Hussein Issa received his Ph.D. in Accounting Information Systems from Rutgers University in October 2013. He led numerous research projects with banks, large multinational consumer products companies, a telecommunication company, and one of the Big Ten university’s internal audit department, among others. His research focuses on the applications of emerging technologies, such as blockchain, RPA, artificial intelligence and machine learning to Auditing and Accounting. He developed different methodologies to identify and prioritize exceptions (which was the topic of his dissertation "Exceptional Exceptions"). In these projects, Hussein developed various statistical and machine learning models to address business problems, such as fraud detection, outlier identification, pattern recognition, operational efficiency, customer profiling, and continuous control monitoring of procurement systems, among others. Hussein has also recently taken interest in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and the application of AIS methodologies to Government Reporting. Hussein also serves on the dissertation committees of several Ph.D. students.
Hussein teaches/taught Data Analytics Seminar (Doctorate of Business Administration), Advanced Design and Development of Information System (Masters in Accountancy in Governmental Accounting), Design and Development of Information System (Masters in Accountancy in Governmental Accounting), Information Technology in the Digital Era (Professional Accounting MBA), Audit Analytics (Undergraduate), and Introduction to Financial Accounting (Undergraduate). He also co-teaches a Ph.D. level course discussing current topics in AIS Research.
Expertise and Research Interests:
Exception Identification and Prioritization; Continuous Auditing and Continuous Control Monitoring; Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in the private and public sectors; AI Ethics; Blockchain; Robotic Process Automation (RPA); Fraud Detection; Information Systems, Data Analytics, Accounting education.
Office Location: Room 4145; 100 Rockafeller Road; Piscataway NJ 08854
Ph.D. in Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers University, October 2013