Zhi (Aaron) Cheng

Doctoral Student


Zhi (Aaron) Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in Business Administration, with a specialization in Management Information Systems (MIS), at Fox School of Business, Temple University. Aaron is one of the most competitive recipients of Presidential Fellowships, the most prestigious university-wide award for graduate students at Temple. Aaron organizes the Brownbag Ph.D. Student Presentation Series in the department of MIS. Aaron received his master degree in Management Science and Engineering at School of Business, Renmin University of China, and worked at IBM in Beijing prior to joining FOX.

Aaron’s research focuses on understanding the nature and impact of digitization on grand societal challenges and business dilemmas in customer-centric firms. His research interests include Economics of Digitization, Urban Economics (Smart City), Labor Economics (Skill-Biased Technological Change), Digital Business Strategy (Retailing, Advertising, Insurance, Hospitality). His methodological expertise lies in Causal Inference and Big Data Analytics, including Econometrics, Randomized Controlled Experiment, Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition.

Aaron has been an external researcher and data scientist for a number of companies, including TalkingData (Beijing, China), Vivat Insurance (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Hersha Hospitality Trust (Philadelphia, USA), and IBM (Beijing, China). He also serves as an external scientist for the National Health Development Research Center (Beijing, China).

For more details, please see Aaron’s research, teaching, and curriculum vitae.


E-mail: acheng@temple.edu
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Fox School of Business
MIS Department 
Temple University
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1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6083

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