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Information Systems Speaker Series


The Naveen Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas is privileged to host academic experts presenting their latest research on the most relevant topics facing our discipline today. Information Systems Seminars are held every Fall and Spring semester.

Speaker Topic
Vibhanshu Abhishek
Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
Information Transparency in B2B Auction Markets: The Role of Winner Identity Disclosure
Alok Gupta
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Why Should I Donate? Examining the Effects of Reputation, Peer Influence, and Popularity on Charitable Giving over Social Media Platforms
Marius Florin Niculescu
Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech
Strategic Intellectual Property Sharing: Competition on an Open Technology Platform Under Network Effects
Bin Gu
W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
Home Bias in Online Employment: Evidence from an Online Labor Market

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Ramesh Shankar
University of Connecticut
Online Reputational Loss Aversion: Empirical evidence from StackOverflow.com
Beibei Li
Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University
Nudging Mobile Customers with Real-Time Social Dynamics
Haldun Aytug
Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
Bidding in Keyword Auctions: Advertisers’ Perspective
Yong Tan
Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Optimizing Two-Sided Promotion for Transportation Network Companies: A Structural Model with Conditional Bayesian Learning
Eric M. Overby
Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech
How Does Online Lending Influence Bankruptcy Filings? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Speaker Topic
Jinyang Zheng
Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
How Mega Is the Mega? Measuring the Spillover Effects of WeChat by Machine Learning and Econometrics
Jane Xue Tan
University of Washington
Why Should I Donate? Examining the Effects of Reputation, Peer Influence, and Popularity on Charitable Giving over Social Media Platforms
Yun Wang
University of Arizona
Deep Learning of Spatiotemporal Patterns for Urban Mobility Prediction using Big Data
Yicheng Song
Boston University
When Diversity Becomes Relevant’ — A Multi-Category Utility Model of Consumer Response to Content Recommendations
Chengxin Cao
University of Minnesota
Impact of Enterprise Systems on Mergers and Acquisitions
Zhuoxin Allen Li
Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Network Externalities in Collaborative Consumption: Theory, Experiment, and Empirical Investigation of Crowd funding

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Dr. Prasanna Tambe
Associate Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences, Stern School of Business, New York University
Who Pays for Technical Skills? Engineering Brand and High-Tech Wages
Dr. Anandhi Bharadwaj
Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Is it a ‘cloudy’ future? The Impact of Transition to SaaS for Software Vendors
Kai-Lung Hui
Professor, Department of Information Systems,Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
See No Evil, Hear No Evil? Dissecting the Impact of Online Hacker Forums
Dr. Dengpan Liu
Iowa State University Associate Professor – College of Business
Dynamic Advertising Competition in Electronic Retailing with Operational Considerations
Dr. Catherine Yang
Associate Professor Graduate School of Management University of California, Davis
Predicting downloads for Mobile App recommendations
Dr. Corey Angst
Associate Professor in IT, Analytics and Operations Management Mendoza College of Business University of Notre Dame
Just What the Doctor Ordered? Physician Mobility and the Adoption of Electronic Health Records
Dr. Sudip Bhattacharjee
University of Connecticut, Associate Professor – School of Business
The Effect of Information Transparency and Social Values on Smart Grid Balancing

Speaker Topic
Dr. Animesh Animesh
McGill University
Software Patents and Firm Value: A Real Options Perspective on the Role of Innovation Orientation and Environmenta Uncertainty
Dr. Amrit Tiwana
Professor Department of Management Information Systems Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
Modular Outside, Monolithic Inside: How Nearly-Decomposable Architectures Lead Platform Races
Dr. Jan Stallaert
University of Connecticut Professor – School of Business
Information Consistency and Accuracy in Prediction Markets: Evidence from the U.S. Presidential Election Markets
Dr. Sunil Wattal
Associate Professor, Management Information Systems Temple University, Fox School of Business
An Empirical Analysis of Crowdfunding Campaign Referrals
Dr. Huaxia Rui
Assistant Professor, Computers & Information Systems University of Rochester
Is Technology Eating Nurses? Staffing Decisions in Nursing Homes
Dr. Juan Feng
Associate Professor Information Systems City University of Hong Kong
Does Money Talk? -The Impact of Monetary Incentive on UGC Contribution
Dr. Vidyanand Choudhary
Associate Professor Information Systems Paul Merage School of Business University of California, Irvine
IT Investment under Competition: The Role of Implementation Uncertainty

