Curriculum Vitae

Employment and Appointments:

2015 - present       Assistant Professor, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

2018.10 - 2019.1   Visiting Scholar, John Hopkins Carey Business School 

Education:

2015  Ph.D., Information Systems
New York University Stern School of Business
New York, US


2005–2009 B. S., Information Systems
Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
Beijing, China
2007 Undergraduate Exchange Program, 2007
Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management
Marseille, France



Research Interests and Methods:

  • Sharing Economy, Social Media, Online Open Source Communities, Econometric Analysis, Game Theory, Text Mining Machine Learning 

Grants and Fundings:

  • TFI Long-Term Research Grant, 2018 (€30,000)

  • Hellman Fellowship, 2018. ($30,148)

  • UCI CORCLR Faculty Research Grant, 2018 ($4000)

  • UCI CORCLR Faculty Research Grant, 2017 ($3000)

  • UCI CORCLR Faculty Research Grant, 2016. ($3000)

  • WCAI-Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative Research Opportunity Grant Award. 2013-2014

Publication and Working Papers:

  • 1.     What Makes Geeks Tick? A Study of Stack Overflow Careers, with Lei Xu and Luis Cabral. Management Science. 2019.

    2.   How Mood Affects the Effectiveness of TV Commercials, with Yuheng Hu and Cheng Chen. (R&R at Information System Research)

    3.   Reputation Manipulation and Market Interaction, with Liangfei Qiu, Jingchuan Pu and Hsing Kenneth Cheng. (R&R at Information System Research)

    4.     Social Media, Brand Signaling and the Goldilocks Principle, with Arun Sundararajan. (R&R at Information System Research)

  • 5.    The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Household Finance, with Yuyuan Zhu and Vijay Gurbaxani. (Minor Revision at MIS Quarterly)

  • 6.   Can (S)he Code? Gender Bias in an Open Source Software Community, with Lei Xu and Sanjeev Dewan. (R&R at MIS Quarterly)

  • 7.   Impact of Quality Certification in a Sharing Economy Platform: Evidence from AirBnB, with Jooho Kim and Sanjeev Dewan.

                                                                           
Conference Presentations:
  • “Can (S)he Code? Gender Bias in an Open Source Software Community”, with Lei Xu and Sanjeev Dewan. Cornell Entrepreneurship and Innovation Workshop, Ithaca, NY, May 2019 (Invited Talk). 

  • “Can (S)he Code? Gender Bias in an Open Source Software Community”, with Lei Xu and Sanjeev Dewan. CES NA Annual Conference, Lawrence, KS, April 2019 (Invited Talk)

  • “Can (S)he Code? Gender Bias in an Open Source Software Community”, with Lei Xu and Sanjeev Dewan. NABE Tech Economics Conference, San Francisco, October 2018 (Invited Talk). 

  • “Can (S)he Code? Gender Bias in an Open Source Software Community”, with Lei Xu and Sanjeev Dewan. Annual Meeting of the Decision Science InstituteChicago, November 2018 (Invited Talk). 

    “Can (S)he Code? Gender Bias in an Open Source Software Community ”, with Lei Xu and Sanjeev Dewan (Poster). NBER Summer Institute, Boston, July 2018.

    “Can (S)he Code? Gender Bias in an Open Source Software Community”, with Lei Xu and Sanjeev DewanWorkshop on Experimental and Behavioral Economics in Information Systems, DC, May 2018 (Invited Talk). 

     “Can (S)he Code? Gender Bias in an Open Source Software Community”, with Lei Xu and Sanjeev DewanWISE, South Korea, December 2017.  

     “The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Household Finance”, with Yuyuan Zhu and Vijay Gurbaxani. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, October 2017 (Invited Talk).

    “The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Household Finance”, with Yuyuan Zhu and Vijay Gurbaxani (Poster). NBER Summer Institute, Boston, July 2017.

    “How Mood Affects the Effectiveness of TV Commercials”, with Yuheng Hu and Cheng Chen. The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Montreal, Canada, 2017.

    “Reputation Manipulation and Market Interaction.” with Liangfei Qiu, Cheng Chen and Hsing K. Cheng. Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), Seattle, May 2017 (Invited Talk).

    “The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Household Finance”, with Yuyuan Zhu and Vijay Gurbaxani. Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 2017.

    “The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Household Finance”, with Yuyuan Zhu and Vijay Gurbaxani. Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age Conference, Irvine, CA, March 2017 (Invited Talk).

     “How Mood Affects the Effectiveness of TV Commercials”, with Yuheng Hu and Cheng Chen. Winter Conference on Business Analytics, Utah, March 2017.

     “Uber On: Until You Are Free of Debt”, with Yuyuan Zhu and Vijay Gurbaxani. Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), Dublin, Ireland, 2016.

