Frada Burstein

Frada Burstein

Director, Knowledge Management Research Program
Director, Monash Knowledge Management Laboratory
Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University

Office H7.61, Monash University, Caulfield Campus
Melbourne VIC 3145, Australia
Postal address PO Box 197, Caulfield East
Victoria, 3145 Australia

Phone + 61 3 9903 2011
Fax +61 3 9903 1077
Email Frada.Burstein AT

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MSci(ApplMath) Tbilisi State University, PhD USSR Academy of Sciences, MACS, MAIS

I graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics of Tbilisi State University, Georgia, USSR in 1978. I have completed my PhD course in the Institute of Cybernetics, Georgian Academy of Science (the Branch of USSR Academy of Sciences). My PhD thesis was titled "Research and Development of Man-Machine Procedures for Multicriteria Decision Making (using vector preference relations)". Having completed my doctoral degree in 1981 I have a professional academic career of more than thirty years. This includes an extensive research in the areas of decision theory and decision support systems. Since 1992 I have been working with the Department of Information Systems of the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. I am currently a Director of Knowledge Management Research Program and a Laboratory at the Caulfield School of IT. My husband, Professor Arkady Zaslavsky is also a member of the same school. He is currently Chaired Professor @ Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.


Academic Service

Conferences and Professional Associations

  • Steering Committee Member and Conference Program Co-Chair for the 16th IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems (DSS'12)
  • Elected 2nd Vice Chair of the IFIP Working Group 8.3 (until 31 December 2013)
  • Australian Council of Professors and Heads of Information Systems (ACPHIS) executive committee member and medal convenor
  • Steering Committee Member and Doctoral Consortium Chair for the 15th IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems (DSS'10)
  • Doctoral Consortium Chair for the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS'09)
  • Program Co-Chair for the Australian Conference on Knowledge Management and Intelligent Decision Support (ACKMIDS'08)
  • Executive Committee Member, Australian Council of Professors & Heads of Information Systems (ACPHIS)
  • Board Member of the Association of Information Systems Special Interest Group in DSS (SIG DSS)
  • Secretary for the IFIP WG 8.3 Decision Support Systems

Editorial Boards and Other Professional Engagements

Research Students


  • Jill Owen – PhD (Joint Supervisor: Dr Henry Linger)
  • Stan Agombar – DBA (Associate Supervisor Dr Henry Linger)
  • Kate Lazarenko – PhD (Joint Supervisor: A/Prof Julie Fisher)
  • Grace (Jue) Xie – PhD (Associate Supervisors: Dr Joanna Evans and Prof Sue McKemmish)
  • Bang Viet Nguyen – PhD (Joint Supervisor: A/Prof Julie Fisher)
  • Abeer Sandher – PhD (Main Supervisor)
  • Hamid Pousti – PhD (Associate Supervisor: Dr Henry Linger)
  • Tao Guo – PhD (Associate Supervisor: Dr Campbell Wilson)


  • Shane Grisby – PhD (Associate Supervisor: A/Prof Julie Fisher) – under examination
  • Fonny Sujanto – PhD completed in 2010 (Associate Supervisor: Andrzej Ceglowski, BusEco)
  • Richard Zanner – PhD completed in 2010 (Associate Supervisors: Dr Henry Linger and Dr Kerry Tanner)
  • Ligia Ionesku – MIMS (Research) completed in 2007 (Associate Supervisor: Dr Henry Linger)
  • Kerry Tanner – PhD completed in 2005 (Joint Supervisor: Professor Don Schauder)
  • Neha Padmanabhan – MIMS(Research) completed in 2006 (Associate Supervisor: Dr Leonid Churilov)
  • Suzanne Zyngier – PhD completed in 2007 (Associate Supervisor:A/Professor Judy McKay, Swinburne University)
  • Chris Manning – PhD completed in 2006 (Principal Supervisor: Prof Ron Webber)
  • Simran Sohal – BIS(Honours) completed in 2006, Second Class Honours
  • Sergio Viademonte – PhD completed in 2004 (Associate Supervisor: Dr Ilona Jagielska)
  • Bernard Terrill – PhD completed in 2004 (Principal Supervisor Professor Andy Flitman, School of Business Systems)
  • Jane Moon – MIMS(Research) completed 2004 (Principal Supervisor: A/Prof Julie Fisher), First Class Honours
  • Jessica Smith – BIS(Honours) completed 2004 (Associate Supervisor: Dr Henry Linger)
  • Antuanette Handley – MIMS(Hons) (Associate Supervisor Dr Kirsty Williamson)
  • Patrick Cao – PhD completed in 2003 (Associate Supervisor: Dr Jocelyn San Pedro)
  • Gabby Fennessy – PhD completed in 2002 (Associate Supervisor: Professor Don Schauder)
  • Paranagama, Priyanka – PhD completed in 2000, accepted in 2002 (Associate Supervisor: Professor David Arnott)
  • Raya Shtalman – Second Class Honours (Associate Supervisor: Henry Linger)
  • Yinmin Chung – MIMS(Research) (Principal supervisor - Dr Henry Linger) completed in 2006, Second Class Honours
  • Bruno Blanchard – MIMS(Hons) (Associate Supervisor: Kerry Tanner)
  • Suzanne Zyngier – MIMS(Research) completed in 2002, first class Honours
  • Clyde Cook – MIMS(Hons) completed in 2003 (Associate Supervisor: Henry Linger)



Research Interests

Current Projects

Completed Projects

The list of completed research projects can be found here.

Recent Research Publications and Reports

A selected list of my publications since 1995 is available on my publications list page. You can request a copy by email Frada.Burstein AT

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