Roba Abbas


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Dr Roba Abbas is an Affiliate of the the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society (ADM+S) from the University of Wollongong.

Dr Roba Abbas is a Senior Lecturer (Operations and Systems) and Academic Program Director with the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and more recently a visiting Professor with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, USA. She is also a Co-Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, former Associate Editor of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, and Technical Committee Chair of the Socio-Technical Systems Committee of the IEEE.

Roba has a PhD in location-based services regulation, and industry experience in web design and development. She has received competitive grants for research addressing global challenges in areas related to co-design and socio-technical systems, operations management, robotics, social media and other emerging technologies. Roba primarily researches methodological approaches to complex socio-technical systems design, emphasising transdisciplinarity, co-design and the intersection of society, technology, ethics, and regulation.