I am an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
I work at the interface of economics and computation, with applications in social media, online markets, and innovation. A part of this area is now more commonly known as data analytics/science. I am excited about the ongoing transformation of economics driven by the data and computation revolution.
Before coming to Phoenix, I worked on my Ph.D. in economics (actually more often on procrastination projects) at The University of Texas at Austin. I also studied economics and mathematics at Peking University, Beijing, China.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Workshop on Information Systems and Economics. Auckland, New Zealand. December 17-19, 2014.
ACM Conference in Economics and Computation. Stanford, CA. June 10-12, 2014.
Strata + Hadoop World. NYC, NY. Oct 28-30, 2013
Real Artists Ship.
Zhan Shi, Huaxia Rui, and Andrew B. Whinston 2014. Content Sharing in a Social Broadcasting Environment: Evidence from Twitter. MIS Quarterly, 38(1), 123-142. Media stories: Yahoo, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Zhan Shi and Andrew B. Whinston 2013. Network Structure and Observational Learning: Evidence from a Location-Based Social Network. Journal of Management Information Systems, 30(2), 185-212.
Let's go invent tomorrow.
Zhan Shi, Gene Moo Lee, and Andrew B. Whinston 2014. Towards a Better Business Proximity: Topic Modeling for Analyzing M&As
Project on analytics of mobile app markets
Project on network sampling
Project on platform innovation