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Ritesh Chugh

GCTertEd, GDInfSys, MInfSys, PhD | SMIEEE, SMACS, MABPMP
Discipline Lead (Information Systems and Analysis) | Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Technology
LEAP Centre (Learning, Equity, Access and Participation)
(03) 9616 0535
Melbourne
Melbourne 3000 VIC Australia - 120 Spencer Street
(Room 6.20 / Level 6)
About Me

Ritesh Chugh is a senior lecturer and discipline leader (Information Systems and Analysis) in the School of Engineering and Technology. He teaches to both undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of Information Systems (IS) Management, Process Analysis, Design and Management and IS Project Management. Ritesh is an enthusiastic and committed educationalist who has been awarded several academic and teaching awards to recognise his teaching excellence, commitment to improved student outcomes and engagement in reflective learning and teaching activities. His work experience in the higher education sector has predominantly been in multi-cultural educational settings, which has provided him with both a domestic and global flair.

Ritesh is also an active researcher and has published articles in international refereed journals and contributed to several book chapters. He has presented and published papers in many peer-reviewed international conferences too. He has also been a peer reviewer, program committee member, session chair and program committee chair for multiple international refereed conferences thus providing a wide range of service diversity to the academic community. Ritesh is also the co-recipient of various learning and teaching grants. He has been interviewed multiple times on radio talkback shows and received media attention for his work in many outlets such as The Age, The Australian, The Conversation, SBS and Sydney Morning Herald.

He takes a multidisciplinary social approach in his research endeavours, focusing on management of information systems, knowledge management, tacit knowledge ubiquity, social media, project management, electronic commerce and information and communication technology education. As a researcher and educationalist with many years of experience, Ritesh has contributed to varied research and pedagogical outcomes.

Ritesh is a senior member of IEEE and the Australian Computer Society. He holds a membership of IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Green ICT Community too. He was also the chair of the Melbourne Campus Sustainability Committee which focussed on environmental sustainability awareness, periodic sustainability initiatives, opportunities for new ideas and teaching real-world relevance of sustainability in class.

Ritesh also contributes to social goodness via volunteering for multiple social groups and partakes in many community engagement programs.

General
Awards

§ Commendation in CQUniversity Student Voice Awards for Educator of the Year 2018.

§Commendation in CQUniversity Student Voice Awards for On-Campus Educator of the Year 2018.

§ Commendation in CQUniversity Student Voice Awards for Educator of the Year 2017.

§ Commendation in 2016 CQUniversity Student Voice Awards.

§ Recipient of Lalor Hero Community Volunteer Award 2016.

§ Recipient of CQUniversity 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Good Practice in Learning and Teaching.

§ Finalist for the CQUniversity 2014 Opal Awards for Excellence in Engagement in the category of Engaged Service (Engagement through Sustainability).

§ Nominated for the 2012 CQUniversity Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (Tier 2).

§ Recipient of Dr Martand Joshi Staff Award (CQUniversity) 2011 in recognition of research contribution to International Education.

§ Recipient of CMS/CQUniversity Melbourne’s 2010 Teaching Excellence Award (voted by students).

§ Nominated in the top ten lecturers list at CQUniversity, based on voting for the UniJobs '2010 lecturer of the year' initiative.

§ Nominated for the Campus Director’s 2010 Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.

§ Recipient of CMS/CQUniversity Melbourne’s 2009 Gold Hawk Award (Employee of the Year).

§ National finalist; named in the 'top 10' lecturers of CQUniversity, based on voting for the UniJobs '2009 lecturer of the year' initiative.

§ Recipient of CQUniversity Melbourne’s 2008 Condor Award for Teaching Excellence.

§ Recipient of CQUniversity’s 2007 Faculty/Pro-Vice-Chancellors’ portfolios/AIC Tier One Award for teaching excellence.

§ Nominated for CQUniversity’s Melbourne Campus 2006 Mort Gold Teaching Award.

§ Recipient of Campus Director’s Award for excellence in studies and leadership upon completion of Graduate Diploma in Information Systems (CQU).

§ Best Paper Award at the International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW 2013).

