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Dr. LI Xin


Associate Professor

6-266, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
+852 34424446
+852 34420370
Public CV

Research Areas

Digital Economy
Data Science/Machine Learning
Social Network
Applied Econometrics


PhD - Management Information Systems (University of Arizona)
ME - Control Theory and Control Engineering (Tsinghua University)
BE - Automation (Tsinghua Unviersity)


Xin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems at City University of Hong Kong.

He has 100+ publications, including 50+ journal papers, which are on MISQ, ISR, JMIS, INFORMS JOC, DSS, I&M, JASIST, IJEC, IEEE/ACM Transactions, Nature Nanotechnology, Bioinformatics, among others. Please referr to his personal website ( for details.

He has received about 20 external and internal grants as PI and Co-I.

He is a senior member of IEEE, and ACM, and a member of INFORMS and AIS.

Selected Publications

Selected Journals
  • Chen, Kun; Li, Xin; Luo, Peng, Zhao, J. Leon / News-induced Dynamic Networks for Market Signaling: Understanding Impact of News on Firm Equity Value. 2020; In: Information Systems Research. (forthcoming)
  • Feng, Juan; Li, Xin; Zhang, X. Michael / Online Product Reviews-Triggered Dynamic Pricing: Theory and Evidence. 2019; In: Information Systems Research. Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 1107-1123
  • Fan, Shaokun; Li, Xin; Zhao, J. Leon / Collaboration Process Pattern Approach to Improving Teamwork Performance: A Data Mining-Based Methodology. 2017; In: INFORMS Journal on Computing. Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 438-456
  • Chen, Weiyun; Li, Xin; Zeng, Daniel / Modeling Fixed Odds Betting for Future Event Prediction. 2017; In: MIS Quarterly. Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 645-665
  • Li, Xin; Chen, Kun; Sun, Sherry X.; Fung, Terrance; Wang, Huaiqing; Zeng, Daniel D. / A Commonsense Knowledge-Enabled Textual Analysis Approach for Financial Market Surveillance. 2016; In: INFORMS Journal on Computing. Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 278-294
  • Li, Xin; Sun, Sherry X.; Chen, Kun; Fung, Terrance; Wang, Huaiqing / Design Theory for Market Surveillance Systems. 2015; In: Journal of Management Information Systems. Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 278-313
  • Li, Xin; Chen, Hsinchun; Zhang, Zhu; Li, Jiexun; Nunamaker, Jay / Managing Knowledge in Light of Its Evolution Process: An Empirical Study on Citation Network-based Patent Classification. 2009; In: Journal of Management Information Systems. Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 129-153
  • Chen, Hsinchun; Roco, Mihail C.; Li, Xin; Lin, Yiling / Trends in Nanotechnology Patents. 2008; In: Nature Nanotechnology. Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 123-125
Major Journals
  • Wang, Mengyue; Li, Xin; Chau, Patrick / Leveraging Image-Processing Techniques for Empirical Research: Feasibility and Reliability in Online Shopping Context. (forthcoming); In: Information Systems Frontiers
  • Yan, Jiaqi; Li, Xin; Shi, Yani; Sun, X Sherry; Wang, Huaiqing / The Effect of Intention Analysis-based Fraud Detection Systems in Repeated Supply Chain Quality Inspection: A Context of Learning and Contract. 2020; In: Information and Management, Vol. 57, No. 3, 103177
  • Yan, Jiaqi; Li, Xin; Sun, X Sherry; Shi, Yani; Wang, Huaiqing / A BDI Modeling Approach for Decision Support in Supply Chain Quality Inspection. 2020; In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 884-898
  • Zhou, Sijia; Li, Xin / Feature Engineering vs. Deep Learning for Paper Section Identification: Toward Applications in Chinese Medical Literature. 2020; In: Information Processing and Management, Vol, 57, No. 3, 102206
  • Yu, Yan; Li, Min; Li, Xin; Zhao, Jianliang Leon; Zhao, Dingtao / Effects of Entrepreneurship and IT fashion on SMEs’ Transformation toward Cloud Service through Mediation of Trust. 2018; In: Information and Management. Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 245-257
