Aaron Cheng

Doctoral Student


Aaron Cheng graduated as a Ph.D. in Business Administration, with a specialization in Management Information Systems (MIS), from Fox School of Business, Temple University in May 2019.

After graduation, Aaron has joined the London School of Economics as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Information Systems at the Department of Management since September 2019.

During his Ph.D. study since 2014, Aaron was one of the most competitive recipients of Presidential Fellowships, the most prestigious university-wide award for graduate students at Temple. From 2016 to 2018, Aaron initiated the Brownbag Doctoral Student Presentation Series in the MIS Department. Aaron received his master degree in Management Science and Engineering at School of Business, Renmin University of China, and worked at IBM prior to joining Temple Fox.

Aaron’s research focuses on understanding the nature and impact of digitization on the 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), and 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 active external researcher and data scientist for a number of companies, government agencies, and think tanks 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 and teaching.


E-mail: aaronzhi.cheng@gmail.com
Please connect Aaron Cheng on LinkedIn.
Management Information Systems Department 
Fox School of Business, Temple University

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