Wei Chen

Associate Professor


Education/Professional Certification

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego


Wei Chen is an Associate Professor of Operations and Information Management (OPIM) at the School of Business, University of Connecticut. His research studies platforms, crowds, and financial technologies (FinTech). Combining theoretical models and granular data, he seeks to provide rigorous evidence that informs the system and market design in these areas. His current research projects focus on platforms, real estate markets, and crypto markets.

Wei’s work has been published in leading academic journals, such as Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Production and Operations Management. He has received several best paper nominations and awards in information systems conferences and workshops, and the Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award from the INFORMS Information Systems Society.

Wei is also co-leading the UConn Digital Frontiers Initiative, as the academic director of the Connecticut Information Technology Institute. The initiative aims to facilitate collaborations between industry and academia, focusing on cutting edge technology developments (e.g., generative AI). Wei’s role encompasses facilitating the translation of complex research into accessible and actionable insights for both industry professionals and policymakers, while also designing innovative training to upskill the workforce in a rapidly evolving digital world.

Prior to join UConn in 2023, Wei was a tenured faculty member at the MIS department, University of Arizona. He received his PhD in Innovation, Technology and Operations from the Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego.

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Selected Publications

Awards, Honors, and Grants

  • 2022 Best Paper Runner-up, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2022)
  • 2020 Best Paper Award in Track, and Best Paper Nominee for International Conference on InformationSystems (ICIS 2020)
  • 2020 INFORMS Information Systems Society Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award
  • 2020 Center for Management Innovations in Healthcare (CMIH) Research Grants
  • 2019 NET Institute Summer Research Grant
  • 2019 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Research Grants
  • 2018 Best Paper Runner-up, The 12th China SummerWorkshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2018)
  • 2018 Co-PI, General Research Fund, The Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (2018-2019)
  • 2017 Best Paper Award in Track, and Best Paper Nominee for International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2017)
  • 2016-2021 Eller College Dean’s Small Research Grants
  • 2016 Best Paper Award, The 10th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2016)
  • 2014 Best Paper Nominee, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST 2014)
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