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Associate Professor Pak Poon

PhD (Melb), CISA, MIEEE, MACM
Associate Professor - ICT
School of Engineering and Technology
(03)9616 0693
Melbourne
School of Engineering & Technology, CQUniversity - Room 6.15, Level 6
120 Spencer Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
About Me

Before joining CQUniversity in June 2018, Dr. Poon worked at RMIT University (2016-2018) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1999-2016).

Dr. Poon has a diverse range of research interests, including software engineering (particularly software testing); information systems security, control & audit; IT in education; end user computing; e-commerce; and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. He has published in top-tier venues, including IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on ReliabilityIEEE Transactions on Education, ACM Computing Surveys, and Communications of the ACM.

Dr. Poon has served as a Reviewer for various journals such as IEEE Transactions on Reliability; IEEE Transactions on EducationDecision Support Systems; Journal of Systems & Software; Software: Practice & Experience; Information & Software Technology; International Journal of Information Management; Software Testing, Verification & Reliability; and IET Software. He has also served as a Guest Editor for two special issues of the Journal of Systems & Software, and is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Organizational & End User Computing, the International Journal of End-User Computing & Development, the International Journal of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management, and the International Journal of R&D Innovation Strategy. Furthermore, he served in the editorial board of the ISACA Journal: The Source for IT Governance Professionals (formerly Information Systems Control Journal).

General
Universities Studied At

  • The University of Melbourne (PhD Software Engineering, 1996-2000)
  • RMIT University (Master of Business: Information Technology, 1991-1992)
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Higher Diploma in Systems Analysis, 1984-1987)

Universities Worked At

  • RMIT University (2016-2018)
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1999-2016)

Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award from the Information Systems Audit & Control Association in the USA (2005-2008)
  • Michael Cangemi Best Article / Book Award, Information Systems Control Journal (2001) *** This award recognizes "individuals for major contributions to the field of information systems audit, control & security, and it is granted by two-thirds approval of the Board of the Information Systems Audit & Control Association in the USA." ***
  • Melbourne Research Scholarship, The University of Melbourne (1996-1999)
  • The Applied Information Systems Award for Excellence, RMIT University (1992) *** Granted to the top student completing the Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Systems ***

Previous teaching

I have been teaching in the university sector since 1999 at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Courses that I had taught include: information systems security, control & audit; management information systems; accounting information systems; decision support systems; contemporary issues in ICT.

Professional Experience

  • IT Audit Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways (1994-1996)
  • Systems Development Manager, Jardine Matheson Limited (1993-1994)
  • Senior EDP Auditor / EDP Audit Supervisor, Jardine Matheson Limited (1990-1991)
  • EDP Auditor, Chase Manhattan Bank (1989)
  • Programmer / EDP Auditor, JP Morgan (1987-1989)

Professional Memberships

  • Associate, Australian Computer Society (since 2016)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (since 2001)
  • Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (since 1999)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Information Systems Audit & Control Association (since 1992)
  • Platinum Member, Information Systems Audit & Control Association (since 1990)

Responsibilities

  • ICT Research Seminar Coordinator (Melbourne Campus), School of Engineering & Technology, CQUniversity (since 2018)
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator, School of Business IT & Logistics, RMIT University (2016-2018)
  • Academic Team Leader of Information Systems, School of Accounting & Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2005-2016)
  • Chair, Departmental Learning & Teaching Committee, School of Accounting & Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2010-2014)

Editor

  • Special Issue Guest Editor, Journal of Systems & Software (2017 & 2021)
  • Editorial Review Board, International Journal of End-User Computing & Development (since 2019)
  • Editorial Review Board, International Journal of R&D Innovation Strategy (since 2018)
  • Editorial Review Board, International Journal of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management (since 2017)
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Organizational & End User Computing (since 2016)
  • Editorial Board, ISACA Journal: The Source for IT Governance Professionals (formerly Information Systems Control Journal ) (2002-2009)

Consultancy Work

  • Designed & developed training materials (related to software project management & ISO-9000 Series of Standards) for International Institute for Software Technology, United Nations (2000)
  • Invited Member, Information Technology Committee, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (2000)

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Software

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Education

Education Systems - Higher Education
Particularly Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

Information And Computing Sciences

Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing - Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing not elsewhere classified

Information And Computing Sciences

Computer Software - Software Engineering
Particularly Software Quality & Testing

Information And Computing Sciences

Information Systems - Information Systems Development Methodologies

Information And Computing Sciences

Other Information and Computing Sciences - Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Computer & Information Systems Security & Audit

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