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Prof. Wai Ting Eric NGAI
  • Professor and Associate Head of Department of Management and Marketing

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
E-Commerce, Decision Support Systems, Social Computing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Knowledge Management & Innovation, IT Governance, RFID and Energy & Environmental Informatics Research

 

Eric Ngai is currently an Associate Head and Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His current research interests are in the areas of Decision Support Systems, Blockchain Technology, Social Media Technology and AI in Business Intelligence Applications. He has over 135 refereed international journal publications including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Operations Management, Production & Operations Management, INFORMS Journal on Computing, European Journal of Information Systems and others. He serves as associate editor for Information & Management. He is the principal investigator of two large projects supported by the Innovation and Technology Fund on demand forecasting and social media analytics for the Textiles and Clothing sector.

Eric Ngai led his team to design and develop a social media monitoring and management system for a Hang Seng Index Constituent company. The system platform utilizes the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine and web-crawler technology to provide relevant, structured and classified content which can be used to identify marketing issues and needs promptly. It involves statistical models and a text mining sub-system for evaluating information from offline and online sources. He has been working on projects involving applying Blockchain technology in aircraft parts supply chains and artificial intelligence for sales and customer support in apparel retail applications.


Dr Li JIANG
  • Associate Professor of School of Accounting and Finance

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
Corporate finance, Behavioural economics, finance, and accounting, Cost of equity capital and firm valuation

 

Dr Jiang Li is an Associate Professor of Finance and serves as the Deputy DMgt Program Director. He holds BSc in Mathematics from Nankai University, MBA from York University, and PhD in Finance from Concordia University. He worked at York University and Hong Kong Baptist University before joining PolyU. His research interests include corporate investments, IPO, short selling, and international capital markets. 

Dr Wing Sing Vincent CHO
  • Associate Professor of Department of Management and Marketing

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
Textual Mining, Technology Adoption, Information Systems Management

 

Vincent Cho is an associate professor in the Department of Management and Marketing. He currently researches on "m-commerce technology adoption" and "health care information system adoption". He is also specialized on data mining, stock index forecasting, database marketing, yield management and e-commerce infrastructure and strategy. His research papers are published on various international journals including Information & Management, Journal of Computer information Systems, Expert Systems, Knowledge and Information Systems, Journal of Computational Intelligence in Finance, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, International Journal of Tourism Research, Annals of Tourism Research. Before joining the university, he had several years of experience in systems development in some prestige international consulting firms. He is also interested in consultancy works.


Dr Yue Katherine FENG
  • Assistant Professor of Department of Management and Marketing

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
Social Network Analysis, Online Marketing, IT Innovation and Implementation, Big Data and Business Analytics, Machine Learning

 

Katherine Feng is an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Marketing. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research interests include social media analytics, online user-generated content, Reg-Tech in financial industry, and IT innovation adoption and usage. Her work has been published in Information Systems Research, under review at top IS journals, and presented at major IS conferences (ICIS, WISE, PACIS). Katherine has been a visiting scholar at HKUST and taught Business Analytics course. She also worked at industry as a big data modeler in Fintech area.

Katherine Feng is currently engaged in the projects in the areas of online social media and mobile app relying on big data for digital marketing. Her projects focus on understanding online user participation and driving value for downstream business. For example, her mobile app project utilizes the transaction and marketing data collected from Pizza Hut to design targeted and personalized recommendations to consumers in a timely manner.


Dr Yong Jimmy JIN
  • Faculty Coordinator for Fund-raising and Development of Faculty of Business
  • Assistant Professor of School of Accounting and Finance

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
Asset pricing, Credit market and risk, Market microstructure, Information systems

 

Yong (Jimmy) JIN is the Faculty Coordinator, Director of China MBA, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Ph.D. in Quantitative Finance from University of Florida in 2016. He obtained his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Phil. in Risk Management Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and also studied in Nanyang Technological University as a NTU-Temasek Foundation LEaRN Scholar and University of Toronto as an exchange student. His research interests include FinTech, Asset Pricing, Equity Issuance, and Information Systems. Dr. Jin’s papers have been published in Risk Magazine, Production and Operations Management and others and also won 2015 Morgan Stanley Prize for Excellence in Financial Markets, the Montreal Institute of Structured Finance and Derivatives (IFSID) Research Grant and several conference best papers. Prior to joining Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he taught at University of Florida where he got the Business School Ph.D. Teaching award. He is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) holder and contributes to the FRM exams. He worked in Morgan Stanley (New York) Strats and Modelling as a Quantitative Research Associate and co-organized the Morgan Stanley Quantitative Finance Summer Boot Camp.


Dr Xiaowei Michael MEI
  • Assistant Professor of Department of Management and Marketing

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
Big Data and Business Analytics, Data Mining, Social Network Analysis, Economics of Information Systems, Mechanism Design in Information Systems

 

Michael Mei is an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Marketing. He received his PhD in Information Systems and Operations Management from the University of Florida. His current research aims to extend standard economic models of information systems in two directions: differentiating various forms of social contagion or peer effects in online and offline networks using empirical methods and big data analytic skills; and designing optimal market mechanisms in information systems using game theory, statistics and simulations methods. His work has been accepted by leading journals such as Journal of Management Information Systems.

The projects Michael Mei currently engaged in include differentiating various forms of social contagion or peer effects in online and offline networks, such as studying the effect of online word of mouth on charitable crowdfunding platforms; examining how to promote better healthcare practice by disseminating information strategically among healthcare providers' work-related network. The other stream investigates optimal market mechanisms in information systems, such as establishing a general framework of bundling of information goods that classifies different conditions under which bundling is optimal for sellers of information goods, analyzing the phenomenon of sponsored data using applied game theory to find the effect of this new business model on the profitability of network providers and content providers, consumer surplus and social welfare.

Dr Yi-keung Dicky SHEK
  • Professor of Practice (Management Information Systems) of Department of Management and Marketing

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchan, FinTech, CRM, Digital Marketing, e-Commerce, Virtual Reality, Media Theory, IT Security/Control & Audit, Knowledge Management

 

Dicky Shek is Professor of Practice in the Department of Management and Marketing.  He is a veteran in the technology industry in the Greater China and APJ regions. He has 22+ years of executive and management experience in ICT companies including IBM, Compaq Computer (HP Enterprise now), Dell (Dell EMC now), Cisco Systems, and NTT Communications. His previous experience includes managing services, sales, marketing, products, business planning, CRM, channel, human resources, finance, and IT infrastructure. Recently, he is appointed as the CEO of the Belt & Road TechFin Association. 

Ir Dr T. L. YIP
  • Associate Professor of Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
  • Deputy Director of CY Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies

Consulting, Research and Teaching Interests:
Shipbroking and ship chartering, Marine traffic impact assessment, Fluid mechanics

 

Dr Tsz Leung Yip is Associate Professor of Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the Deputy Director, C. Y. Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies and the Programme Leader of BBA in International Shipping and Transport Logistics. He is currently a member of Port Operations Committee, Hong Kong Marine Department and the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board. He has widely published on maritime and logistics issues. He has edited several special issues in prestige journals. He is an editor of Maritime Business Review and an associate editor of the Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics. He has specialized in maritime studies, with particular focus in empirical research of marine safety, navigation planning and port development. His research interests include new perspective of data driven research and innovations in maritime studies, covering maritime blockchains, autonomous transport, SMART logistics, and port community system.