Ikpe Justice Akpan obtained his Ph.D. from Lancaster University in 2006, focusing on Computer Simulation, Virtual Reality, and applications. His research interests include Operations Research for Healthcare, Medical Informatics, Computer Simulation, and Virtual Reality. Others are Decision Support Systems, Information Systems Strategies, Disruptive Technologies, and utilizing Data Science and Visual Analytics tools and techniques to solve business, family, and social issues. He currently serves in the Editorial Boards of two journals: Associate Editor of "Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship" and Topic Editor of "Systems" published by Routledge: Taylor & Francis and MDPI, respectively.
Ph.D., MS/OR, Lancaster University, 2006, MS, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2001, BS, University of Calabar, 1997.
Jogunola O, Morley C, Akpan IJ, Tsado Y, Adebisi B, Yao L. (2022). Commercial Building Energy Usage in a Post-COVID-19 World. IEEE Engineering Management Review. 50(1), 54-64. DOI:10.1109/EMR.2022.3146591. (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9695315)
Akpan IJ, Aguolu OG (2022). The Application of Data Science Techniques and Algorithms in Women Health Research. medRxiv, 1-30. 3/31/2022. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.27.22273006
Ratten V, St-Jean E, Brännback M, Carsrud A, Kiridena S, Akpan IJ. How to write a good entrepreneurship and small business article, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. DOI:10.1080/08276331.2022.2059983. Accepted: 3/28/2022. Routledge: T&F
Akpan IJ, Udoh EA, Adebisi B (2022). Small business awareness and adoption of State-of-the-Art technologies in emerging and developing markets, and lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. 34(2), 123-140. Routledge
Akpan IJ, Ezeume IC (2022). Four decades bibliometric analysis, science mapping, and visualization of the consequences of marital union dissolution on parents and children. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 63(1), 1-34. DOI:10.1080/10502556.2021.1993009.
Akpan IJ, Aguolu OG, Kobara YM, Razavi R, Akpan AA, Shanker M (2021). Assoc Between What People Learned About COVID-19 Using Web Searches and Behavior Toward Public Health Guidelines: Empirical Infodemiology Study. J of Med Internet Research, 23(9). 1-19.
Akpan IJ, Akpan AA (2021). Multiple criteria analysis of the popularity and growth of research and practice of visual analytics. International Transactions in Operational Research. 28(5), 2275–2298. https://doi.org/10.1111/itor.12952. Wiley.
Akpan IJ, Aguolu OG, Ezeume IC (2021). Overcoming the Challenge of Communicating the Concept and Science of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 to Non-experts. Challenge, 64(2), 117-131. DOI:10.1080/05775132.2021.1912984.
Akpan IJ, Soopramanien D, Kwak DHA (2021). Cutting-edge technologies for small business and innovation in the era of COVID-19 global health pandemic. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. 33(6), 607-617. DOI:10.1080/08276331.2020.1799294
Akpan IJ (2021). Scientometric Eval and Visual Analytics of the Scientific Literature Production on Entrepreneurship, Small Business Ventures and Innovation. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. 33(6), 717-745. DOI: 10.1080/08276331.2020.1786229.
Akpan IJ, Ibidunni AS (2021). Digitization and technological transformation of small business for sustainable development in the less developed and emerging economies. Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship. DOI:10.1080/08276331.2021.1924505.
Akpan IJ, Aguolu OG, Akpan AA (2021). An empirical analysis of what people learned about COVID-19 through web search and the impacts on misinformation and attitude towards public health safety guidelines, medRxiv. 33. 10.1101/2021.02.23.21252323
Akpan IJ, Shanker M, Razavi R (2020). Improving the success of simulation projects using 3D visualization and virtual reality. Journal of The Operational Research Society (JORS), 71(12), 1900-1926. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2019.1641649
Akpan IJ, Ezeume IC, Udomboso E, Ezeume A, Akpan AA (2020). An Analysis of the Conceptual Structure of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Using Network Analysis and Visual Analytics. Available at SSRN: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3593142
Akpan IJ, Ezeume IC (2020). The challenges faced by parents and children from divorce: A visual analytics approach. Challenge, 63(6), 365-377. DOI:10.1080/05775132.2020.1842025. Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Akpan IJ, Ezeume IC, Ezeume A, Akpan AA, Akpan EJ, Udomboso E (2020). Controlling the Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic: Can West Africa Weather the Storm? (April 15, 2020). Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3580473
Razavi R, Gharipour A, Fleury M, Akpan IJ (2019). A practical feature-engineering framework for electricity theft detection in smart grids. Applied Energy, 238(2019), 481-494. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.01.076
Akpan IJ, Shanker M (2019). A comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of virtual reality, 3D visualization, and 2D visual interactive simulation: An exploratory meta-analysis. Simulation, 95(2), 145-170. https://doi:10.1177/0037549718757039.
Razavi R, Gharipour A, Fleury M, Akpan IJ (2019). Occupancy detection of residential buildings using smart meter data: A large-scale study, Energy and Buildings, 183(2019), 195-208. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.11.025
Akapn IJ, Akpan AA (2017). A descriptive assessment of the impact of internet use on students’ learning outcomes in higher education in developing countries. International Journal of Education Research, 12(1), 45–54.
Akpan IJ, Shanker M (2017). The confirmed realities and myths about the benefits and costs of 3D visualization and virtual reality in discrete event modeling and simulation: A descriptive meta-analysis. Computers & Industrial Engineering, 112, 197-211.
Akpan IJ (2016). The Efficacy of Consulting Practicum in Enhancing Student' Readiness for Professional Career in Management Information Systems: An Empirical Analysis. Decision Sciences: Journal of Innovative Education, Wiley., 14(4), 412–440.
Akpan IJ, Brooks RJ (2014). Experimental Evaluation of User Performance on Two-dimensional and Three-dimensional Perspective Displays in Discrete Event Simulation, Decision Support Systems, 64(2014), pp14-30. Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2
Akpan IJ, Brooks RJ (2012). “Users’ Perceptions of the Relative Costs and Benefits of 3D and 2D Visual Displays in Simulation”. Simulation, 88(4), pp464-480. DOI:10.1177/0037549711423734. Sage.
Akpan IJ (2010). Virtual Reality, 3D Visualization and Simulation in Decision Support. In Strategic Advantage of Computing Information Systems in Enterprise Management, Ed. Majid Sarrafzadeh and Panagiotis Petratos, pp13-44, ATINER.
Akpan IJ (2009). Virtual Reality and Simulation for Safe Practices. In: Handbook of Safety and Lifesaving, Athens.
Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue: "Digital Transformation in Services Production Systems and Product Manufacturing," https://www.mdpi.com/journal/systems/special_issues/DTSPSPM. 2021-Ongoing.
Topic Editor, Systems (2020-Present): https://www.mdpi.com/journal/systems/topical_advisory_panel.
Guest Co-Editor: Special Issue: “Cutting-Edge Technologies for Small Business and Innovation.” Published in Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Volume 33, Issue 6, on behalf the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entre, Canada.
Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue: “State-of-the-Art Technology for Small Business in emerging and developing markets: Awareness, Adoption and Apparent Challenges.” 2019-2020: Articles Published online.