讲座题目：Big Data, Sharing Economy, and Information Systems Research
主 持 人：马永开教授
In this presentation, I will discuss the opportunities and challenges for information systems research in the era of big data. Emerging technologies such as automated cars and business models in sharing economy have been changing the ways we live, and at the same time producing big data which is unstructured, dynamic, and networked. This calls for the development and application of advanced analytics tools which likely combine machine learning for achieving predictive accuracy and econometrics for inferring causal relationship. I will discuss our recent attempts to advance this methodological front. A few topics on Uber, Airbnb, mobile apps, and healthcare will be introduced.
Yong Tan is the Neal and Jan Dempsey Professor of Information Systems at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington, the Chang Jiang Scholar Visiting Chair at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, a Distinguished Fellow of the INFORMS Information Systems Society, and the Associate Director of the USTC-UW Institute for Global Business and Finance Innovation. He received his Ph.D. in Physics (advised by 2016 Nobel Laureate Professor David J. Thouless) and Ph.D. in Business Administration, both from the University of Washington. His research interests include electronic, mobile and social commerce, big data, economics of information systems, social and economic networks, and health IT. He has published in Management Science, Information Systems Research, Operations Research, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IIE Transactions, European Journal on Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, among others. He served as an associate editor of Information Systems Research and Management Science, and is now a senior editor of Information Systems Research and Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and on the board of editors of Journal of Management Information Systems. He was a co-chair of CIST 2010, the cluster chair of 2012 INFORMS Information Systems Cluster, a track co-chair of ICIS 2013, and a co-chair of WITS 2014. He received Association for Information Systems (AIS) Best Publication of 2012 Award, 2012 Information Systems Research Best Paper Runner-Up Award, Andrew V. Smith Award for Excellence in Research, Dean’s Research Award, Dean’s Junior Research Award, Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in the Field of E-Commerce, Ph.D. Program Mentoring Award, Faculty Recognition Award for the Master of Science in Information Systems Program, Undergraduate Professor of the Year Award, and Management Science Meritorious Service Award.