Speaker Topic
Dr. Zhenhui Jack Jiang
National University of Singpaore
Grab Users’ Attention Through Choice-based Advertising: An Eye-tracking Study
Dr. Kai-Lung Hui
Hong Kong University
The Light and Shadow of Cybersecurity Regulation: A Natural Experiment in China
Dr. Ahmed Abbasi
University of Virginia
Don’t Mention It? Analyzing User-generated Content Signals for Early Adverse Drug Event Warnings
Dr. Guodong (Gordon) Gao
University of Maryland
How Digital Word-of-Mouth Affects Consumer Decision Making: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Dr. Kai-Lung Hui
Hong Kong University
An Economic Analysis of Peer-Disclosure in Online Social Communities
Dr. Narayan Ramasubbu
University of Pittsburgh
Examining the Impact of Technical Debt on Firm Performance
Dr. Lin Hao
Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
A Mobile Platform’s In-App Advertising Contract under Agency Pricing for App Sales

Speaker Topic
Dr. Maytal Saar-Tsechansky
University of Texas at Austin
Machine Learning that Matters: The Case of Model Collaboration for Intelligent Active Learning
Dr. Jennifer Zhan
University of Texas at Arlington
Divide the Task and Multiply the Success: The Effect of Resource Distribution and Alignment on Team Performance in Online Crowdsourcing Contests
Gene Moo Lee
University of Texas at Austin
Matching Mobile Applications for Cross Promotion
Wei Chen
University of California, San Diego
Engaging the Wisdom of Crowds: Structural Analysis of Dynamic User Contributions in Online Communities
Hailiang Chen
City University of Hong Kong
IT-Enabled Broadcasting in Social Media: An Empirical Study of Artists’ Activities and Music Sales
Zhe (James) Zhang
University of California
Recommender Systems and Consumer Product Search
Dokyun Lee
Wharton School,OPIM
The Effect of Social Media Marketing Content on Consumer Engagement: Evidence from Facebook

Speaker Topic
Sukumaran Nair
Southern Methodist University
Enterprise Security: Threat Landscape and Trends
Jeffrey Hu
Scheller College of Business
A Dynamic Structural Model for Heterogenous Mobile Data Consumption and Targeted Promotion
Dr. Raghu T Santanam
Arizona State University
Do App Descriptions Matter? Evidence from Mobile App Product Descriptions
Dr. Ramnath Chellappa
Emory University
Cost Drivers of Versioning
Shaojie Tang
Temple University
Modeling Data Dissemination in Online Social Networks: A Geographical Perspective on Bounding Network Traffic Load

Speaker Topic
Shachar Reichman
MIT Sloan School of Management
Crowd-Squared: Amplifying the Predictive Power of Large-Scale Crowd-Based Data
Shaojie Tang
Temple University
Towards Secure Mobile Business: RFID-based Anti-Counterfeiting System & Privacy-preserving Data Aggregation
Atanu Lahiri
University of Washington
The DLC Strategy: Go Vertical in a Horizontal Market?
Mohammad Rahman
University of Calgary
An Internet-Enabled Move to the Market
Zhe Zhang
University of California
Daily-deal Business Model: Performance Based Advertising and Price Distortion
Yi-Chun Ho
University Of Washington
Effect of Utility Disconfirmation on Online Rating Behavior: A Dynamic Analysis
Xiao Ma
Wisconsin School of Business
Online Gambling Behavior: The Impacts of Cumulative Outcomes, Recent Outcomes, and Prior
Jason Chan
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Internet’s Dirty Secret: Assessing The Impact Of Online Intermediaries On HIV Transmission1
Xitong Li
MIT Sloan School of Management
How Does Online Reputation Affect Social Media Endorsements and Product Sales? Evidence from Regression Discontinuity Design
Hyelim Oh
McGill University
Free versus For a Fee: The Impact of Information Pricing Strategy on the Pattern and Effectiveness of Word-of-Mouth via Social Media

Speaker Topic
Dr. Tridib Bandyopadhyay
Kennesaw State University
Role of Intelligence Inputs in Defending against Cyber Warfare and Cyber Terrorism
Dr. Vijay Khatri
Indiana University
The Roles of IS and Application Domain Knowledge in Conceptual Schema Problem Solving: A Cognitive Fit Perspective
Dr. Chris Dellarocas
Boston University
Attention Allocation in Information-Rich Environments: The Case of News Aggregators
Dr. De Liu
University of Kentucky
Friendships in Online Peer-to-Peer Lending: Pipes, Prisms, and Relational Herding
Dr. Sunil Mithas
University of Maryland
Information Technology, Customer Satisfaction, and Profit,
1994–2006: Theory and Evidence
Dr. Geoffrey Parker
Tulane University
Innovation, Openness, and Platform Control

