Reza Mousavi is an assistant professor of business information systems and an assistant professor of data science and business analytics in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte. His research interests include data science and business analytics, the societal impacts of social media, economics of social media, user-generated content and healthcare information systems. Dr. Mousavi's research has appeared in Information Systems Research and also been presented at ICIS, CIST, HICSS and AMCIS. His work won the best paper award (work-in-progress) at AMCIS 2014 and nominated for the best paper award at HICSS 2015. Additionally, his work has been featured in The Washington Times. Dr. Mousavi’s teaching interests include data science and business analytics from both technical (data science methods and big data platforms) and organizational (business value of analytics, business analytics governance, …) perspectives. Previously Dr. Mousavi worked as a lead data scientist at State Farm Insurance Company where he lead a variety of data science projects. He also held managerial and research positions in higher education. He received his Ph.D from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. He also received his MBA degree from The University of Tehran and his B.Sc. degree in engineering from Sharif University of Technology.