BT Phd student Shunyuan Zhang will be joining Harvard Business School as Assistant Professor.

Shunyuan Zhang, a BT PhD student, joins the ranks of exceptional PhD graduates produced by the BT group. She will be joining Harvard Business School’s Marketing group as an Assistant Professor from 2019. Shunyuan was advised by Param Vir Singh and Kannan Srinivasan.

Nikhil Malik

Nikhil Malik presented his work, “Bitcoin Mining Cartels: Will Bitcoin ever Scale” at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics 2019.

Nikhil Malik presented his work on Bitcoin’s scaling problems at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics 2019. This is a joint work with Manmohan Aseri, Param Vir Singh and Kannan Srinivasan. A full version of the paper is available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3323529

Runshan Fu presents her work on “Crowd Bias and Machine Learning: Evidence from Crowd Lending” at Workshop on Information Systems and Economics 2018.

Runshan Fu (4th year Heinz College Phd student) presented her joint work with Yan Huang and Param Vir Singh on crowd bias and machine learning at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics 2018.

Param Vir Singh

Informs Spotlight on Param Vir Singh

INFORMS, The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is the leading international association for professionals in operations research and analytics. Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Bosch Associate Professor of Business Technologies and INFORMS member since 2008, was interviewed about his research on “Copycats vs. Original Mobile Apps: A Machine Learning Copycat-Detection Method and Empirical Analysis,” published in Information Systems ResearchThis is a joint work with Beibei Li (Heinz Faculty) and Quan Wang (Heinz PhD student).

Check the original interview here: https://pubsonline.informs.org/icymi/05-2018/authorspotlight

Nikhil Malik

Nikhil Malik (3rd year BT PhD student) presented his work work “Bitcoin Disruption in Payments: Winners and Losers” at Conference of Information Systems and Technology 2018.

Nikhil Malik presented his work on Bitcoin disruption in payments at the Conference of Information Systems and Technology 2018. The paper was nominated for the Best Student paper award at the Conference. This is a joint work with BT faculty – Manmohan Aseri and Param Vir Singh.

Dokyun Lee

Dokyun Lee presented his work “Focused Concept Miner” at Conference of Information Systems and Technology 2018.

Dokyun Lee presented his work, “Focused Concept Miner (FCM): an Interpretable Deep Learning for Text Exploration” at the Conference of Information Systems and Technology 2018. This is a joint work with first year BT PhD student Zhaoqi Cheng and Heinz PhD student Emaad Manzoor.  

CIST 2018 Open for Submission!

Conference on Information Systems and Technology is now open for submission here

http://cistconf.org/

or alternatively, here

Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) 2018 Call for Papers

TAKE IS/ML for Business and Society: Transparent, Accountable, Kind, and Efficient IS/ML for Business and Society

Dokyun Lee wins the best paper award at the International Conference on Information Systems

Dokyun Lee’s work “Micro-giving: On the use of mobile devices and monetary subsidies in charitable giving” was awarded the best track and best conference paper awards at the prestigious International Conference on Information Systems. This work is coauthored with Dongwon Lee (faculty at HKUST) and Anand Gopal (faculty at University of Maryland). Prof Anand Gopal received his PhD in Information Systems from the Tepper School of Business.

Param Vir Singh gave a tutorial on deep learning at Informs/CIST 2017

Professor Param Vir Singh was invited to give a deep learning tutorial at Informs/CIST 2017 at Houston.
You can access the slides in powerpoint here: Deep Learning Tutorial Slides PPT and in pdf here: Deep Learning Tutorial Slides PDF
(Note: There is a lot of animation in the slides. Hence, best viewed in slide show in PPT. In PDF it may appear muddled.)

Nikhil Malik

Nikhil Malik wins Best Student paper award at Informs/CIST

 Nikhil Malik, a BT PhD student won the best student paper award at Informs/Conference of Information Systems and Technology (CIST) 2017 for his research on “When does beauty pay?”. CIST is one of the top Information Systems conferences. Nikhil is in 2nd year of his PhD studies at Tepper School, Carnegie Mellon University. This is the second year in a row that a BT PhD student has won the best student paper award at CIST.