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Idris Adjerid

Assistant Professor


Idris Adjerid is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Mendoza College of Business. His research focuses on applications of behavioral economics to privacy decision making and the impact of health information technology on patient outcomes and healthcare costs. He received a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Heinz College of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, and both an M.B.A. and B.S. in Business information Technology from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies, he worked for four years as a senior analyst at the Government Accountability Office in Washington D.C., with a focus on privacy, security, and data mining. He teaches courses on the strategic uses of information technology and network security and privacy.




  • Networking and Security
  • Strategic IT Applications


"Gone in 15 seconds: The limits of privacy transparency and control.," (with Alessandro Acquisti, Laura Brandimarte),  Security & Privacy, IEEE, 11, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)01, 2013, 72-74.


Alessandro Acquisti, Rema Padman, Rahul Telan, Julia Adler-Milstein, "The Impact of Privacy Regulation on Technology Adoption: The Case of Health Information Exchanges."