Hi! My name is Zenan (泽南) Chen (陈), I usually go by Alan.
Driven by a profound interest in the interplay between technology and society, my research vision is centered on understanding and guiding the evolution of digital tools and platforms. Specifically, my research delve into the following three areas: 1) the impact of technological tools on individual work outcomes, 2) the design considerations of digital platforms at a macro level using analytical modeling, and 3) the societal effects of emerging AI technologies.
General Track Best Paper Award @ ICIS
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 :)