Media Citations

13 CQU staff on Lecturer of the Year list (CQUniNEWS, June 18, 2008)

Melbourne Campus hosts CMS Excellence Awards (CQUniNEWS, December 8, 2008)

Thousands pass CQUniversity expo stand (CQUniNEWS, April 2, 2009)

CQUni's lecturers on top list (CQUniNEWS, September 25, 2009)

Recent Seminars at Melbourne Campus (CQUniNEWS, October 5, 2009)

Guest speaker suggests 'engaging, capturing and entertaining students' (CQUniNEWS, April 28, 2011)

Holiday work important for international students too (The Australian, November 18, 2011)

Leading debate to improve student prospects (CQUniNEWS, November 24, 2011)

Melbourne staff and students respond to the 'Batman Park' distress signal (CQUniNEWS, March 12, 2015)

Is it cheating to wear a smartwatch into an exam? (The Age, June 9, 2015)

Watches banned in exam rooms: Time to ring the alarm bells (CQUniNEWS, June 9, 2015)

Australian unis purge smartwatches from exams ( iTnews, June 16, 2015)

Apple watches banned from VCE exams (The Age, August 24, 2015)

Android Wear compatibility with iPhone makes wearables accessible (The Carolinian, September 9, 2015)

Hindi Learning Classes at Your Door Step. (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, November 20, 2015)

Bringing Hindi language classes to Melbourne’s Western suburbs (CQUniNEWS, November 25, 2015)

Hindi classes for Wyndham (Indian Link Newspaper, February 29, 2016)

Social Media: Is it a Blessing or Curse? (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, March 30, 2016)

Addicted to social media? Try an e-fasting plan (The Conversation, April 4, 2016)

Addicted to Social Media: Try e-fasting (Interview Podcast: ABC Far North Queensland, April 4, 2016)

Social media addicts could try some 'e-fasting' says CQUni academic (CQUniNEWS, April 4, 2016)

The article “Addicted to social media? Try an e-fasting plan” was subsequently republished by major news publications around Australia - The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, The Canberra Times, WA Today and SBS.

Ban watches (and other spy devices) in exams (Interview Podcast: Radio ECU, May 10, 2016)

Students are using ‘smart’ spy technology to cheat in exams (The Conversation, May 13, 2016)

Smart spy technology to cheat in exams (Interview Podcast: Newstalk ZB Auckland (New Zealand) radio, May 13, 2016)

Spy technology giving students an unfair advantage (Interview Podcast: 2SER community radio station, May 17, 2016)

Identify risk earlier in the business process life cycle (CQUniNEWS, May 30, 2016)

Universities banning students from wearing watches during exams (The Courier Mail, June 4, 2016) & ( The Herald Sun, June 4, 2016)

Hi-tech devices for cheating in exams (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, June 3, 2016)

Social media scams and protection (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, June 4, 2016)

Facebook using your name to advertise products (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, June 8, 2016)

Changing the world one online petition at a time: how social activism went mainstream (The Conversation, July 14, 2016)

Concerns for safety bring community together (SBS, July 17, 2016)

Tracking how social activism went 'mainstream' (CQUniNEWS, July 19, 2016)

Cricket tournament aims to raise awareness of homelessness (Star Weekly, August 17, 2016)

Using Digital Technologies for Social Good ( Interview Podcast: ABC Capricornia (Queensland) radio, October 19, 2016)

Support for Hindi language classes recognised with 'Hero' award (CQUniNEWS, October 28, 2016)

Ten Tips to Safely Use Public Wi-Fi (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, October 24, 2016)

From Kevin07 to #LockHerUp, social media proving both ‘powerful and dangerous’ (CQUniNEWS, November 28, 2016)

Social Media and Elections (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, November 30, 2016)

Explainer: What election candidates can and can't say on social media (The Age, January 16, 2017). This article appeared in major news publications around Australia – Brisbane Times, WA Today, Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times.

CQUNI Spotlight – Featuring Dr Ritesh Chugh (January 25, 2017)

Social good via social media (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, February 20, 2017)

Why nothing you do online is private anymore (NewsMail, April 19, 2017 - online). Sunshine Coast Daily

The Role and Use of Social Media in Higher Education (Higher Education Review, May 2017) - online & print

Big Brother is watching you (NewsMail, April 20, 2017 -print)

Technology students are using to cheat in exams (Interview Podcast: ABC Radio Brisbane, May 5, 2017 (by Kelly Higgins-Devine for the Afternoon program).

