College of Business Header
Iowa State University Iowa State University College of Business Iowa State University College of Business
  Programs Menu    Accounting    Ag MBA    Business Economics   Engineering/MBA    Finance    Human Computer Interaction    Honors    Management    Marketing    Master of Accounting    MBA    MS Information Systems    MS Information Assurance    MIS    Operations & Supply Chain   Logistics & Supply Chain   Accreditation    Ph.D.
  Students Menu    Student Main    Doctoral Students    Graduate Students      - Prospective      - Admitted      - Current    Undergraduate Students      - Prospective      - Current    Gerdin Citizenship Program    Graduate Career Services    Career Services    AccessPlus    WebMail    WebCT   Computer Labs    Diversity    Organizations
  Faculty/Staff Menu    Faculty/Staff Main    Directory    AccessPlus    Web Mail    WebCT
  Alumni Menu    Alumni Main    ISU Alumni Association    Accounting Alumni    Career Services    Cyclone Club    Development    Alumni Networking    Online Giving    Publications    Reunion    Volunteer
  Employers Menu    Employers Main    Career Services    Employer Services    Graduate Student Employers    Internships and Co-ops    Online Giving    Sponsorships    Volunteer
  Outreach Menu    Outreach Main    Accounting Advisory Board    Accounting Conference    Deans Advisory Council    Executive in Residence    Miller Lecture Series    Management Marketing Board    MIS Board    Pappajohn Center    SBDC    Voorhees Conference
  Events Menu    College Calendar
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

   

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

EDUCATION
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

    Journal 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.   Zong, W., F. Wu, Z. Jiang. "A Markov-based Update Policy for Constantly Changing Database Systems." IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 64, No. 3, August 2017, pp. 287 - 300.

4.   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.

5.   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.

6.   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)

7.   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.

8.   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.

9.   Jiang, Z. "How to Give away Software with Successive Versions." Decision Support Systems, Volume 49, Issue 4, November 2010, pp. 430-441.

10.   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.

11.   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).

12.   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. (PDF)

13.  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.

    Refereed Conference Proceedings

1.    Jiang, Z. and S. Sarkar, "Optimal Software Release Time with Patching Considered." Proceeding of the 13th Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS), Seattle, December 2003.(PDF)

2.    Jiang, Z. and S. Sarkar. "Free Software Offer and Software Diffusion: The Monopolist Case." Proceeding of the 24th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Seattle, December 2003. (PDF)

3.   Jiang, Z. S. Sarkar, P. De and D. Dey. "Reconciling Attribute Values from Multiple Data Sources." Proceeding of the 25th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Washington DC, December 2004. (PDF)

4.   Jiang, Z. "Reconciling Continuous Attribute Values From Multiple Data Sources." Proceedings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Suzhou, China July 2008.

5.   Jiang, Z. "Optimal Free Offer Policy for Successive Software Versions." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on e-Business (WeB), Paris, France, December 2008.

6.   Jiang, Z. "Taking Data Usage into Consideration in Data Integration." Proceedings of 18th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Paris, France, December 2008.

7.   Jiang, Z., K. Scheibe, and S. Nilakanta. "The Economic Impact of Public Beta Testing: The Power of Word-Of-Mouth." Proceeding of the 32nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Shanghai, China, December 2011.

8.   Cai, Y., Z. Jiang, V.S. Mookerjee. "Designing Intelligent Expert Systems to Cope with Liars." Proceeding of the 33rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Orlando, FL, December 2012.

9.    Jiang, Z., D. C. Jain. "Optimal Marketing Entry Timing for Successive Product Generations." Proceeding of the 7th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM), Tianjin, China, June 2013.

10.  Jiang, Z., D. Liu, D. C. Jain. "Optimal Pricing Policy for Successive Product Generations." Proceeding of the 7th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM), Tianjin, China, June 2013.

11.   Jiang, Z., D. Liu, F. Wu. "A Generalized Pricing Model for Successive Product Generations." Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Milan, Italy, December 2013.

12.   Jiang, Z., X. Qu. "Optimal Update Policy for Databases in Growth State." Proceedings of the 25th Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Dallas, TX, December 2015.

   COURSES TAUGHT

  • MIS 605: Technical Research Methods in IS (PhD)
  • BUS 644: Business Research Methods (PhD)
  • BusAd 502: Quantitative Business Analysis and Decision Making (MBA Core)
  • MIS 535: Telecommunications Management
  • MIS 435: Information Systems Infrastructure
  • MIS 432: Information Systems Analysis
  • MIS 431: Advanced Programming in Visual Basic
  • Programming in C++
  • Business App. of Microcomputer Software
  • Web Development

AWARDS & HONORS

  • MIS Quarterly Outstanding Associate Editor Award, 2016
  • Inaugural recipient of the endowed Thome Professorship in Business, Iowa State University, 2012
  • Junior Faculty Research Award, College of Business, Iowa State University, 2012

GRANTS

  • Co-PI: Utility-Driven Data and Knowledge Management Methods, funded by the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2015- 2016, ¥200,000.
  • Co-PI: Co-PI: Ghana Feed the Future Agriculture Technology Transfer Project, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). 2013- 2018. $1.66 million.
  • Summer Research Grant, College of Business, Iowa State University, 2012, 2014
  • Bootstrap Research Grant, College of Business, Iowa State University, 2011, 2012. 2014
  • University Research Grant, University of North Alabama, 2006

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

   Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor: MIS Quarterly Jan. 2014 - present
  • Special Issue Guest Editor: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 2016
  • Special Issue Senior Editor: Production and Operations Management 2015
  • Associate Editor: Information Technology and Management 2008 - present
  • Editorial Review Board: Journal of Database Management 2012 - Present

    Conferences

  • Program Co-Chair: The 13th Annual Big XII+ MIS Research Symposium 2015
  • Program Co-Chair: The 9th Annual Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference (MWAIS) 2014
  • Review Coordinator: Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) 2015
  • Prototype Co- Chair: Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) 2014
  • Program Committee: Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST) 2011-2015
  • Program Committee/Session Chair: Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS) 2009-2015
  • Program Committee: China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM) 2015

navigation

About | Contact Us | News | Cale