Eric Zheng


Zhiqiang (Eric) Zheng, associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the 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.

His current research interests include Business Analytics (healthcare analytics, social media analytics and financial analytics), IT innovation and IT standards. He currently serves on the editorial board of Information Systems Research and Informs Journal on Computing as an AE.

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Classes Taught in Recent Years:  Business Intelligence Software and techniques (MIS6324) , Advanced Business Intelligence (MIS6334), Ph.D Seminar in Econometrics Analysis (MIS7420)

Previous Classes: E-Commerce, database Systems, Systems Analysis and Design, Data Mining and Introduction to MIS.



Selected Publications

“From Business Intelligence to Competitive Intelligence: Inferring Competitive Measures Using Augmented Site-Centric Data", Zheng, Z., Fader, P., Padmanabhan, B. Information Systems research, 20(3), 698-720. 2012.

Toward a Causal Interpretation from Observational Data: A New Bayesian Networks Method for Structural Models with Latent Variables”, Zheng, Z., Pavlou, P. Information Systems research, 21 (2), 2010, pp. 365-391. Methodological Research Note.

“A Model of Search Intermediaries and Paid Referrals”, Weber, T., Zheng, Z. Information Systems Research 18 (4), pp.414-436, 2007.

“Selectively Acquiring Customer Information: A New Data Acquisition Problem and an Active Learning Based Solution”, Zheng, Z., B. Padmanabhan. Management Science, 52(5), pp. 697-712, 2006.

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