Associate Professor
Information Systems
Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Predictive modeling for business intelligence
  • Computational text analysis
  • Social network analytics

Academic Qualification

  • PhD 2009 New York University, Information System
  • M.Sc. 2002 Northeastern University, Computer Science
  • B.Sc. 1999 Northeastern University, Computer Science

Academic And Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2017-present
  • Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2009-2017
  • Instructor, IOMS Department, Stern School of Business, NYU, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Zheng, J., Ng, K.C., Zheng, R., and Tam, K.Y., "The Effects of Sentiment Evolution in Financial Texts: A Word Embedding Approach," Journal of Management Information Systems, forthcoming
  • Huang, A.H., Lehavy, R., Zang, A.Y., and Zheng, R., "Analyst Information Discovery and Information Interpretation Roles: A Topic Modeling Approach," Management Science, 64, 6, 2018, pp. 2833-2855
  • Huang, A.H., Zang, A.Y., and Zheng, R., "Evidence on the Information Content of Text in Analyst Reports," The Accounting Review, 89, 6, 2014, 2151-2180
  • Adomavicius, G., Tuzhilin, A., and Zheng, R., "REQUEST: A Query Language for Customizing Recommendations," Information System Research, 22, 1, 2011, 99-117
  • Zheng, R., Li, J., Huang, Z., and Chen, H., "A Framework for Authorship Identification of Online Messages: Writing Style Features and Classification Techniques," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 57, 3, 2006, 378-393
  • Li, J., Zheng, R., and Chen, H., "From Fingerprint to Writeprint: Feature Selection for Authorship Identification," Communication of ACM, 49, 4, 2006, 76-82

Selected Working Paper

  • Wu, W., Zhang, X., and Zheng, R., "Crowd Governance: The Monitoring Role of Wikipedia in the Financial Market"

Professional Services

  • Track chair, AIS-SIGBPS Workshop on Business Processes and Services, 2012
  • Associate editor, ICIS research method track (2012-2014)
  • Program committee, WITS (2010-2014), ICEC (2012-2014), CSWIM (2010-2014)
  • Demo chair, ACM Recommender System Conference (2013)
  • Ad hoc reviewer for MISQISRJMISManagement ScienceJournal on Computing,ACM Transactions

Professional Association Memberships

  • AIS


  • Research grant, RGC/GRF, 2010-2012
  • Research grant, RGC/GRF, 2013-2015
  • HKUST Business School Research Grants, 2012
  • Finalist, Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence, 2010
  • Weilun Fellow, College of Fellows of HKUST, 2010-2014
  • PhD Student Teaching Excellence Awards, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2007
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Stern School of Business, New York University, 2004-2008
  • Gold Medal in China Collegiate Computer Programming Contest, 1998