Yi Zhang

ASSOCIATE IN THE DISCIPLINE OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS RESEARCH

344 S.W. Mudd
Mailcode 4712

Research Interests

DATA SCIENCE EDUCATION, ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Research Areas

Data Science
Yi Zhang joins the IEOR department as an Associate in Discipline in 2018. He teaches courses in the data science field, including simulation, foundations of data science, and business analytics. Prior to joining Columbia University, he worked as a part-time instructor at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught Econometrics and Advanced Business Analytics. Zhang’s is passionate about incorporating digital technology into the teaching environment to facilitate active learning.
 
Zhang received a BS in information systems from Dalian University of Technology in 2009 and in the progress of finishing his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on the impact of digital platform adoption on economics.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Co-director of IEOR undergraduate program, Columbia University, 2019–
  • IEOR combined plan undergraduate advisor, Columbia University, 2019-
  • IEOR and DSI MS application reviewer, Columbia University, 2019-

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Provost Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery Project Award, Adopting Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) for Computational Subjects, 2019
  • Best Teaching Assistant Award, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • I Want You Back: An empirical analysis on the interplay between legal availability and movie piracy, with Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang, International Journal of the Economics of Business26.1 (2019): 199-216.

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  • I Want You Back: An empirical analysis on the interplay between legal availability and movie piracy, with Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang, USPTO/IJEB Special Issue Conference, 2017.
  • Effect of Piracy on Adoption of Technological Innovation in the Entertainment Industry, with Vibhanshu Abhishek and Rahul Telang, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2014.
  • Effect of Piracy on Adoption of Technological Innovation in the Entertainment Industry, with Vibhanshu Abhishek and Rahul Telang, Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST), 2014.
  • Effect of Piracy on Adoption of Technological Innovation in the Entertainment Industry, with Vibhanshu Abhishek and Rahul Telang, Theory in Economics of Information Systems (TEIS), 2014.
  • Gone with the Bits: Technology Adoption in the Presence of Piracy, with Vibhanshu Abhishek and Rahul Telang, Marketing Science Conference, 2014.

WORKING PAPERS