Dr Zaffar received his PhD in Information Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in 2010. Prior to joining LUMS as an Assistant Professor and Programme Coordinator for Management Science, he was a Visiting Lecturer in Information Technology Management in the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and an Associate member of the Graduate faculty in the Belk College of Business at UNCC. He has six years of teaching experience in the US in the areas of Information Systems and Operations Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include the development of decision support systems, technology and innovation diffusion; social networks and their impact on IS strategy and IS diffusion; agent-based computational economics, IS pedagogical issues and network location models in the context of disaster response and recovery systems. His research has appeared in several notable journals and conferences such as IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Decision Support Systems, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Annual Conference of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), International Conference on Marketing, Workshop on E-Business and Workshop on Information Technology Systems.