    “How Mood Affects the Effectiveness of TV Commercials”, with Yuheng Hu and Cheng Chen. Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), Dublin, Ireland, 2016.

    “Capturing Brand Sentiment through Social Media: a Case for Superbowl”, with Arun Sundararajan. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2016 (Invited Talk).

     “What Makes Geeks Tick? A Study of Stack Overflow Careers”, with Lei Xu and Luis Cabral, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, November 2015 (Invited Talk).

    “What Makes Geeks Tick? A Study of Stack Overflow Careers”, with Lei Xu and Luis Cabral, NBER Summer 2015: Economics of IT and Digitization, Boston, MA, July 2015.

    “What Makes Geeks Tick? A Study of Stack Overflow Careers”, with Lei Xu and Luis Cabral, Platform Strategy Research Symposium Boston, MA, July 2015.

    “What Makes Geeks Tick? A Study of Stack Overflow Careers”, with Lei Xu and Luis Cabral, Fourth Society of Labor Economists World Conference (SOLE) Montreal, QC, June 2015.

    “What Makes Geeks Tick? A Study of Stack Overflow Careers”, with Lei Xu and Luis Cabral, 13th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference (IIOC) Boston, MA, April 2015.

    “Revealing Life Events from Inferred Customer Similarity: a Predictive Modeling Approach”, with Enric Junqué de Fortuny and Foster Provost, WCAI Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, March 2015.

    “The Goldilocks Principle: Why Mid-Tier Brands Invest More in Social Media”, with Arun Sundararajan, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), San Francisco, 2014. Best Conference Paper

     “What Makes Geeks Tick? A Study of Stack Overflow Careers”, with Lei Xu and Luis Cabral, Workshop on Information Systems Economics (WISE), Auckland, New Zealand, 2014.

    “Revealing Life Events from Inferred Customer Similarity: a Predictive Modeling Approach”, with Enric Junqué de Fortuny and Foster Provost, Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Auckland, New Zealand, 2014.

    “Capturing Brand Sentiment through Social Media: a Case for Superbowl”, with Arun Sundararajan, Statistical Challenges in Electronic Commerce Research, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2014.

    “Capturing Brand Sentiment through Social Media: a Case for Superbowl”, with Arun Sundararajan, accepted at Martketing Science, Atlanta, 2014.

    Social Media and Brand Signaling”, with Arun Sundararajan, accepted at Theory in Economics of Information Systems (TEIS), Calgary, Canada, 2014.

    On Identity and Financial Inclusion: Is there a Case for India’s UID Project?” with Ravi Bapna and Arun Sundararajan, Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research, Montreal, Canada, 2012.


Academic Awards and Honors:

  • Selected to attend the OCIS Doctoral Consortium, 2014
  • Selected to attend the Structural Modeling Approaches to Research on Technology (SMART) workshop, 2014
  • Marketing Science Doctoral Consortium, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
  • PhD Fellowship, Stern School of Business, NYU, Sep 2009 – present
  • Student Exchange Program Award (Tsinghua), 2007
  • First Class Academic Scholarship (Tsinghua), 2008
  • Distinguished Volunteer of SEM and Tsinghua University, 2007
  • Gold Medal in the Summer Society Practice Camp (Tsinghua University), 2006


Professional Associations and Activities:

Member, Association for Information Systems (AIS) 2010-present

Program Committee, 2014 Conference of Information Systems and Technology (CIST)

Program Committee, 2014 Workshop on Information Technology and Systems

Reviewer, 2011- 2014 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)


Teaching Experience:

Instructor, PhD Seminar on Digital Strategy

UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business, PhD course, Spring 2017, Winter 2018


Instructor, “Data and Programming for Analytics”

UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business, Part-time and Full-time MBA elective course, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018

 

Instructor, “Data and Programming for Analytics”

UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business, undergraduate elective course, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018

 

Instructor, “Data and Programming for Analytics”

UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business, Master of Business Analytics core course, Fall 2017

 

Instructor, “Information Technology for Management”

UC Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business, Part-time MBA program core course, Fall 2015

 

Instructor, “IT in Business and Society”

Stern undergraduate core course, Summer 2013



Invited Presentations:

Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age Conference, Irvine, CA, March 2017

Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative (WCAI), March 2015

Emory, Feb 2015

University of Washington at Seattle, Feb 2015

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Feb 2015

Singapore Management University, Feb 2015

UC Irvine, January 2015

University of Rochester, January 2015

Indiana University, January 2015

Temple University, January 2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 2015

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, January 2015


Computer skills:

AnalyticsExtensive experience with text-mining, including sentiment and topic modeling; supervised and unsupervised learning methods such as support vector machines, Naïve Bayes, maximum entropy, random forests; basic and advanced econometric methods

ProgrammingExtensive experience with Python, R, Stata, Matlab, Mathemetica, SQL; Experience with Java


Languages:

ChineseNative 
EnglishFluent 
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