Hi, I am Zihong, a PhD student in Information & Decision Sciences, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. My passion lies on empowering people in real business world by leveraging information technology and data sciences.


My research interests broadly lie in FinTech and Business Intelligence. Currently, I am looking into the following streams:

  • Economic Impact of Online Bots
  • AI-empowered Venture Capital
  • Online Auctions
  • Crowdfunding
  • Underground Economy on Internet
  • Payment Innovations
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Methodology Toolbox

  • Analytical Modeling (Game Theory)
  • Causality Inference (Econometrics & Experiments)
  • Predictive Analytics (Machine Learning)


  • May 2019
    Survive the tough first year in B-school!!!
  • August 2018
    Start PhD Study in Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • April 2018
    Join China National Clearing Center, People’s Bank of China