Qiwei Han

Qiwei Han

Qiwei Han
Dual-Ph.D. student
Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

qiweih@cmu.edu
Advisor: Professor Pedro Ferreira & Jõao Paulo Costeira

Research Highlights

I am generally interested in ICT-related policy and management issues. In particular, I am using a double-edged sword, namely econometrics and machine learning techniques to “hack” the complex data-driven problems. I have been fortunate to work with my advisors on a myriad of applications, such as social network analysis, consumer behavior, telecom policy, innovation management.

News

September 14th, 2015   I was awarded travel grant from CMU Provost's Office and Graduate Student Assembly (GSA).

April 9th, 2015   I presented “Asymmetric Role of Social Influence in Smartphone Adoption in A Large Mobile Network” (joint work with Professor Pedro Ferreira and Jõao Paulo Costeira) in the 4th Conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Dataset (NetMob 2015) at MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA. Tweets from conference official twitter account

December 22th, 2014   I was featured in INI25 alumni highlight series honoring Information Networking Institute (INI) 25th anniversary. News from INI website

August 6th, 2014   Our paper “Role of Peer Influence in Churn in Wireless Networks” (with Professor Pedro Ferreira) received the Best Paper Award from the 7th International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2014) at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. News from Carnegie Institute of Technology website

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, United States
    Ph.D., Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

    • Thesis Title: Essays on Telecommunications Management and Policy

  • M.S., Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, United States, May 2013

    • GPA: 3.9/4
      5-Year Fellowship supported

  • M.S., Information Networking, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, United States, May 2009

    • GPA: 3.8/4
      Full Tuition Scholarship supported
      Thesis Title: The Contemporary IPR Arena on Competing Technologies Towards 4G, Advisor: Prof. Gregory Yovanof

  • B.E. (with University honor), Computer & Software Engineering, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China, July 2007

    • Thesis Title: Website Globalization Research for Chinese Software Outsourcing Corporations (in Chinese), Advisor: Dr. Stanley Chum

Working Paper

  • Role of Peer Influence in Subscriber Churn in Large Mobile Networks   Preprint (PDF)

  • Asymmetric Peer Influence in Smartphone Adoption in Large Mobile Networks (completed, to be submitted)

  • Determinants of LTE Essential Patents from Network Persepctive (data collected)

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Qiwei Han, Social Influence Analysis using Mobile Phone Dataset, 17th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, Porto, Portugal, June 2016.   Preprint (PDF)

  • Qiwei Han, Pedro Ferreira, Jõao Paulo Costeira, Asymmetric Peer Influence in Smartphone Adoption in A Large Mobile Network, 14th International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB) (co-located with ICIS), Forth Worth TX, December 2015.   Preprint (PDF)   AIS eLibrary

  • Qiwei Han, Pedro Ferreira, Jõao Paulo Costeira, Asymmetric Role of Social Influence in Smartphone Adoption in A Large Mobile Network, 4th Conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets (NetMob), MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA, April 2015

  • Qiwei Han, Pedro Ferreira, Role of Peer Influence in Churn in Wireless Networks, 7th International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, August 2014. (Acceptance rate: 16.7%, Best Paper Award)   Preprint (PDF)   ACM Digital Library

  • Qiwei Han, Pedro Ferreira, Determinants of Subscriber Churn in Wireless Network, Role of Peer Influence, 3rd Conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets (NetMob), MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA, May 2013

  • Qiwei Han, Pedro Ferreira, Determinants of Subscriber Churn in Wireless Network, Role of Peer Influence (Invited), 26th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO), Telecommunication, Networks, and Social Networks Stream, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, July 2013