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Romilla Syed

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: 617.287.7014


Department: Management Science & Info Sys

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral and organizational information security and privacy , Computer-mediated communication and Analytics, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Decision Science 


PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
MS, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Courses Taught

Systems Analysis and Design; Information Storage Management; Information Technology Problem Solving


Dr. Romilla Syed studies the negative implications of emergent digital technology on individuals, businesses, and society at large. Her recent scholarship focuses on the security and privacy issues as well as the broader societal challenges due to digital transformation. She also studies how information technology design influences end-users’ perceptions about the technology to meet their idiosyncratic interests. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, she worked as an IT consultant at Sapient Corporation and Mahindra British Telecom.