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Hongwei Zhu
Hongwei (Harry) Zhu
Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Manning School of Business
Univeristy of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, MA 01810, USA

+1 (978)934-2585 | fax: (978)934-4034
harry_zhu _at_ uml.edu | MrZhu _at_ mit.edu
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Bio

Prior to joining UML, Dr. Hongwei Zhu was an Associate Professor of Information Technology in the College of Business and Public Administration at Old Dominion University. He has been a Research Scientist at MIT Information Quality Program. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT.

Research

Research interests include various aspects of enabling effective management/use of information, such as Data Standards, Information Integration, IT strategy, Information Policy Economics, Information Quality, Data Mining, Serious Games, and Mobile Computing. My research has been supported by

ODU NSF WHRO MIT

Current Projects:

Selected Publications

[Sloan CISL Working Paper | DBLP | SSRN]

Journal
  1. Cao, L., Zhu, H. (2013) "Normal accidents: Data quality problems in ERP-enabled manufacturing", ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, 4(3), Article #11.
  2. Zhu, H., Wu, H. (2011) "Interoperability of XBRL Financial Statements in the U.S.", International Journal of E-Business Research, 7(2), 18-33.
  3. Zhu, H., Wu, H. (2011) "Quality of Data Standards: Framework and Illustration using XBRL Taxonomy and Instances", Electronic Markets, 21(2), 129-139.
  4. Zhu, H. (2011) "Teaching OOP with Financial Literacy", IEEE Transactions on Education. 54(2), 328-331.
  5. Li, X., Fan, Y., Sheng, Q., Maamar, Z., Zhu, H. (2011) "A Petri Net Approach to Analyzing Behavioral Compatibility and Similarity of Web Services", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Part A: Systems and Humans). 41(3), 510-521
  6. Zhu, H., Madnick, S.E. (2010) "Legal Challenges and Strategies for Comparison and Data Reuse Services", Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 11(3), 231-239.
  7. Zhu, H., Madnick, S.E. (2009) "Finding New Uses for Information", MIT Sloan Management Review, 2009-Summer, 50(4), 18-21.
    Excerpts from above appeared as: Hongwei Zhu and Stuart Madnick, "Turning data into opportunity: How can you make the most of all the data on the Web?" National Post, July 3, 2009 [ http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/story.html?id=1757431]
  8. Zhu, H., Madnick, S.E. (2009) "One Size does not Fit All: Legal Protection for Non-copyrightable Data", Communications of the ACM, 52(9), 123-128
  9. Zhu, H., Madnick, S.E. (2009) "Reconciliation of Temporal Semantic Heterogeneity in Evolving Information Systems", Ingenierie des Systemes d'Information (Information Systems Engineering) 14(6), 59-74
  10. Madnick, S.E., Wang, R., Lee, Y., Zhu, H. (2009) "Overview and Framework for Data and Information Quality Research", ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, 1(1).
  11. Zhu, H., Madnick, S.E., Siegel, M. (2008) "An Economic Analysis of Policies for the Protection and Reuse of Non-Copyrightable Database Contents", Journal of Management Information Systems, 25(1), 199-232.
  12. Zhu, H., Madnick, S.E., Siegel, M.D. (2008) "Enabling Global Price Comparison through Semantic Integration of Web Data", International Journal of Electronic Business, 6(4), 319-341.
  13. Lee, Y., Pierce, E., Talburt, J., Wang, R., Zhu, H. (2007) "A Curriculum for Master's of Science in Information Quality", Journal of Information Systems Education, 18(2), 233-242.
  14. Madnick, S.E., Zhu, H. (2006) "Improving Data Quality with Effective Use of Data Semantics", Data and Knowledge Engineering, 59(2), 460-475.
  15. Maugis, V., Choucri, N., Madnick, S., Siegel, M., Gillett, S., Haghseta, F., Zhu, H., Best, M. (2005) "Global e-Readiness — for What? Readiness for e-Banking", Information Technology for Development, 11(4), 313-342.
Conference (Recent papers)
  1. Zhu, H., Ma, Y., Su, G. (2011) "Collaboratively Assessing Information Quality on the Web", ICIS sigIQ Workshop, Shanghai, China, December 3, 2011.
