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Area(s) of Expertise
- Business Analytics
- Machine Learning
- Social Network Analytics
- Social Recommendations
About Zhepeng (Lionel) Li
Dr. Zhepeng (Lionel) Li is Associate Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems in the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada. He received his PhD degree in operations and information systems from the University of Utah in 2013. His research interests include data mining, machine learning and computational data science with applications on business analytics, recommendation and social network analytics. He has published in journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly and ACM Transactions. His study is currently supported by the Discovery Grant of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He has received design science research award of INFORMS in 2016 and co-chaired programs of INFORMS workshop on Data Science and Winter Conference of Business Analytics. Lionel is teaching courses ranging over data science and analytical topics at undergraduate and graduate levels.
2018 Schulich Research Fellowship
2016 INFORMS ISS Research Award for studies on "Social Network Analytics: Adoption, Persuasion, Recommendation, and Knowledge Refreshing"
2014-2019 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 (Lionel) Li, Yong Ge, Xue Bai. Forthcoming. What Will be Popular Next? Predicting Hotspots in Two-mode Social Networks. MIS Quarterly (MISQ).
Zhepeng (Lionel) 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 (TMIS) 9(1): 1-26.
Zhepeng (Lionel) Li, Xiao Fang, Xue Bai, and Olivia R. Liu Sheng. 2017. Utility-based Link Recommendation for Online Social Networks. Management Science (MS) 63(6): 1938-1952.
Xiao Fang, Paul Hu, Zhepeng (Lionel) Li and Weiyu Tsai. 2013. Predicting Adoption Probabilities in Social Networks. Information Systems Research (ISR) 24(1): 128-145.
Wade Cook, Wanghong Li, Zhepeng (Lionel) Li, Joe Zhu. Forthcoming. Efficiency Measurement for Hierarchical Situations. Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS).
Wade Cook, Wanghong Li, Zhepeng (Lionel) Li, Liang Liang, Joe Zhu. 2020. Efficiency Measurement with Products and Partially Desirably Co-Products. Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS) 71(2): 335-345.
Wanghong Li, Zhepeng (Lionel) 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 (Lionel) Li, Liang Liang, Joe Zhu. 2017. Efficiency Measurement of Multistage Processes: Context Dependent Numbers of Stages. Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research.
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 TaughtMBAN 5330 Big Data Fundamentals and Applications
OMIS 4010 Artificial Intelligence Fundamental for Business
OMIS 3730 Data Management
OMIS 2010 Operations Management
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 TitleAdvanced Machine Learning in FinTech Applications RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$200,000.00 Year Awarded2018 Granting AgencyIndustrial Sponsor