Hi! My name is Zenan (泽南) Chen (陈), I usually go by Alan.
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.
Best Student Paper Runner-up @ CIST
Best Paper Award @ ICIS, General Track
Best Student Paper Award @ WITS
Carlson School of Management Dissertation Fellowship
First Place @ China Bridge Case Competition ($6,000)
As Faculty Mentor, I coached a team of 4 undergraduate students.
Dean’s Small Research Grant
Initiatives I have founded, co-founded, or advised.
Crowdsourced database for IS job posts
MISQ Insider (as founding coordinator)
MISQ-affiliated student blog for interviews
Crowdsourced self-organizing news aggregator
Online campus media for CUHK(SZ)
2014 - 2018
Campus magazine for CUHK(SZ)
2015 - 2017
I am also a self-taught full-stack developer. I build stuff for fun :)