Invited Speakers

Prof. Hsinchun Chen is the Regents’ Professor and Thomas R. Brown Chair of Management and Technology at the University of Arizona and the Director and founder of the Artificial Intelligence Lab (AI Lab). He also served as lead program director of the Smart and Connected Health program at the National Science Foundation from 2014 to 2015. He received a B.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, an MBA from SUNY Buffalo and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Information Systems from New York University.
Prof. Chen is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and AAAS. He received the IEEE Computer Society 2006 Technical Achievement Award, the 2008 INFORMS Design Science Award, the MIS Quarterly 2010 Best Paper Award, the IEEE 2011 Research Achievement and Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics, and the UA 2013 Technology Innovation Award.
Prof. Chen is the author/editor of 20 books, 25 book chapters, 280 SCI journal articles, and 150 refereed conference articles covering Web computing, search engines, digital library, intelligence analysis, biomedical informatics, data/text/web mining, and knowledge management.
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Prof. Elena Karahanna is a University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor and the L. Edmund Rast Professor of Business in the MIS Department, Terry College of Business, at the University of Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Minnesota with specializations in Organization Theory and Organizational Communication, and B.S. in Computer Science (summa cum laude) and MBA degrees from Lehigh University.
Prof. Karahanna has received the Terry College of Business Outstanding Research Award in 2010 and was named a University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor in 2016. She was also named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2012. Elena has served as Senior Editor at the MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. For her service contributions to the profession, Elena received the AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award in 2015.
Prof. Karahanna’s expertise are in the implementation and use of information systems, e-health, IS leadership especially at the CIO level, social media, and cross-cultural issues. Her research has been published in leading scholarly journals in Information Systems (e.g., Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research) as well as in practitioner journals (e.g., MIS Quarterly Executive, Cutter Benchmark Review, Business Horizons). Elena’s research is highly cited with over 17,000 citations as per Google Scholar and three of her articles are among the top 15 most frequently cited articles in the history of the MIS Quarterly.
Prof. Arun Rai is the Regents’ Professor at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and holds the J. Mack Robinson Chair of IT-Enabled Process Innovation and Supply Chains and the Harkins Chair of Information Systems. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in science and technology from BITS Pilani in 1985, MBA from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and PhD in Management Information Systems from Kent State University in 1990.
Prof. Rai is the Editor-in-Chief of MIS Quarterly, widely regarded as the premier information systems journal.  He is a four-time recipient of the Robinson College of Business Faculty Recognition Award for Research and has also received the Robinson College of Business Faculty Recognition Awards for Teaching and for Service. He was named the Fellow of the Association for Information Systems in 2010, and received the INFORMS Information Systems Society Distinguished Fellow Award in 2014.
Prof. Rai has over 200 peer-reviewed publications including 100+ peer-reviewed journal articles related to Strategic management of IT, IT-enabled innovation, Supply chain management, and Health information technology. His work has been extensively cited in the Information Systems discipline and also in the top journals of other disciplines including Accounting, Computer Science, Education, Healthcare, Marketing, Operations Management, Strategic Management, and Psychology. He has also given over 100 invited talks and keynotes to both academic and industry audiences.
Prof. Kwok L Tsui is the head and chair professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at City University of Hong Kong. Prior to the current position, Dr. Tsui has been professor/associate professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990-2011; and member of technical staff in the Quality Assurance Center at AT&T Bell Labs in 1986-1990. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Prof. Tsui was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award. He is Fellow of the American Statistical Association, American Society for Quality, International Society of Engineering Asset Management, and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; elected council member of International Statistical Institute; and U.S. representative to the ISO Technical Committee on Statistical Methods. Professor Tsui was Chair of the INFORMS Section on Quality, Statistics, and Reliability and the Founding Chair of the INFORMS Section on Data Mining.
Prof. Tsui’s current research interests include data mining, surveillance in healthcare and public health, prognostics and systems health management, calibration and validation of computer models, process control and monitoring, and robust design and Taguchi methods. He has published 180 journal articles, and many other articles in these areas.
Prof. Daniel Zeng is a Professor at the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Gentile Family Professor in the Department of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. degree in economics and operations research from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.
Prof. Zeng serves as the editor in chief of IEEE Intelligent Systems and is a fellow of IEEE. He is president of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and the past chair of INFORMS College on Artificial Intelligence.
Prof. Zeng has published one monograph and more than 300 peer-reviewed articles related to software agents and multiagent systems, complex systems analysis, recommender systems, digital economic institutions, automated negotiation and auction, spatiotemporal-data analysis, security informatics, and infectious-disease informatics.
Prof. Zhiqiang (Eric) Zheng is a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Jindal School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas.  Prior to joining UTD in Fall 2006, he was an assistant professor in the Business School at the University of California at Riverside from 2003 to 2006. He received his Ph.D. in information systems from the Department of Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School in 2003. Previously he received a M.A. from the Wharton school in Operations and Information Management and a M.S. from the Shanghai Jiaotong University in Industrial Management Engineering. His B.S. is in Management Information Systems from Harbin Institute of technology.
Prof. Zheng’s current research interests focuses on Business Analytics (healthcare analytics, social media analytics and financial analytics). He is a senior editor at Information Systems Research and has served Informs Journal on Computing , Information Technology Management , Journal of E-commerce Research and Journal of Management Analytics as an AE. He also served as an associate editor for special issues at MIS Quarterly and a senior editor for sepecial issues at Production and Operations Management.