Assia Lasfer

PhD Student, Information Systems
Contact Information
Email address: 
assia.lasfer [at]

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5

  • Desautels Faculty of Management, Present 
    PhD in Management, Specialization in Information Systems
  • American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2013 
    Master of Science in Engineering Systems Management – Concentration in IT Management
  • American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2011
    Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering  


Information Systems
Teaching areas: 

INSY 331 Managing Information Tech 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

INSY 455 Tech&Innov for Sustainability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PhD Student
Selected publications: 

Al-Ali, A.R.; Zualkernan, I.A.; Lasfer, A.; Chreide, A.; Abu Ouda, H., "GRPS-based distributed home-monitoring using internet-based geographical information system," in Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.57, no.4, pp.1688-1694, November 2011

El-Baz, H.; Al Awadhi, I.; Lasfer, A., “SMA and MACD combinations for stock investment decisions in frontier markets: evidence from Dubai financial market,” in International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management, vol.1, no.2, pp.113-128, 2013


Ahmad, N.; Lasfer, A.; Makhsoos, F.; “The fashion of information technology,” European, Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems 2012 (EMCIS2012), Munich, Germany, June 2012

Lasfer, A.; El-Baz, H.; Zualkernan, I.A., “Using Design of Experiments to Configure Neural Networks for Forecasting Financial Time Series,” International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization 2013 (ICMSAO'13), Hammamet, Tunisia, April 2013

Lasfer, A. (2018, July). Coordinating Knowledge Work in Coopetitive Virtual Communities. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 1, p. 13992). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Current research: 
  • Online communities
  • Digital collaboration
  • Digital social networks and social media