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Dr. Zhengrui (Jeffrey) Jiang

Zhengrui Jiang
Thome Professor in Business
Associate Professor of Information Systems

Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems
College of Business
3187 Gerdin Business Building
Ames, IA 50011-1350
(515) 294-1833


PhD, Management Science (Information Systems), University of Texas at Dallas, 2005
MS, Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2000
MBA, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2000

Research Interests
Business Analytics with Econometric and Machine Learning Methods
Data Processing and Decision-Making with Imperfect Data
Diffusion of Technological Innovations
Economics of IT
Software Engineering and Project Management

Professional Activities
Dr. Jiang is an associate professor of Information Systems and the inaugural holder of the endowed Thome Professorship in Business at the College of Business, Iowa State University. Before joining academia, Dr. Jiang had more than six years' industry experience in China and the U.S., encompassing international trade, management, and software development.

Dr. Jiang's research focuses on the use of data to support decision-making, the diffusion of single and multi-generation product innovations, the economics of IT, and software engineering and project management. His research has appeared in leading academic journals including Management Science, MIS Quaterly, Information Systems Research, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Decision Support Systems, and International Journal of Research in Marketing, and in conferences such as ICIS, WITS, PACIS, and INFORMS.

Dr. Jiang's academic pursuits have been funded by both internal grants and external grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Dr. Jiang currently serves as an associate editor for MIS Quarterly and Information Technology and Management, and a guest senior editor for Production and Operations Management. He received the MISQ Outstanding Associate Editor Award for 2016.

Selected Publications
1.  Wang, M., Z. Jiang, Y. Zhang, H. Yang. "T-Closeness Slicing: A New Privacy Preserving Approach for Transactional Data Publishing" INFORMS Journal on Computing, forthcoming.
2.  Feng, H., Z. Jiang, D. Liu. "Quality, Pricing, and Release Time: Optimal Market Entry Strategy for New Software-as-a-Service Vendors" MIS Quarterly, forthcoming.
3.  Cai, Y., Z. Jiang, V. Mookerjee. "How to Deal with Liars? Designing Intelligent Rule-Based Expert Systems to Increase Accuracy or Reduce Cost." INFORMS Journal on Computing, Vol. 29, No. 2, March 2017, pp. 268-286.
4.  Jiang, Z., K. P. Scheibe, S. Nilakanta, X. Qu. "The Economics of Public Beta Testing." Decision Sciences, Vol. 48, No. 1, February 2017, pp. 150-175.
5.  Jiang, Z., D. Jain. "A Generalized Norton-Bass Model for Multigeneration Diffusion." Management Science, Vol. 58 No. 10, October 2012, pp. 1887-1897. (E-Companion)
6.  Jiang, Z., S. Sarkar, V. S. Jacob. "Post-Release Testing and Software Release Policy for Enterprise-Level Systems." Information Systems Research , Vol. 23, No. 3, Part 1 of 2, September 2012, pp. 635-657.
7 Jiang, Z. "A Decision-Theoretic Framework for Numerical Attribute Value Reconciliation." IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 7, July 2012, pp. 1153-1169.
8.  Jiang, Z., S. Sarkar. "Speed Matters: The Role of Free Software Offer in Software Diffusion." Journal of Management Information Systems, Vol. 26, no. 3, Winter 2010, pp. 207-240.
9.  Jiang, Z., S. Sarkar, P. De and D. Dey. "A Framework for Reconciling Attribute Values from Multiple Data Sources." Management Science, Vol. 53, No. 12, December 2007, pp. 1946-1963. ( E-Companion)
10 Jiang, Z., F. M. Bass, P. I. Bass. "The Virtual Bass Model and the Left-Hand Data-Truncation Bias in Diffusion of Innovation Studies." International Journal of Research in Marketing, Vol. 23, No. 1, March 2006, pp. 93-106.
11 Jiang, Z., V. Mookerjee, S. Sarkar. "Lying on the Web: Implications for Expert Systems Redesign." Information Systems Research, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2005, pp. 131-148.


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