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Yoris A. Au

Chair and Associate Professor of Enterprise Systems and Analytics


  • Ph.D., Information and Decision Sciences, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • MBA, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Bachelor of Engineering, College of Engineering, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia

Areas of Specialization

  • Telecommunications and Computer Networks
  • Cyber Security
  • Big Data Science and Technology


 Yoris A. Au is chair of the Department of Information Systems and associate professor of information systems. He comes to Georgia Southern from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) where he has served as the Information Systems and Cyber Security Department Chair for the past four years. Au holds a Ph.D. in business administration with a concentration in information and decision sciences from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Parahyangan Catholic University in Indonesia.

Au has a unique blend of technical, managerial and academic experiences in industry, consulting and academia. In industry, he worked as a database programmer and later as a software engineer where he worked with a number of clients on their financial, accounting and parts inventory information systems. He also oversaw a group of network and system engineers who managed a wide-area-networked information system infrastructure at one of the largest coal mining companies in the world in Borneo, Indonesia.

In consulting, he managed a number of projects designing and developing an online banking application software as well as implementing SAP’s financial, accounting, material management and production planning modules. In the 1990s, when the Internet was in its infancy, Au worked with a couple of investors to start up and manage an Internet service provider company. He has also managed various large-scale IS/IT projects and infrastructures.

Au’s areas of research include economics of information systems, cyber security, technology adoption, mobile applications (including mobile payments), cloud computing and big data technology, and crowd sourcing. His research has appeared in a number of leading information systems journals and conference proceedings. His areas of teaching include telecommunications and web application security, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Office Location

Parker College of Business room 2202A
Phone: 912-478-5999

Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: 4/25/2023