Research Assistant Professor |School of Business

Dr. Ye joined SUSTech in 2019. He obtained his PhD degree in Information Systems from the City University of Hong Kong in 2019. He managed development teams for three projects in his master program. He established three startup projects during his PhD studying period. Two of them were sold to a company in Shenzhen for over 200,000 RMB. Both of them are still in the market right now.

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Educational Background:

Bachelor: Graduated from Central University of Finance and Economics in Finance from 2008 to 2012
Master: 2012~2013, graduated from the Business School of Business School of City University of Hong Kong
Ph.D.: 2013~2019, graduated from the Department of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong




His research interests are Big Data Analytics, Text-mining (Topic Modeling, Semantic Analysis, Sentiment Analysis, Document Summarization), Blockchain, Business Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, System Dynamics Modeling, Media Coverage, Public Opinion, Corporate Governance, Financial Risk Management.

Since 2015, he stepped in blockchain field with great interests. He conducted blockchain related research by using big data analytics, such as topic modeling and sentiment analysis, to detect the trend of blockchain in both academia and industry. His tight relationships with the companies trying to apply blockchain technology in their business help knowing the current business problems and providing much valuable information for research.

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Journal Papers:

1、Liying Ye, Yiyang Bian, and J. Leon Zhao, “Media Coverage Indexing: Impacts of Media Exposure on Corporate Tax Aggressiveness.” 24th Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES), Bangkok, Thailand. Jan 10-12, 2018.

2、Liying Ye, Jennifer Xu, J. Leon Zhao. “Blockchain: Topic Coverage and Evolution.” China Summer Workshop on Information Management (CSWIM 2017), Nanjing, China. June 24-25, 2017.

3、Liying Ye, Yiyang Bian, and J. Leon Zhao. “Media Coverage Indexing: Impacts of Media Exposure on Corporate Innovation.” International Conference on Smart Finance (ICSF 2017), Guangzhou, China. July 16-17, 2017.

4、Zhang, Wenping, Ye L, Du W, Jian Ma, and Wei Xu. “A Topic Sensitive SimRank (TSSR) Model for Experts Finding on Online Research Social Platforms.” PACIS. 2016.

5、Bian, Yiyang, Fan S, Ye R L, and J. Leon Zhao. “Credit Risk Assessment of POS-Loans in the Big Data Era.” Workshop on Internet and BigData Finance (WIBF), Hong Kong, 2014.

6、Xiaoyu Wu, Liying Ye and J. Leon Zhao. “The Hybrid SD-DES Decision Support Framework for Liquidity Risk Management in Banks”. SIGBPS Workshop on Business Processes and Services. Orlando, Florida, USA. December 15, 2012.

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Name of College: School of Business


Masters and Doctorate Degree Programs

Business Intelligence and Big Data Management(affiliated to the Math Department’s Masters and Doctorate Programs)



The school currently has 11 faculty members in the department of Information Systems and Management Engineering (ISME) (Finance department has its own introduction)

1 Distinguished Professor honored by the Ministry of Education of China

1 National Distinguished Expert

3 Shenzhen Peacock Talents

1 National High-level Talents

10 Overseas Returned Professors

More than 30% of faculty are international faculty members with overseas citizenship.

100% have overseas PhD or overseas full-time working experience

9 Graduated from Top 50 Universities of the world (based on QS/Times ranking)




Founded in October 2018, the School of Business of the Southern University of Science and Technology is an elite business school with a strategic vision and a strong emphasis on innovation, open-mindedness, international impact, and interdisciplinary research. The School of Business offers master’s & doctoral programs “Business Intelligence and Big Data Management” as well as non-degree programs at the executive level.

All of the faculty members of the School of Business have international backgrounds with frontier business research. 9 out of 11 faculty members graduated from the top 50 universities of the world based on QS/Times ranking. In the past two years, faculty members have published more than 20 journal articles in top-tier business journals, including UTD journals, such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Operations Research, Journal of Management Information System, and JAIS.

The School of Business aims to cultivate interdisciplinary talents with technical and analytical skills to meet the demand of the digital economy and Internet industry in the Great Bay Area, especially in Shenzhen. The School of Business works closely with leading companies to provide plenty of opportunities for students to enhance practical skills. Besides, the School of Business collaborates with top international business schools such as HEC-Paris to envision students with global perspectives and study experience.


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