Speaker Topic
Dr. Alok R. Chaturvedi
Purdue University
Sentient World Simulation: A continuously running, continually updated model of the world
Dr. Huseyin Doluca
University of Würzburg
Bank Performance and the Solow Paradox Julius-Maximilians
Dr. Samuel Ransbotham
Carroll School of Management
Electronic Medical Records and Medical Malpractice Claims
Dr. D. J. Wu
Scheller College of Business
Economics of Free Under Perpetual Licensing: Implications for the Software Industry
Alan R Dennis
Indiana University
Sparking Group Creativity with Priming
Dr. Nigel Melville
University of Michigan
Information Systems for Collaborating versus Transacting: Impact on Plant Performance in the Presence of Demand Volatility

Speaker Topic
Dr. Paramvir Singh
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Crowdsourcing New Product Ideas under Consumer Learning
Paul A. Pavlou
Temple University, Philadelphia
Strategic Pricing of IT Services in Online Outsourcing Markets
Rajiv Kohli
Mason School of Business
Investing in Information Systems: On the Behavioral and Institutional Search Mechanisms Underpinning Hospitals’ IS Investment Decisions
Dr. Sulin Ba
University of Connecticut
Promotional Marketing or Word-of-Mouth? Evidence from Online Restaurant Reviews

Speaker Topic
Arun Rai
Georgia State University
(Mis) fit of Vertical Deintegration and I T-enabled Process Integration
Mohammad Rahman
University of Calgary, Canada
Beating Irrationality: Does Delegating to IT Alleviate the Sunk Cost Effect?"
Zhenguri Ziang
Iowa State University
The economics of public beta testing
Gal Oestreicher Singer
Tel Aviv University
The Quest for Content: How User-Generated Links Can Facilitate Online Exploration
Mehmet Ayvaci
University of Wisconsin
The Effect of Budgetary Restrictions on Breast Cancer Diagnostic Decisions
Lu Yan
University of Washington
Healing Power of Social Networking: Empirical Studies on Online Interactions among Patients
Yingda Lu
Carnegie Mellon University
Optimizing Social Relationships: A Dynamic Analysis of Social Network Formation in Online Communities for Diabetes
David Zepeda
University of Minnesota
Health Care Supply Chain Design for Reducing Disparities in the Delivery of Care: Evaluating the Effects of Resource Dependence and IT Leveraging Competence

Speaker Topic
Hsinchun Chen
University of Arizona
Advanced Informatics for Business Intelligence 2.0
Terrane August
University of California at San Diego
Who Should be Responsible for Software Security? A Comparative Analysis of Liability Policies in Network Environments"
Chris Forman
Georgia Institute of Technology
Information Technology and (Downstream) Vertical Integration: Evidence from Plant-Level Data
Huseyin Tanriverdi
University of Texas at Austin
Flying Greener with Smarter Decisions: The Impact of Operational Analytics on Carbon Footprint of Airlines
Rema Padman
Carnegie Mellon University
A Collaborative Filtering Approach to Medication Reconciliation

Speaker Topic
Vallabhajosyula Sambamurthy Has the "Golden Rule" Lost its Aura? Revisiting Multimarket Contact under Asymmetric Pricing in the US Domestic Airline Industry
Jaime Newel Information Systems Development Risk Factors and Dispersed Teamwork: The Role of Empowering Leadership in Facilitating Team Member Well–being
Nackiketa Sahoo A Hidden Markov Model for Collaborative Filtering
Sameh Al–Natour The Antecedents of Customer Self–Disclosure to Online Virtual Advisors

Speaker Topic
Dr. Anjana Susarla The Role of Social Capital in Assuring Market Performance: Evidence from Information Technology Outsourcing Contracts
Dr. Anuj Kumar Impact of Customer Web Portals on Call Centers: An Empirical Analysis
Dr. Tunay Tunca An Empirical Analysis of Price, Quality, and Incumbency in Service Procurement Auctions
Dr. Thomas Weber Monotone Approximation of Decision Problems
Balaji Padmanabhan From Information to Operations: Service Quality Indicators and Customer Churn
Giri Kumar Tayi Investigating Retailer (Online and Local) Strategies in Mitigating Consumer Fit Uncertainty
Sanjeev Dewan Information Technology and Firm Boundaries:Impact on Firm Risk and Return Performance

Speaker Topic
Kartik Hosanagar Recommender Systems and their Effects on Consumers: The Fragmentation Debate
Ross Hightower A Longitudinal Analysis of Information Exchange Effectiveness Within Teams Meeting Face–to–Face and with Instant Messaging Technologies
Akhmed Umyarov Using External Aggregate Ratings for Improving Individual Recommendations
Sang Pil Han 1–An Empirical Analysis of User Content Generation and Usage Behavior in Mobile Media
2-User Content Generation and Usage Behavior in Multimedia Settings: A Dynamic Structural Model of Learning
Atanu Lahiri Pricing of Wireless Services: Application Pricing Vs.Traffic Pricing