Dr. Conan C. Albrecht, professor of Information Systems at Brigham Young University, teaches enterprise development, middleware, business programming and technology security. Dr. Albrecht researches computer-based fraud detection techniques, e-commerce platforms and online group dynamics. He has published several articles on fraud detection and information theory in numerous academic and professional outlets. The core of this research is detectlets, which encode background and detection information for specific fraud schemes. He hopes the system will eventually serve as the foundation of a large, online repository of detectlets about all types of fraud in the next few years.
Dr. Mark F. Zimbelman is Mary and Ellis Professor at Brigham Young University (BYU). He teaches classes on auditing and fraud examination and focuses his research exclusively on fraud. His research has been published in numerous academic journals and he has worked with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors in writing various publications on fraud. Dr. Zimbelman received his CPA license and worked for more than six years as a financial statement auditor and, later, as a controller in industry. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked with KPMG in their fraud and forensics practice. This opportunity provided hands-on experience investigating violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, financial statement fraud, vendor fraud and embezzlement.
W. Steve Albrecht was the Andersen Distinguished Professor of Accountancy in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from BYU and M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He previously taught at both Stanford and the University of Illinois. Dr. Albrecht currently serves on five corporate boards of directors and has been an expert witness in 38 major fraud cases.