Dr. Hayne's research interests lie mainly in collaborative technologies, security, knowledge management, and "big" data analytics. Much of his research is rooted in the desire to use innovative technology to solve real problems. To this end he has implemented tools to assist groups in communication and decision-making, i.e. shared drawing, group brainstorming, concurrent issue surfacing and consolidation, intrusion outlier detection classification and visualization. He has applied this technology to support decision making during crisis situations. His other research interests lie with social networks, distributed systems, software engineering, auctions (reputation and pricing effects) and reputation effects of feedback.
His articles have appeared in such journals as Decision Sciences, Journal of Management Information Systems, Electronic Markets, Journal of Systems and Software, Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Journal of Information and Technology Management, Management Communication Quarterly among others. He has co-edited the book Real-Time Group Drawing. His research grants now total more than $6.5M (Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, etc.). He received an IBM Faculty Fellowship in 2006, the College of Business Research Award, and was the First National Bank Research Fellow from 2005-2008. Dr. Hayne is also currently an Adjunct Professor for Executive Education at the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). He has taught Executive MBA courses in France, Czech Republic, and Romania with titles like “Knowledge Management”, “Electronic commerce” and “Information Systems for Strategic Advantage”.
He has been long-time registration chair and treasurer for the GROUP Conferences (Florida – 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016), and CSCW Conferences (2010, 2011, 2012). He was co-chair of the Association for Information Systems Americas Conference in 2007 (with John Hoxmeier). Dr. Hayne’s teaching of courses on strategic information systems, electronic commerce, software engineering, networking and database systems, have led nominations for Best Teacher (2011, 2013, 2015), by the CSU Alumni Association.