Kevin Yili Hong

Major: PhD


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For the past couple of years, I’ve been consulting this company:, to help them use firm generated big data to refine their feedback systems. is one of the largest firm that provides a marketplace for services (especially IT services) outsourcing. Current CEO of the company is Matthew Barrie.

My two working papers on consumer welfare and pricing strategy related to this firm can be downloaded here:

Consumer Welfare

Pricing Strategy

We are presenting this big data project on May 21st at Temple Big Data Symposium, you are welcome to the symposium if interested.

Temple “Big Data” Symposium

Monday, May 21, 2012, 12-6pm – Shusterman Hall, Liacouras Walk



12:00pm          Lunch


12:45pm          Opening Remarks


1:00pm            Session 1: Practical Applications and Best Practices with Big Data


Youngjin Yoo, Robert Kulathinal, Sunil Wattal: “Designing 21st Century Organizations”


Munir Mandviwalla, David Schuff, Sunil Wattal: “The Campaign Media Ecosystem”


Yili Hong, Paul A. Pavlou: “Big Data in Online Markets for Outsourcing of IT Services”


2:00pm            Session 2: Statistical Solutions for Big Data


Sanat Sarkar and Nicolle Clements: “High-dimensional Multiple Testing”


Neeraj Bharadwaj and Yuexiao Dong: “In Search of What Counts in Big Datasets”


2:45pm            Coffee Break


3:15pm            Session 3: Technical Solutions for Big Data


Jie Wu and Chiu C. Tan: “CIS Big Data Research”


Alexander Yates: “Data Mining and Information Retrieval with Web Data”


4:00pm            Panel: “Emerging Opportunities and Challenges of Big Data”


                        Pallavi Chitturi (Center of Statistical Analysis, Statistics Department)


Jennifer Gordon (Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine)


Keith Latham and Carmen Sapienza (Fels Institute for Cancer Research)


5:00pm            Networking Reception


The symposium is sponsored by the Institute for Business & Information Technology (IBIT) housed at the Fox School of Business.

Professional Achievements

    • Fox IT AwardsSpring 2014

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