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Henry B. Tippie Excellence Chair in Business Analytics

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Positions

  • Professor of Business Analytics

    Tippie College of Business

  • Faculty Director, Business Analytics

    Tippie Analytics Cooperative (TAC)

Bio

Dr. Weiguo (Patrick) Fan is a Henry B. Tippie Excellence Chair Professor in Business Analytics at the University of Iowa. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration in 2002 from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests focus on the design and development of novel information technologies — information retrieval, data mining, text analytics, social media analytics, business intelligence techniques — to support better business information management and decision making. He has published more than 270 refereed journal and conference papers. He has 6 papers designated as the ESI highly cited papers by Web of Science. His research has been cited more than 11500 times (h-index 52, i10-index 139) as of 06/01/2021 according to Google Scholar. His research has appeared in many premier IT/IS/OM journals such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Productions and Operations Management, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Communications of the ACM, Information and Management, Journal of the American Society on Information Science and Technology, Information Processing and Management, Decision Support Systems, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Pattern Recognition, Tourism Management, International Journal of Production Research, etc.

Education

  • PhD in Business Administration/Information Systems, University of Michigan, 2002
  • MSc in Computer Science, National University of Singapore, 1997
  • BEng in Information and Control Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 1995

Areas of Interest

  • AI/Deep Learning
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Text Analytics/Natural Language Processing

Professional Memberships

  • Associations for Information Systems, 2018
  • IEEE, 2018
  • INFORMS, 2016

Selected Awards & Honors

  • Best Paper Award for the paper "Deep Learning-Based User Feedback Classification in Mobile App Reviews", Pre-ICIS Symposium on "Addressing Global and Grand Challenges with Analytics", 2020
  • MSBA Teaching Award, University of Iowa, 2020
  • Taff Research Award, University of Iowa, 2020
  • Design Science Award on the social media analytics for product quality surveillance, INFORMS Information System Society, 2017
  • Best conference paper award for the paper “Understanding the determinants of online review helpfulness: A meta-analytic investigation”, 16th WuHan International Conference on E-Business, 2017
  • Best conference paper award for the paper “Assessing reliability of social media data: Lessons from mining TripAdvisor hotel reviews”, the ENTER 2017 Conference, 2017

Selected Publications

Professional Service

  • Department of Homeland Security, Review Panel, Member.
  • INFORMS, the 4th INFORMS Workshop on Data Science, Steering Committee, June 2020 - November 2020.
  • Program Committee for 2020 INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Member, June 2020 - November 2020.
  • INFORMS, the 3nd INFORMS Workshop on Data Science, Steering Committee, November 2019.
  • Associations for Information Systems, the 13th China Summer Workshop on Information Management, Committee Assignment, March 2019 - June 2019.
  • Program Committee for 2019 INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Member, January 2019 - November 2019.
  • the 2nd INFORMS Workshop on Data Science, Co-Chair, November 2018.
  • the 12th China Summer Workshop on Information Management, Co-Chair, August 2018 - June 2018.
  • Executive Board of INFORMS College of Artificial Intelligence, Chair, January 2018 - December 2018.
  • Program Committee for 2018 INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology, Member, January 2018 - November 2018.

Editorial & Review Activities

  • Information and Management, Associate Editor.
  • Information Systems Journal, Associate Editor.
  • Information Technology and Management, Associate Editor.
  • INFORMS Journal on Data Science, Associate Editor.
  • Journal of Association for Information Systems, Associate Editor.
  • Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Associate Editor.