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Abebe Rorissa

CCI Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor & Director

Pronouns: He/Him/His
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  • Information Science, Ph.D., University of North Texas
  • Information Science, MSIS, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Digital Image Management, CAS (Post Masters), University of North Texas
  • Mathematics, BS, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Areas of Expertise:

  • Information Technology Adoption and Impact
  • Visual Information Management and Retrieval
  • Social Informatics
  • Measurement and Scale Development
  • Applied Data Science

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

“The School’s excellent students, world-class faculty, highly qualified and dedicated staff, and alumni who are leaders in the field.”

Professional memberships:

  • ASIS&T
  • ALA

Five select publications:

  • Russo, D., & Rorissa, A. (2020). The need for addressing multilingualism, ambiguity and interoperability for visual resources management across metadata platforms. First Monday, 26(1).
  • Alajmi, M. A., & Rorissa, A. (2018). E-environments in the Gulf Cooperation Council States: An analysis of the literature. IFLA Journal, 44(1), 56–73.
  • Assefa, S., & Rorissa, A. (2013). A bibliometric mapping of the structure of STEM education using co-word analysis. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 64(12), 2513–2536.
  • Rorissa, A., Demissie, D., & Pardo, T. (2011). Benchmarking e-government: A comparison of frameworks for computing e-government index and ranking. Government Information Quarterly, 28(3), 354-362.
  • Rorissa, A. (2010). A comparative study of flickr tags and index terms in a general image collection. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61(11), 2230-2242.