Foster School of Business
Professor of Information Systems


  • PhD University of Washington (2000)
  • PhD University of Washington (1993)
  • MS University of Washington (1988)
  • BS University of Science and Technology of China (1987)

Academic Expertise

  • crowdsourcing
  • data analytics
  • e-commerce
  • economics of information systems
  • social network analytics

Current Research

  • Online social networks, Mobile commerce, Digital content distribution channels, Information security

Positions Held

  • At the University of Washington since 2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, 1994-1995
  • Visiting Scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique Quantique, The Universite Paul Sabatier, France, 1993-1994

Honors and Awards

  • Neal and Jan Dempsey Professorship, 2011
  • Ph.D. Outstanding Mentor Award, 2010-2011
  • Ph.D. Outstanding Mentor Award, 2007
  • Dean''s Faculty Research Award, 2006
  • Dean''s Junior Faculty Research Award, 2005
  • Undergraduate Professor of the Year in Information Systems, 2005
  • Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in the Field of E-Commerce, 2003
  • Tyler Scholarship at the University of Washington, 1999-2000
  • Edna Benson Fellowship at the University of Washington, 1999
  • Dean’s Achievement Award at the University of Washington, 1998

Academic Service

  • Associate Editor, Management Science
  • Associate Editor, Information Systems Research, 2008-2010

Courses Taught

  • IS 579 - Web 2.0 and the New Economy MBA elective on Web 2.0 based business models;
  • IS 580 – Information Systems Research Topics Doctoral Seminar focused on current research topics in information systems;
  • IS 461 – Systems Implementation Undergraduate course on building interactive Facebook applications;
  • IS 460 – Systems Analysis and Design Undergraduate course on systems development;
  • IS 423 – E-Commerce Systems Development Undergraduate course on developing E-Commerce Systems using C# and Java;
  • IS 320 – Fundamentals of Application Programming Undergraduate course on programming using Visual Basic;
  • MSIS 503 – Programming Business Logic Graduate course (for MS in Information Systems Program) on programming;
  • MSIS 521 – Information Technologies and Marketing (for MS in Information Systems Program);
  • MSIS 522 – Analysis, Modeling and Design Graduate course (for MS in Information Systems Program) on management of information systems development;
  • MSIS 524 – Managing Information Technology Projects (for MS in Information Systems Program)

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