Professor Bin Gu Receives 2022 INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow Award

Dr. Bin Gu, Professor and Department Chair of Information Systems at the Questrom School of Business, Receives the 2022 INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow Award

On October 16, Dr. Bin Gu, Professor and Department Chair of Information Systems at the Questrom School of Business was awarded the 2022 INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of information systems.

Professor Gu has dedicated his career to using information technologies as a tool to address information asymmetry in business and society. As an expert on user-generated content, social media, and digital platforms, he has published over 30 journal articles, mostly in top business school journals including Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and Journal of Management Information Systems.  Professor Gu’s scholarship has been cited more than 12,000 times by peers in academia, a testament to its importance to the field of information systems.

In addition to serving as a senior editor for Information Systems Research, Professor Gu also served as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly between 2014 and 2020.  Both journals are regarded as major academic journals in information systems. Professor Gu’s research has received “best paper” awards or research awards from many journals, organizations and conferences, including Information Systems Research, Journal of Retailing, Emerald Publishing, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMICS), INFORMS e-Business Section, the China Information Economics Society, Boston University, and Arizona State University.

Professor Gu obtained his PhD and MA degrees from the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania and his BEng dual degrees in International Business and Computer Science from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Before joining Boston University, Professor Gu was the Gladys Davis Distinguished Professor and an associate dean at the W P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He also served on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to academia, Professor Gu worked for Arthur Andersen as a consultant.

Research on the use and impact of technology in organizations is fostered, promoted, and disseminated by INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS). This society allows researchers and practitioners to interact and further their interests in information systems. In receiving this honor, Professor Gu became the third professor in the Department of Information Systems at the Questrom School of Business to receive the ISS Distinguished Fellow Award. In 2012, Abraham (Avi) Seidmann, Professor of Information Systems and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, was awarded the ISS Distinguished Fellow Award and Chrysanthos (Chris) Dellarocas, Richard C. Shipley Professor of Management and Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation was the recipient of the award in 2020.  Professor Seidmann was also the recipient of the 2021 ISS Haim Mendelson Teaching Innovation Award for his lifetime contributions to innovative IS/IT teaching, and fellow professor, Marshall Van Astyne, Professor of Information Systems and Questrom Professor in Management, received the ISS Practical Impacts Award in 2020 for his outstanding leadership and sustained impact on the industry.

The Questrom School of Business’ Department of Information Systems aims to produce leaders who understand how technology can change the world. Applied to public policy, organizational efficiency, and business strategy, the department examines the impact and implications of information and technology. As a result, the department is home to some of the most highly cited information systems scholars in the world.


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