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About me

Hi!  My name is Zenan (泽南) Chen (陈), I usually go by Alan. I am an incoming assistant professor at University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management.

Research

Driven by the mistmatch between our understanding of technologies and the rate at which they are adopted, my research vision is centered on understanding and guiding the design and usage of emerging technologies and platforms. Specifically, my research delve into the following areas:

  • the impact of technological tools on individual work outcomes,
  • the societal effects of emerging AI technologies, and
  • the design considerations of digital platforms.

I use a blend of methods, including field experiments, casual inference, machine learning, and analytical modeling.

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Education

Dissertation: Design Considerations of Information Systems Artifacts and Digital Platforms

  • University of Minnesota

    Ph.D. in Information Systems

    University of Minnesota

    2018 - 2024

  • CUHK, Shenzhen

    B.A. in Economics

    CUHK, Shenzhen

    2014 - 2018

Selected Awards

  • Best Dissertation Award @ WITS

    2023

  • Best Student Paper Runner-up @ CIST

    2023

  • Best Paper Award @ ICIS, General Track

    2022

  • Best Student Paper Award @ WITS

    2022

  • Carlson School of Management Dissertation Fellowship

    2022

  • First Place @ China Bridge Case Competition ($6,000)

    As Faculty Mentor, I coached a team of 4 undergraduate students.

    2021

  • Dean’s Small Research Grant

    2020

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