(416) 736-2100 x20251
Office: SSB S337J
Area(s) of Expertise
- Business Analytics
- Machine Learning
- Social Network Analytics
- Social Recommendations
About Zhepeng (Lionel) Li
Zhepeng (Lionel) Li holds a PhD degree, with a specialization in Management Information Systems, minor in Computer Science, from the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. He is interested in addressing relevant computational business problems including FinTech, big data, social media/network analytics, intelligent recommendations, targeted marketing, HR analytics etc. His research method emphasizes on machine learning and analytics. Dr. Li’s studies are sponsored by NSERC, NSFC, and industrial fundings. Lionel is teaching courses ranging over technological and analytical topics at undergraduate and graduate level.
2018 Schulich Research Fellowship
2016 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
[Data-driven & Computational]
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.
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.
Wanghong Li, Zhepeng Li, Wade Cook. "Efficiency Measurement with Products and Partially Desirably Co-Products". Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS). Accepted.
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.
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.
Courses TaughtBig Data Applications
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleQuantum Machine Learning in FinTech Applications RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$200,000.00 Year Awarded2018 Granting AgencyIndustrial Sponsor 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)