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Dr. Tasadduq Imam

MBA (Uni. Liverpool), Grad Cert in Politics and Policy (Deakin), Grad Cert in Tertiary Education (CQU), PhD (Monash), M.Sc. (BUET), B.Sc.(BUET)
School of Business and Law
Centre for Regional Economies and Supply Chains
Melbourne - L4, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
About Me

Dr Tasadduq Imam is a multidisciplinary academic with a background in computer science & engineering and business management. He further holds degrees in politics and policy and tertiary education. He joined CQUniversity in 2009 as a Postdoc Research Fellow in the Centre for Intelligent & Networked Systems and subsequently joined the School of Business & Law as an academic staff in 2012. He is currently located at the Melbourne campus of the university. In his current role, he teaches in the finance discipline and has won multiple teaching awards for his creative approaches to making cognitively challenging finance subjects engaging. His research interests, aligned with his multidisciplinary background, relate to machine learning, financial management, and business management issues and correspond to the broad umbrella of business automation and analytics.  He is affiliated with multiple professional bodies, has been involved in a national curriculum review program, and is an active reviewer for multiple top journals added to his editorship roles. He has won or been part of multiple internal and external research grants, including over $1.5m in external funding. He also has a successful track record in supervising RHD students across multiple business management and computer science areas, with multiple completions. He is also a regular author in top-quality journals.

Please note his Google Scholar profile below for his latest publication list and research metrics:


Please note his research interests. If you would like to work with him, especially in the area of computational finance, fintech, financial literacy, business analytics, machine learning, and data mining, please let him know.



  • Dean's Commendation for Research Excellence, 2023.
  • Fellowship of the Advance HE, 2022.
  • (Tier 2) Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Learning & Teaching, 2018.
  • (Tier 1) Vice-Chancellor's Award for Good Practice in Learning & Teaching, 2014.
  • Commendations for teaching, almost every year, 2013-2022. 
  • MGS scholarship, Monash University, 2004-7.
  • MIPRS scholarship, Monash University, 2004-8.
  • Gold Medal for academic performance in Masters, BUET.

Professional Memberships

· Member, Statistical Society of Australia.

· Member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)

· Academic Member, Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

· Member, Statistical Society of Australia (SSA)

· Certified Professional Member, Australian Computer Society (ACS)

· Member, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)

· Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)


Key Achievements

  • Over $1.5m in external funding as a CI 

Engagements & Respective Achievements

  • Invitation and participation in the Peer Review Portal 2021 curriculum review program. 
  • Well-acknowledged as a reviewer for multiple journals. Some of his review records are at:
  • Was invited and acted as a reviewer for top competitive grant schemes.

External Committee:

  • Chaired the CPD committee of the Statistical Society of Australia until 2022 and is continuing as a CPD coordinator as part of its Executive Committee. 


Computer Software

Have software development and project lead experience. 


  • Guest Editor, Special Issue of Applied Sciences on “Artificial Intelligence for Attack Detection, Financial Services, and Biometrics”, 2023.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the STEM Education Journal since 2021. 


Recent Research Projects
Applying machine learning to develop a smart and engaging chatbot to increase physical activity and improve health (APP2012704)
From: 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2025
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 1: Aust Competitive Grant)
Funding Scheme: NHMRC Ideas Grants 2021
Total Funding: $1,497,468.80
FinTechs: Friends or Foes? Perspectives of Australian accountants and financial advisers
From: 01/07/2020 to 16/05/2022
Grant: Competitive Grant (Category 3: Industry and Other)
Funding Scheme: AFAANZ Research Grant Scheme
Total Funding: $4,984.97
Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3502 Banking, Finance and Investment
  • 3599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
  • 4611 Machine learning
  • 4602 Artificial intelligence

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Research Interests
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Banking, Finance and Investment - Finance

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Business and Management - Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement


Econometrics - Economic Models and Forecasting

Information And Computing Sciences

Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing - Pattern Recognition and Data Mining

Information And Computing Sciences

Information Systems - Information Systems Management

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