Cyberbullying: what is it and how to get help (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, May 24, 2017)

Online Quizzes are Harvesting Personal Info, Warns CQUni Researcher (CQUniNEWS, May 30, 2017)

Facebook quizzes and privacy (Interview Podcast: ABC Radio Perth, May 30, 2017 (by Belinda Varischetti for the Drive program)

The menace of online quizzes on social media (Interview Podcast: 6PR882 News Talk (Perth), May 30, 2017 by Oliver Peterson)

Online Facebook quizzes: Beware! (Interview Podcast: ABC Radio Capricornia Queensland, May 31, 2017 by Inga Stunzner for the Mornings Program)

Caution advised against online social media quizzes (Interview Podcast: ABC Radio Northern Tasmania, May 31, 2017 by Hilary Burden for the Drive Program)

One year on, is Australia’s cybersecurity strategy on track? Experts respond (The Conversation, June 2, 2017)

Facebook is fighting social media identity theft in India, but it’s a global problem (The Conversation, August 1, 2017)

CQUniversity lecturer giving back as multicultural advocate in diverse outer Melbourne (CQUniNEWS, September 27, 2017)

World leaders with most fake followers on Twitter revealed (SBS, March 15, 2018)

Are you ready? Here is everything that Google knows about you (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, May 18, 2018)

Backlog of confiscated phones, computers and hard drives delaying police prosecutions by up to several years (The Advertiser, July 9, 2018)

Yes or no to screens in schools? (Part 1) (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, July 27, 2018)

Yes or no to screens in schools - what do Government guidelines say? (Part 2) (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, July 27, 2018)

'Stealth doorway': China's stunning server hack shows its true hand (Sydney Morning Herald, October 9, 2018). This article appeared in major news publications around Australia – The Age, Brisbane Times, WA Today, The Canberra Times.

Is your phone telling you it might be time for a micro-detox? (The Age, November 29, 2018). This article appeared in major news publications around Australia – Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, WA Today, The Canberra Times.

Students warned to be careful as they prepare for university life (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, February 8, 2019)

E-fasting and winding down our social media use (Interview Podcast: ABC Radio Coffs and Mid North Coast, February 21, 2019 by Fiona Poole)

All publicly funded research could soon be free for you, the taxpayer, to read (The Conversation, February 25, 2019)

Is Australia selling Permanent Residence: Cost for international students? (Indus Age, March 4, 2019)

Plan S open access gains momentum (Interview Podcast: The Wire, April 1, 2019)

If you are worried about ‘stupid ‘social media posts, here is how to find and delete them (Interview Podcast: SBS Radio, May 7, 2019)

Professional Experience

International Conference Program Committee Member and Reviewer

International Conference on Computer Science and Logistics Engineering, 11-13 November, 2011, Zhengzhou, China.

International Conference on Sensor Network and Mobile Computing ,11-13 November, 2011, Zhengzhou, China.

IEEE International Conference on Economic Management and Information Engineering Technology(ICEMIE2011) 26-27 December, 2011 Xi’an, China.

2nd Journal Conference on Social Science and Humanity, 5-6, May, 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Second International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications, 16-18, May, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

IEEE International Conference on Engineering Technology and Economic Management, 21-22, May, 2012, Zhengzhou, China.

The World Congress on E-Commerce and Business on the Web (WCEBW2012), 27-29, August, 2012, London, United Kingdom.

2nd International Conference on Management, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, 21-23, September, 2012, Beijing, China.

2nd International Conference on Sensor and the Internet of Things (SIOT 2012), 19-21, October, 2012, Zhengzhou, China.

The International Conference on Computing, Networking and Digital Technologies(ICCNDT 2012), 11-13, November, 2012, Bahrain.

International Conference on Digital Contents and Applications, 16-19, December, 2012, Kangwondo, Korea.

Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC 2013), Jan. 30- Feb. 1, 2013, Dubai, UAE.

The Second International Conference on Digital Enterprise and Information Systems (DEIS 2013), 4-6, March, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

International Conference on Economic Science and Management Engineering (ESME 2013), 25-26, May, 2013, Seoul, South Korea.

The Fourth International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL2013), 8-10, July, 2013, Ostrava, Czech Reprofile.

3rd International Conference on Sensor and the Internet of Things (SIOT 2013), 13-15, September, 2013, Tainan City, China.

The Second International Conference on Informatics & Applications (ICIA2013), 23-25, September, 2013, Lodz, Poland.

The International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC 2013), 23-25, October, 2013, Dubai, UAE.