  2. Zhu, H., Wu, H. (2011) "Interoperability of Data Created using Extensible Data Standards". ICIS sigIQ Workshop, Shanghai, China, December 3, 2011
  3. Ma, Y., Zhu, H., Su, G., Akhriza, T.M, (2011) "Hyperbolic Tree for Effective Visualization of Large Extensible Data Standards". ICIS sigIQ Workshop, Shanghai, China, December 3, 2011.
  4. Zhu, H., Wu, H. (2010) "Quality of Data Standards: Framework and Evaluation using XBRL Financial Statements", 20th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'10), St. Louis, MO, USA, December 11-12, 2010.
  5. Zhu, H., Shen, Y., Ma, Y., Adcock, A., Cao, L. "A Serious Multiplayer Game for Learning Information Quality Management", 20th Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS'10), St. Louis, MO, USA, December 11-12, 2010.
  6. Zhu, H., Wu, H. (2010) "Assessing Quality of Data Standards: Framework and Illustration using XBRL GAAP Taxonomy", Fourth Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR 2010), Alcalá de Henares, Spain, October 20-22, 2010, also in Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol 108, pp.288-299, Springer, 2010.
  7. Zhu, H., Wu, H. (2010) "Quality of XBRL US GAAP Taxonomy: Empirical Evaluation using SEC Filings", 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 12-15, Lima, Peru.
  8. Zhu, H., Wu, H. (2010) "XBRL and Interoperability of Financial Statements in the U.S.", Fourth China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM'10), June 19-20, Wuhan, China.
  9. Zhu, H., Wu, H. (2009) "Sloppy Tags and Metacrap? Quality of User Contributed Tags in Collaborative Social Tagging Systems", 15th Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 6-9, San Francisco, California, USA.
  10. Zhu, H., Fu, L. (2009) "Towards Quality of Data Standards: Empirical Findings from XBRL," 30th International Conference on Information System (ICIS'09), December 15-18, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  11. Li, X., Madnick, S.E., Zhu, H., Fan, Y. (2009) "Reconciling Semantic Heterogeneity in Web Services Composition", 30th International Conference on Information System (ICIS'09), December 15-18, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  12. Li, X., Madnick, S.E., Zhu, H., Fan, Y. (2009) "Improving Data Quality for Web Services Composition", 7th International Workshop on Quality in Databases (QDB'09), August 24, Lyon, France.
  13. Li, X., Madnick, S.E., Zhu, H., Fan, Y. (2009) "An Innovative Approach to Composing Web Services with Context Heterogeneity", IEEE 7th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009), July 6-10, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  14. Gannon, T. Madnick, S., Moulton, A., Siegel, M., Sabbouh, M., Zhu, H. (2009) "Framework for the Analysis of the Adaptability, Extensibility, and Scalability of Semantic Information Integration and the Context Mediation Approach", 42th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 5-8, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
  15. Zhu, H., Zhu, H. (2008) "An Iterative Multi-Strategy Approach to Classification", 9th International Symposium on Knowledge and Systems Sciences (KSS'08), December 11-12, Guangzhou, China.
  16. Bhansali, S., Zhu, H. (2008) "Decreasing Returns to IT Investment? New Firm-Level Evidence from Post-Dot Com Boom 2003-2005 Period", In 16th European Conference on Information Systems (Golden W, Acton T, Conboy K, van der Heijden H, Tuunainen VK eds.), 539-550, Galway, Ireland, June 9-11. (ISBN 978-0-9553159-2-3).
  17. Zhu, H., Madnick, S. (2007) "Semantic Integration Approach to Efficient Business Data Supply Chain", The 6th Workshop on eBusiness (WEB'07), December 9, Montreal, Canada.
  18. Zhu, H., Zhu, H. (2007) "Clustering Analysis using Data Range Aware Seeding and Agglomerative Expectation Maximization", The 3rd International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-based Systems (SITIS'07), December 16-19, Shanghai, China.
  19. Zhu, H., Madnick, S. (2007) "Scalable Interoperability Through the Use of COIN Lightweight Ontology", Ontologies-Based Databases and Information Systems (M. Collard Ed.), LNCS 4627, 37-50.

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