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Current students

Oday Aswad Portrait Oday Aswad

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PhD in Electronic Business: “An architectural framework for knowledge-intensive service systems” (working title)

Co-Supervision with Prof. Lise Boily

Alexander ChungPortrait Alex Chung

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PhD in Management: “A framework for personal learning health systems” (working title)

Co-Supervision with Prof. Pavel Andreev

Grants and awards:

  • Lilian and Swee Chua Goh Doctoral Scholarship, 2016

Portrait Daoyang XiaoDaoyang Xiao


Master’s Thesis in E-Business Technology: “Modeling resource configuration in ICT enabled service systems” (working title)


Students who have completed their thesis

Soumya Roy Portrait Soumya Roy


Master’s Thesis in Management: “Competitive Advantage of Knowledge Intensive Service Providers: The Influence of Knowledge Processes”

Co-Supervision with Prof. Greg Richards

Grants and awards:

  • Telfer School of Management Research Grant, 2017
  • John de la Mothe Admission Scholarship, 2016
  • Telfer Research in Management Scholarship, 2016

Wei Chen Li Portrait Wei Chen Li

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Master’s Thesis in Computer Science: “Supporting Pathology Process Management with Real-time Business Intelligence”, 2016

Co-Supervision with Prof. Daniel Amyot and Prof. Wojtek Michalowski

Thesis-related publications:

  • Lessard, L., Michalowski, M., Chen Li, W., Amyot, D., Halwani, F., Banerjee, D., 2016
    “Predictive Analytics to Support Real-Time Management in Pathology Facilities”, Proceedings, AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL, (Forthcoming).
  • Halwani, F., Li, W.C., Banerjee, D., Lessard, L., Amyot, D., Michalowski, W., Giffen, R., 2016
    “A real-time dashboard for managing pathology processes”, Journal of Pathology Informatics, 7(24): 35, May.

Chidinma Priscilla Okakwu

Master’s Thesis in E-Business Technology: “Knowledge Management systems support for Value Co-Creation in KIBS Engagement”, 2015


  • Telfer School of Management Research Fund, 2014-2015

Thesis-related publications:

  • Lessard, L., Okakwu, P., 2016
    “Enablers and Mechanisms of Value Cocreation in Knowledge-Intensive Business Service Engagements: A Research Synthesis” Proceedings, 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016), Kauai, HI, January (IEEE Computer Society).
  • Okakwu, C.P., Lessard, L., 2014
    “Knowledge Management System Support for Value Cocreation in KIBS”, Poster Session, CASCON 2014, Toronto, ON, November.


Students who have completed their Master’s project

Olufemi Ebenezer Adeniyi

Master’s Project in E-business Technologies: “Digital Customer Experience: A way to improve customer acquisition and retention”, 2016

Akinola Olasoji

Master’s Project in E-Business Technologies: “Should your business use a cloud-based ERP system?”, 2015

Kedi Zhao

Master’s Project in E-Business Technology: “Evaluating IT Service Management Frameworks for Knowledge Intensive Service Systems”, 2014

Undergraduate students who have worked on a research project with me

Marwan Kashef Portrait Marwan Kashef

Undergraduate research project part of “Refining and validating modeling requirements for improved value creation in KIBS engagements”, 2014

University of Ottawa’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)

Project-related publication:

Kashef, M., Lessard, L., 2014
“Refining and validating modeling requirements for improved value creation in KIBS engagements”, Poster Session, Symposium PIRPC / UROP 2014, Ottawa, ON, March. Online at uO Research.

Contact: mkash065@uottawa.ca

Cassy Aite

Undergraduate research project part of “Refining and validating modeling requirements for improved value creation in KIBS engagements”, 2014


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