Wei Chen

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems


Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Areas of Expertise

  • Crowdsourcing
  • Crowdfunding
  • Business analytics
  • Digital marketing


MIS 307 Business Data Communications
MIS 543 Business Data Communications & Networking


  • Chen, W., Wei, X., and Zhu, K. X. Engaging Voluntary Contributions in Online Communities: A Hidden Markov Model. MIS Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • Wang, W., Chen, W., Zhu, K., and Wang, H. 2016. The Impact of Linguistic Persuasiveness on Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns: Evidence from Kickstarter. Management World (5) 81-95.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, The 10th China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2016), Dalian, China, June 25-26, 2016.
  • Eller College Dean's Small Research Grant, Spring 2016
  • ICIS Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Auckland, 2014
  • Graduate Summer Teaching Scholar, UCSD, 2013
  • Dean’s Fellowship for Summer Research, Rady School of Management, 2009-2015
  • Rady Academic Year Fellowship, UCSD, 2009-2015 

Professional Associations

  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • The American Economic Association (AEA)
  • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)