Grants & Awards

External Project Grants

  • The Invisible Hand in Crowdfunding, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2022 - 2023 (17501721B)
  • Factors Moderating the Predictive Power of Social Media Sentiment on Stock Returns, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2019 - 2021 (17501518B)
  • The Impact of Average Rating and Information Disparity on Consumer Perception of Review Diagnosticity, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2017 - 2018 (17514516B)
  • Impact of Social Media on Colour Fashion Preferences, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel, 2016 - 2017
  • The Effects of Traditional Media and Social Media on Penny Stocks and Non-penny Stocks, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2015 - 2017 (17502715B)
  • Studying the Order Effect of Feedbacks in Online Auction Markets: A User Study and a Bayesian Updating Model, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2014 - 2016 (17500514B)
  • Applying Blog Mining Techniques in Suicide Research and Prevention, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2012 - 2014 (742012)
  • Multidimensional Analysis on Blood Donation Data for Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, HKSAR Government, 2013
  • Promoting Mental Well-Being in Youths through an Interactive Online Game on a Social Networking Website, Health Care and Promotion Fund, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government, Apr 2010 - Sept 2011 (23090514)

Internal Project Grants

  • The Spread of Pandemic-related Social Media Contents, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, July 2022 - June 2024 (104006696)
  • Disease-related Cues and Social Media Consumption, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, July 2021 - June 2023 (104006168)
  • Consulting for SMEs on New Norms and Challenges in the Post-COVID-19 Era, HKU Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Grant, 2020 - 2021 (KE-IP-2020/21-19)
  • The Effect of Virtual Reality on Donation Behaviors, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, June 2020 - May 2022 (104005683)
  • Gamification in Crowdsourcing, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, July 2019 - June 2021 (104005256)
  • The Effect of Immersive Systems on Individual Performance, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, June 2018 - June 2020 (104004856)
  • Business Consulting for Social Enterprises, HKU Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Grant, 2015 - 2016 (KE-IP-2015/16-22)
  • Authenticity and Helpfulness of Online Reviews, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, May 2015 - April 2017 (104003314)
  • Studying Social Networks With Uncertainty, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, Jun 2014 - May 2016 (104002963)
  • Co-authorship Analysis in the Information Systems Discipline, HKU Small Project Funding, Jun 2013 - May 2015
  • Identifying and Understanding Influential Individuals in Online Social Networks, HKU Small Project Funding, Jun 2012 - May 2014
  • E-engagement and Analytics Capacity Enhancement for NGOs, Excellence and Capacity building for Entrepreneurship and Leadership for the Third Sector (ExCEL3), HKU-HKJC, 2012 - 2017
  • Predicting Online Auction Prices Based on Feedback Histories and Text Comments, HKU Small Project Funding, Mar 2011 - Feb 2013
  • Exploring the Use of Three-Dimensional Virtual Worlds for Teaching and Learning Activities, HKU Earmarked Teaching Development Grant, Nov 2009 - Apr 2011 (10100316)
  • Social Mining for Web 2.0 Applications, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, May 2009 - December 2011 (10400397)
  • Applying Information Visualization Techniques to Web Search Results, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, March 2008 - February 2010 (10208140)
  • Analysis and Visualization of Web Search Queries, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, January 2007 - December 2008 (10207565)
  • Searching and Analyzing Blogs for Competitive Advantages, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, January 2006 - December 2007 (10206775)
  • Improving Document Clustering Techniques for Web Search Result Analysis, HKU Incentive Award, 2005 - 2006
  • Searching the World Wide Web Backwards for Business Intelligence Analysis, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, January 2005 - December 2006 (10206086)
  • Using Content and Link Analysis in Developing Domain-specific Web Search Engines: A Machine Learning Approach, HKU Seed Funding for Basic Research, February 2004 - January 2006 (10205294)

Recognition and Awards

  • INFORMS ISS Design Science Award 2020
  • IEEE ITSS Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics 2020
  • AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award 2016
  • Journal on Information Systems Education Best Paper Runner-up 2019
  • IEEE ISI Best Conference Paper Runner-up 2016
  • PACIS Best Conference Paper 2006
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2014, The University of Hong Kong
  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2016, The University of Hong Kong
  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2013, The University of Hong Kong
  • Faculty Research Postgraduate Supervision Award 2020, The University of Hong Kong
  • Papers cited over 7,500 times (h-index = 43)
  • Media interviews and coverage of research (CNN, New York Times, ATV, Ming Pao, Apple Daily, HKET, HKEJ, SCMP, Oriental Daily, Sun Daily, PC Market)
  • Student awards:
    • Champion, IEEE (HK) Computational Intelligence Postgraduate Research Paper Competition 2020 (Wenwen Li)
    • Faculty PhD Research Excellence Award 2021 (Bingjie Deng)
    • Faculty PhD Research Excellence Award 2020 (Wenwen Li)
    • Faculty PhD Research Progress Award 2020 (Bingjie Deng)
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