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. He is also the academic director of the UConn Digital Frontiers Initiative, which aims to facilitate collaborations between industry and academia, with a current emphasis on the business applications of generative AI.

Wei’s research studies platforms & crowds, financial technologies (FinTech), and the design and governance of generative AI. Utilizing theoretical models and granular data, he seeks to provide rigorous evidence to inform system and market design in these areas. His 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 awards and nominations in information systems conferences and workshops, and the Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award from the INFORMS Information Systems Society.

Prior to join UConn in 2023, Wei was a tenured faculty member at the MIS department, Eller College of Management, 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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