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Dr. Y. Ken Wang

Y. Ken Wang
Dr. Y. Ken Wang
Director of Computer Information Systems and Technology Program
Director of Asian Collaborations
Associate Professor of CIS&T

Division of Management and Education

Contact Information:
Email: ykw@pitt.edu
Phone: 814-362-5142
Location: 157 Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials

Ph.D. Business Administration, Washington State University, 2008
M.B.A. Information Systems, Finance, Washington State University, 2006
B.E. Telecommunication Engineering, Intellectual Properties Laws, Shanghai University, China, 1996

Short Bio

Dr. Wang is currently an associate professor and director of the computer information systems and technology program in the division of management and education at University of Pittsburgh, Bradford Campus. He received his Ph.D. in business administration from Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Dr. Wang has taught a variety of information systems courses such as systems analysis and design, data analytics, electronic commerce, information systems strategy, emerging technologies and innovation, objected-oriented programming, web development, database management system, business intelligence, project management, etc.

Dr. Wang is an active researcher in information systems and related fields. His research has appeared in a number of refereed journals, such as Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC), Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), Computers in Human Behavior (CHB), Communication Education, etc. He is a reviewer for Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce (JOCEC), Computers in Human Behavior (CHB), Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC) and also a number of international conferences.

Dr. Wang is a member of Association of Information Systems (AIS), Academy of Management (AOM), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

Academic Focus

Research Interests:

Data Analysis and Research Methods
Behavioral and Organizational Issues in Information Systems
Information Systems Continuance and Use
Human Computer Interaction
Social Media and Education
Knowledge Management

Teaching Interests:

Systems Analysis, Design, and Development
Object-oriented Programming
Business Intelligence
Project Management
Quantitative Research Methods
Data Analytics

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Yu, G., Wang, Y., May, Z., Hu, M., Sugumaran V., and Wang, Y. K., A digital twin-based decision analysis framework for operation and maintenance of tunnels, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, forthcoming

Dong, L. and Wang, Y. K., Differential Impact of CSR Disclosures: The Role of Information Source and Financial Performance, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, 25, 2021

Yu, G., Zhang, S., Hu, M. and Wang, Y. K., Prediction of Highway Tunnel Pavement Performance Based on Digital Twin and Multiple Time Series Stacking, Advances in Civil Engineering, 2020

Zhao, S. and Wang, K., A Framework for a Decentralized and Self-Organized Mail Service Network, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 155, Pages 327-334, 2019

Sun, Y., Jiang, F., Gu, J. J., Wang, Y. K., Hua, H., Li, J., Cheng, Z., Liao, Z., Huang, Q., Hu W. and Ding, G., Development and Testing of an Intelligent Pain Management System (IPMS) on Smart Phone by a Randomized Trial among Chinese Cancer Patients: A New Approach in Cancer Pain Management, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(7), 2017

Wei, F., Wang, Y. K., Fass, W., An Experimental Study of Online Chatting and Notetaking Techniques on College Students' Classroom Cognitive Learning, Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 34, May 2014, Pages 148–156

Wei, F., Wang, Y. K., Klausner, M., Rethinking College Students’ Self-regulation and Sustained Attention: Does Text Messaging during Class Influence Cognitive Learning?, Communication Education, 61(3), 2012

Wei, F. and Wang, Y. K., Students’ Silent Messages: Can Teacher Verbal and Nonverbal Immediacy Moderate Student Use of Text Messaging in Class?, Communication Education, 59(4), 2010

Wang, Y. K. and Datta, P., The Mediating Role of Virtual Experience in Online Purchase Intentions, Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), 23(4), 2010

Wang, Y. K. and Datta, P., Investigating Technology Commitment in Instant Messaging Application Users, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC), 22(4), 2010

Wang, Y. K. and Datta, P., A Technology Commitment Model of Post-Adoptive Behavior, Information Resources Management Journal (IRMJ), 22(4), 2009

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Wei, F. and Wang, Y. K., Location-based Mobile Games in mHealth: A Preliminary Study of Pokémon Go in Promoting Health Exercising, Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2019

Wang, Y. K. and Datta P., Decomposition of Virtual Product Experience in Consumer Online Purchasing – A Preliminary Study, Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San Francisco, CA, 2009

Wang, Y. K. and Datta P., Investigating the Roles of Virtual Experience in Consumer’s Online Decision Making, Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Keystone, CO, 2007

Wang, Y. K. and Datta P., Understanding IS Continuance: A Technology Commitment Perspective, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Milwaukee, WI, 2006

Wang, Y. K. and Datta P., Online Decision-Making in VR Application Environments, Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Omaha, NE, 2005

Croasdell, D. and Wang, Y. K., Virtue-Nets: Toward a Model for Expanding Knowledge Networks, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS), Big Island, HI, January 2004

Book Chapters

Wang, Y. K., Gu, J. J. Sun, Y., Jiang, F., Hua, H., Li, J., Cheng, Z., Lian, Z., Huang, Q., Hu, W., Ding, G., The Design and Evaluation of an Intelligent Pain Management System (IPMS) in Cancer Patient Care, Impacts of Information Technology on Patient Care and Empowerment, 2020

Croasdell, D. and Wang, Y. K., Virtue-Nets: A Paradigm for Supporting and using Knowledge Networks, The Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, 2004