The Second International Conference on Informatics Engineering & Information Science (ICIEIS2013), 12-14, November, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2nd International Conference on Innovation and Information Management(ICIIM 2014), 12-13 January, 2014, Phuket, Thailand.

2nd International Conference on Information and Computer Networks (ICICN 2014), 12-13, January, 2014, Phuket, Thailand.

2nd International Conference on Digital Information Processing, E-Business and Cloud Computing (DIPECC2014), 9-11, April, 2014, Dubai, UAE.

International Conference on Computing Technology and Information Management (ICCTIM2014), 10-12, April, 2014, Dubai, UAE.

IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Communication Engineering, 11-13, July, 2014, Seoul, South Korea.

3rd International Conference on Informatics Engineering and Information Science (ICIEIS2014), 22-24, September, 2014, Lodz, Poland.

3rd International Conference on Digital Contents and Applications (DCA 2014), 20-23, December, 2014, Hainan Island, China.

IEEE/INFORMS International Conference on Information Systems and Management Science (ICISMS 2015), 24-25, January, 2015, Jeju Island, South Korea.

3rd International Conference on Digital Information, Networking, and Wireless Communications (DINWC2015), 3-5, February, 2015, Moscow, Russia.

7th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and Online Learning (eLmL 2015), 22 – 27, February, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

International Conference and Workshop on Communication Computing & Virtualization (ICWCCV 2015), 27-28, February, 2015, Maharashtra, India.

3rd International Conference on Recent Trends in Computing (ICRTC 2015), 12-13, March, 2015, Ghaziabad, India.

The Fifth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2015), 7-9, October, 2015, Sierre, Switzerland.

ProjMAN - International Conference on Project MANagement, 7-9, October, 2015, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal.

International Conference on Natural Disasters and Emergency Management (ICNDEM 2015), 4-6, November, 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria.

9th IEEE International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies” (ICOSST-2015), 17-19. December, Lahore, Pakistan.

8th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2016), 24 – 28, April, 2016, Venice, Italy.

3rd International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Social Media (CSCESM2016), 13 – 15, May, 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2nd International Conference on Big-data, Internet of things, and Zero-size intelligence (BIZ2016), 26 – 28, July, Manchester, United Kingdom.

ProjMAN – 4th International Conference on Project MANagement, 5-7, October, 2016, Porto, Portugal.

8th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (KMIS), 9-11 November, 2016, Porto, Portugal.

International Conference on Advanced Informatics for Computing Research (ICAICR-2017), 17-18 March, 2017, Punjab, India.

9th International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL 2017), 19 – 23, March, 2017, Nice, France.

7th International MCETECH Conference on e-Technologies, 17-19 May 2017, Ottawa, Canada.

4th International Conference on Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Social Media (CSCESM2017), 11-13 October 2017, Manila, Philippines.

9th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (KMIS), 1-3 November, 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

ProjMAN – 5th International Conference on Project MANagement, 8-10 November 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

10th International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, 8-10 January, 2018, Sydney, Australia.

7th International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Applications, 8-10 January, 2018, Sydney, Australia.

International Conference on Information Management and Processing (ICIMP 2018), 10-12 January, 2018, London, UK

10th International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management (eKNOW 2018), 25 – 29, March, 2018, Rome, Italy.

4th International Conference on Information Management (ICIM 2018), 25 -27 May, 2018, Oxford, UK.

5th International Conference on Innovations in Business and Management (ICIBM 2018), 13 -15 June, 2018, Hong Kong.

5th European Conference on Social Media (ECSM 2018), 21 – 22 June, 2018, Limerick, Ireland.

ProjMAN – 6th International Conference on Project MANagement, 7-9 November 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.

9th International Conference on E-business, Management and Economics (ICEME 2018), 2-4 August, 2018, Waterloo, Canada.

10th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (KMIS), 18-20 September, 2017, Seville, Spain.

12th IEEE International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies” (ICOSST-2018), 19-21 December, 2018, Lahore, Pakistan.

IEEE 3rd International Conference on Communication and Information Systems (ICCIS 2018), 28-30 December, 2018, Singapore.

2nd International Conference on Information Management and Processing (ICIMP 2019), 4-6 January, Laxenburg, Austria.

11th International Conference on Information, Process, and Knowledge Management (eKNOW 2019), 24 – 28, February, 2019, Athens, Greece.

International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE 2019), 15-18 March, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

5th International Conference on Information Management (ICIM 2019), 24 -27 March, 2019, Cambridge, UK.

Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2019), 15-17 April 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark.

18th World Conference on Applied Science Engineering and Technology (WCASET - 19), 18-19 April 2019, Manila, Philippines.

3rd International Conference on E-commerce, E-Business and E-Government (ICEEG 2019), 18-21 June 2019, Lyon, France.

16th International Conference on e-Business (ICE-B 2019), 26-28 July 2019, Prague, Czech Reprofile.

10th Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology (CSEIT 2019), 1-2 August, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.

3rd International Conference on Business and Information Management (ICBIM 2019), 12-24 September, Paris, France.

10th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing (KMIS), 17-19 September, 2019, Vienna, Austria.

ProjMAN – 7th International Conference on Project MANagement, 16-18 October 2019, Sousse, Tunisia.

IEEE 4th International Conference on Communication and Information Systems (ICCIS 2019), 21-23 December, 2019, Wuhan, China.

International Conference Chair

3rd International Conference on Innovation and Information Management (ICIIM 2015), 17-18 January, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

International Conference Co-Chair

International Conference on Computational Strategies for Next Generation Technologies (NEXTCOM-2017), 25-26 November 2017, Jalandhar, India.

International Conference on Advanced Informatics for Computing Research (ICAICR-2017), 14-15 July, 2018, Shimla, India. (Technical Program Co-Chair)

International Conference Program Chair

2nd International Conference on Innovation and Information Management (ICIIM 2014), 12-13 January, 2014, Phuket, Thailand.

3rd International Conference on Innovation and Information Management (ICIIM 2015), 17-18 January, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Fifth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC2015), 7-9, October, 2015, Sierre, Switzerland.

4th International Conference on Innovation and Information Management (ICIIM 2016), 18-19, January, 2016, Brisbane, Australia.

6th International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Applications, 20-23, January, 2017, Canberra, Australia.

International Conference Session Chair

International Conference on Innovation and Information Management (ICIIM 2013), 19-20 January, 2013, Singapore.

2nd International Conference on Innovation and Information Management (ICIIM 2014), 12-13 January, 2014, Phuket, Thailand.

24th International Business Information Management Conference (IBIMA 2014), 6-7 November, 2014, Milan, Italy.

3rd International Conference on Innovation and Information Management (ICIIM 2015), 17-18 January, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

7th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, 12-14 November, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.

17th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 2016), 1-2 September, 2016, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

Keynote Speaker

Tacit Knowledge Sharing in Australian Universities @ 2nd International Conference on Innovation and Information Management(ICIIM 2014), 12-13 January, 2014, Phuket, Thailand.

Sharing Tacit Knowledge @ 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Information Management (ICIIM 2015), 17-18 January, 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Editorial Board Member

International Journal of Digital Contents and Application

International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology (IJIMT)
International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation ( Associate Editor: 2018 - )

Committee Membership

CQUni Melbourne Campus Sustainability Committee Chair (2013 - 2017)

CQUni Victoria Academic Growth and Development Committee Member (2015 - )

CQUni Academic Board Member (March 2017 - July 2019); Reelected for a second term (July 2019 - )

CQUni ICT Program Committee Member (2017 - )

Government Membership

Member of Wyndham City Council's Learning City Portfolio Committee (2017 - )

Member of Victorian Multicultural Commission’s (VMC) Regional Advisory Council for the North West Metropolitan Region (2017 - )

Professional Memberships

ü Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Certified Professional

ü Senior Member of IEEE

ü Senior Member of IEEE Computer Society

ü Executive Member of Association for Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP) - Vice President of Membership

Responsibilities

ü Discipline Leader

ü Lecturing

ü Coordination

ü Research


Industry Reports

Project team member: CQUniversity Melbourne, $1,80,000

Project: Achieving Packaging Recycling Excellence at Victorian Universities – Setting the National Benchmark, National Packaging Covenant Industry Association

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Information Systems
  • Education Systems
  • Business and Management

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
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 - Business Information Systems

Education

Education Systems - Higher Education

Information And Computing Sciences

Information Systems - Information Systems Management

Information And Computing Sciences

Information Systems - Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Knowledge Management

Information And Computing Sciences

Information Systems - Information Systems Organisation

Information And Computing Sciences

Information Systems - Information Systems Theory

Information And Computing Sciences

Library and Information Studies - Social and Community Informatics

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