Ikpe Justice Akpan obtained his Ph.D. from Lancaster University in 2006. His research interests include computer simulation, data analytics, information visualization, and applications. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. For further details about his scholarship and other information, please click on the relevant menu links on this page.
Ph.D., MS/OR, Lancaster University, UK, MS, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2001., BS, University of Calabar, 1997.
Virtual Reality, 3D visualization and computer simulation, Business process design and systems engineering/re-engineering, Performance measuring and resource utilization, Decision support systems (DSS), Business intelligence (BI), E-Business operations, Strategies and enterprise, Electronic/Internet communications, web-based solutions, economic/social environments
Akpan, I.J., Shanker, M and Razavi, R. (accepted). Improving the success of simulation projects using 3D visualization and virtual reality. Journal of The Operational Research Society (JORS), T&F. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2019.1641649
Razavi, R. Gharipour, A. Fleury, M. and Akpan, I.J. (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, I.J. and 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. and Akpan, I.J. (2018) Large-Scale Study of Occupancy Detection of Residential Buildings Using Smart Meter Data. Energy and Buildings, 183(2019), 195-208. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.11.025
Akapn, I. J., & Akpan, A. A. (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, J. I., & 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 of evidence from research and practice. Compu
Akpan, I. J. (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. 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.