Daniel Zeng

Gentile Family Professor of MIS


Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1998

Areas of Expertise

  • Software agents and multi-agent systems
  • Collaborative information and knowledge management
  • Recommender systems
  • Social computing
  • Digital economic institutions
  • Automated negotiation and auction
  • Security informatics
  • Spatio-temporal data analysis
  • Online surveillance


MIS 507 Software Design


  • Yang, Y., Zeng, D., Yang, Y., and Zhang,J. (2015). "Optimal Budget Allocation Across Search Advertising Markets,'' forthcoming, INFORMS Journal on Computing.
  • Zeng, D., Yang, C.C., Tseng, V.S., Xing, C., Chen, H., Wang, F.-Y., and Zheng, X. (eds.) (2013). “Smart Health,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Health (ICSH 2013), Beijing, China, August. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8040.
  • Zeng, D., Chen, H., Chavez, C., Lober, B., Thurdmond, M. (eds.) (2011), Biosurveillance and infectious disease informatics. Springer, 448.
  • Luo, C., Zheng, X., Zeng, D., & Leischow, S. (2014). Portrayal of electronic cigarettes on YouTube. Forthcoming, BMC Public Health.
  • Yang, Y., Zhang, J., Zeng, D., Liu, B., & Yang, Y. (2014).  Optimal budget allocation across search advertising markets. Forthcoming, INFORMS Journal on Computing.
  • Wang, L., Chu, C., Yang, G., Hao, R., Li, Z., Cao, Z., Qiu, S., Li, P., Wu, Z., Yuan, Z., Xu, Y., Zeng, D., Wang, Y., & Song, H. (2014). Transmission characteristics of different students during a school outbreak of (H1N1) pdm09 Influenza in China, 2009. Nature Scientific Reports, 4.
  • Yuan, Y., Zeng, D., & Li, L. (2014). Evolutionary dynamics analysis and simulation of bidding behavior in sponsored search advertising markets. Forthcoming, Decision Support Systems.
  • Zhang, Z., Zeng, D., Abbasi, A., Peng, J., & Zheng, X. (2013). A random walk approach to tag- based recommendations. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 4(2), 1–24.
  • Fu, T., Abbasi, A., Zeng, D., & Chen, H. (2012). Evaluating the usefulness of sentiment information for focused crawlers. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 30(4).
  • Li, X., Zeng, D., Liu, Y., & Yang, Y. (2011). Click fraud and the adverse effects of competition. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 26(6), 31–39.
  • Huang, Z. & Zeng, D. (2011). Why does collaborative filtering work? Transaction-based recommendation model validation and selection by analyzing bipartite random graphs. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 23(1), 138–152.

Professional Associations

  • Association for Information Systems
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, the Fourteenth Annual Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), 2004
  • Best Paper Award in SIGDSS, Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), 2004
  • Honeywell Fellow in MIS, 2001-2004; 2007-present
  • UA Management Information Systems Association Teacher of the Year (1999-2000; 2002-2003)