  • Zhang, Haidong; Ni, Wancheng; Li, Xin; Yang, Yiping / Modeling the Heterogeneous Duration of User Interest in Time-Dependent Recommendation: A Hidden Semi-Markov Approach. 2018; In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 177-194
  • Li, Xin; Wang, Chong Alex / The Technology and Economic Determinants of Cryptocurrency Exchange Rates: The Case of Bitcoin. 2017; In: Decision Support Systems. Vol. 95, pp. 49-60
  • Li, Jiexun; Li, Xin; Zhu, Bin / User Opinion Classification in Social Media: A Global Consistency Maximization Approach. 2016; In: Information and Management. Vol. 53, No. 8, pp. 987-996
  • Li, Xin; Wang, Mengyue; Liang, T. P. / A Multi-theoretical Kernel-based Approach to Social Network-based Recommendation. 2014; In: Decision Support Systems. Vol. 65, No. C, pp. 95-104
  • Zhang, Jie; Yang, Yanwu; Li, Xin; Qin, Rui; Zeng, Daniel / Dynamic Dual Adjustment of Daily Budgets and Bids in Sponsored Search Auctions. 2014; In: Decision Support Systems. Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 105-114
  • Li, Xin; Chen, Hsinchun / Recommendation as Link Prediction in Bipartite Graphs: A Graph Kernel-based Machine Learning Approach.  2013; In: Decision Support Systems. Vol. 54, No. 2, pp. 880-890
  • Zhang, Zhu, Li, Xin; Chen, Yubo / Deciphering “Word”-of-Mouth in Social Media: Text-based Metrics of Consumer Reviews. 2012; In: ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 5
  • Li, Jiexun; Zhang, Zhu; Li, Xin; Chen, Hsinchun / Kernel-based Learning for Biomedical Relation Extraction. 2008; In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 756-769
  • Li, Jiexun; Li, Xin; Su, Hua; Chen, Hsinchun; Galbraith, David / A Framework of Integrating Gene Relations from Heterogeneous Data Sources: An Experiment on Arabidopsis Thaliana. 2006; In: Bioinformatics. Vol. 22, No. 16, pp. 2037-2043
Major Conferences
  • Wang, Mengyue; Li, Xin; Chau, Patrick / Image Analysis to Assess the Impact of Photo Aesthetics on Online Consumer Click-through: An Empirical Study. 2016; International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016.
  • Zhang, Haidong; Ni, Wancheng; Li, Xin; Yang, Yiping / Modeling Idle Customers to Tackle the Sparsity Problem in Time-dependent Recommendation. 2016; International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016.
  • Li, Xin; Wang, Mengyue / A Multi-theoretical Framework for Social Network-based Recommendation. 2012; International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. Vol. 4, pp. 3413-3426
  • Li, Min; Yu, Yan; Zhao, J. Leon; Li, Xin / Drivers for Strategic Choice of Cloud Computing as Online Service in SMEs. 2012; International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. Vol. 4, pp. 3529-3539
  • Feng, Juan; Li, Xin / Rising or Dropping: The Consumer Review-oriented Pricing Paradox. 2011; International Conference on Information Systems 2011, ICIS 2011. Vol. 5, pp. 3604-3615
  • Zimbra, David ; Fu, Tianjun; Li, Xin / Assessing Public Opinions through Web 2.0: A Case Study on Wal-Mart. 2009;  International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2009.

Professional Qualifications

QualificationCertifying Organization
Oracle Certificated Professional in DatabaseOracle
IBM Certificated AS/400 Associate System OperatorIBM

External Academic Activities

2019 - NowINFORMS Journal on Computing-Associate Editor
2017 - NowInformation Technology & People-Senior Editor
2017 - NowACM Transaction on MIS-Associate Editor
2017 - 2019International Conference on Information Systems-Associate Editor
2016 - 2018Information Systems Frontiers-Corresponding Editor
2016 - 2018Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems-Track Co-chair
2017MISQ Special Issue-Associate Editor
2017International Conference for Smart Health-Program Co-chair
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