Assistant Professor
Yanzhen CHEN
Information Systems
Assistant Professor
Yanzhen CHEN

Academic Qualification

  • PhD 2017 The University of Texas at Austin, Information Systems
  • MFin 2012 Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Finance
  • BBA 2010 Nankai University, Financial Management

Academic And Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Dept of ISOM, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2017-present
  • Instructor, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Y., Rui, H., and Whinston, A.B., “Tweet to the Top? Social Media Personal Branding and Career Outcomes,” MIS Quarterly, 45, 2, 2021, 499-534
  • Padilla, O.H.M., Sharpnack, J., Chen, Y., and Witten, D.M., “Adaptive nonparametric regression with the K-nearest neighbour fused lasso,” Biometrika, 107, 2, 2020, 293-310

Service Activities Within College And Profession

  • Conference Program Committee Member: Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) 2017
  • Conference Reviewer: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST)
  • Journal Reviewer: Internet Research, 2016/2017 Impact Factor : 2.931

Research Interests

Dr. Chen’s research focuses on artificial intelligence in transforming financial analytics and gaining greater insights. Her current projects include empirical studies on corporate finance and behavior asset pricing. She conducts research from a combined theoretical and empirical perspective, where she uses theories from IS, game theory and financial economics to understand people's behavior. She validates these theories by applying econometric, Bayesian statistics and machine learning methods to big data.


  • ICIS 2016 Doctoral Consortium Fellow
  • Graduate School Continuing Fellowship, UT Austin
  • First Prize, China Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (Top 1.49%)
  • Second Prize, Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (Top 6.43%)