDCF, ORF-MRI) and private sector sources. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals and conferences and has received thousands of citations. Dr. Hassanein is a joint holder of several U.S. patents, a senior member of the IEEE, and a designated Professional Engineer in Ontario. In 2020, he received the DeGroote School of Business Research Excellence Award and McMaster’s President Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision. Dr. Hassanein has an extensive teaching experience in the MBA, EMBA and Executive programs at DeGroote. He also has international experience having been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, and the School of Management at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, and having taught at the EDHEC Business School in Lille, France. Prior to joining McMaster, Dr. Hassanein was a Senior Research Associate with NCR’s Payments Solutions division in Waterloo, Ontario.