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Research funding
Supervising & teaching
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Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Data analytics for business applications
  • Social media analytics
  • Machine learning and AI

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Maria Prokofieva

Dr Maria Prokofieva is a senior lecturer at Victoria University Business School. She has also held academic positions at La Trobe University and Monash University, Australia.

She has a Bachelor in IT and Graduate Certificate in Accounting and her PhD is in the area of Business Information Systems (Russia).

With background in IT and Business. Maria is a quantitative researcher. Her areas of interest are:

  • data analytics
  • social media analytics
  • business intelligence and machine learning.

She is also interested in investigating in business application of data analytics and machine learning/AI.

Her outstanding work has appeared in top-tier outlets of the field, such as:

  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems
  • Journal of Information Systems
  • Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
  • Issues in Accounting Education.

Maria is passionate about using R/Python in academic research and everyday life. 

She is a member of:

  • Women Who Code
  • R Ladies Melbourne
  • Melbourne Users of R Network (MelbURN)
  • Melbourne Women in Machine Learning
  • Data Science and Data Science Melbourne.

She is also a Women in Data Science (WiDS) Ambassador.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor (IT), Russia
  • Bachelor (Education), Russia
  • Master (IT), Russia
  • PhD (IS/Business), Russia
  • GradCert (Accounting), La Trobe, Australia

Key publications

Year Citation
2019 Prokofieva, M., & Miah, S. (190905). Exploring social media analytics with R ACIS.
2011 Prokofieva, M. (110101). Student perception of effectiveness of wiki-based group projects in higher education (pp. 703-714). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: IBIMA.

Year Citation
2019 Prokofieva, M., & Miah, M. SJ. (190629). Blockchain in healthcare. Ajis : Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 23 (1-22).
2015 Prokofieva, M., Jackling, B., & Natoli, R. (150101). A tale of two cohorts: Identifying differences in group work perceptions. Asian Review of Accounting, 23(1), (68-85).

doi: 10.1108/ARA-10-2013-0063

2015 Prokofieva, M. (150101). Twitter-based dissemination of corporate disclosure and the intervening effects of firms visibility: Evidence from Australian- listed companies. Journal of Information Systems, 29(2), (107-136).

doi: 10.2308/isys-50994

2014 Prokofieva, M., & Clark, C. (140101). The effect of press visibility on voluntary disclosure: Cross-country evidence. Corporate Ownership and Control, 11(3), (72-82).

doi: 10.22495/cocv11i3p5

2013 Vysotskaya, A., & Prokofieva, M. (130501). The difficulties of teaching IFRS in Russia. Issues in Accounting Education, 28(2), (309-319).

doi: 10.2308/iace-50363

2013 Prokofieva, M. (130101). Evaluating types of students' interactions in a wiki-based collaborative learning project. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 29(4), (496-512).

doi: 10.14742/ajet.239

2011 Prokofieva, M. (110101). Student perception of effectiveness of wiki-based group projects in higher education. Innovation and Knowledge Management: A Global Competitive Advantage - Proceedings of the 16th International Business Information Management Association Conference, IBIMA 2011, 2 (896-907).
2011 Prokofieva, M., & Muniandy, B. (110101). Board composition and audit fee: Evidence from Russia. Corporate Ownership and Control, 8(2 H), (551-565).

doi: 10.22495/cocv8i2c5p5

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Data Analytics in External Auditing
From: CPA Australia
For period: 2020-2020
$54,545

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Withdrawn - Principal supervisor
8 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Withdrawn - Principal supervisor
PhD (8) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
4 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (4) Associate supervisor

Careers

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