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About Zhepeng (Lionel) Li
Zhepeng (Lionel) Li holds a PhD degree, with a specialization in Information Systems, minor in Computer Science, from the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. His research method emphasizes machine learning and analytics techniques, which applies to address business problems that involve Business AI, Targeted Marketing, Social Recommendations, Network Analytics, FinTech, and smart Health etc. Lionel has taught courses ranging from analytical to technological topics in business schools.
2016 Winner, INFORMS ISS Research Award for studies on "Social Network Analytics: Adoption, Persuasion, Recommendation, and Knowledge Refreshing"
2014-2017 Junior Faculty Research Fund
2012 Doctoral Consortium, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
2007 Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Science and Technology of China
2005 Guanghua Scholarship (merit-based) for excellence in postgraduate research, University of Science and Technology of China
Zhepeng Li, Xiao Fang, Olivia R. Liu Sheng. 2017. A Survey of Link Recommendation for Social Networks: Methods, Theoretical Foundations, and Future Research Directions. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems.
Wade D. Cook, Chuanyin Guo, Wanghong Li, Zhepeng Li, Liang Liang, Joe Zhu. 2017. Efficiency Measurement of Multistage Processes: Context Dependent Numbers of Stages. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research.
Wanghong Li, Zhepeng Li, Liang Liang, and Wade D. Cook. 2017. Evaluation of Ecological Systems and the Recycling of Undesirable Outputs: An Efficiency Study of Regions in China. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences. available online.
Zhepeng Li, Xiao Fang, Xue Bai, and Olivia R. Liu Sheng. 2017. Utility-based Link Recommendation for Online Social Networks. Management Science. 63(6): 1938-1952.
Xiao Fang, Paul Hu, Zhepeng Li and Weiyu Tsai. 2013. Predicting Adoption Probabilities in Social Networks. Information Systems Research, 24(1): 128-145.
Weiping Wang, Wenhui Chen, Zhepeng Li, Huaping Chen. 2006. Comparison Model and Algorithm for Distributed Firewall Policy. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4414: 545-556.
Courses TaughtDatabase Fundamentals
Big Data Applications
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleData-Centric Decision Supports for Large-Scale Social Network Management RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$100,000.00 Year Awarded2017-2022 Granting AgencyNational Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grant Project TitlePost-adoptive Behaviors of Mobile Apps: Extended Use and In-App Purchase RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$96,000.00 Year Awarded2017-2020 Granting AgencyNational Natural Science Foundation (NSF China)