Qiwei Han

Qiwei Han

Qiwei Han

Research Fellow
Nova School of Business and Economics
qiweih@cmu.edu


My lovely wife :-)

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, behavioral finance and innovation management.

News

May 2017   The DSSG-EU Summer Fellowship program was awarded $25k from AWS Cloud Credits for Research program and $20k from Microsoft Azure for Research awards.

May 2017   I defended my Ph.D. dissertation successfully.

April 2017   I co-organized and served as technical mentor for Data Science for Social Good Europe (DSSG-EU) Summer Fellowship that will take place from June to August 2017 in Nova School of Business and Economics and in collaboration with Center for Data Science and Public Policy, University of Chicago.

August 2016   My research received the support from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (Project No. UID/EEA/50009/2013).

April 2016   I was awarded NSF student travel grant.

October 2015   I served as program committee member for Deep Learning in Medical Image Analysis workshop

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

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Department of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, United States, May 2017
    Ph.D., Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, May 2017

  • 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

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

Peer-reviewed publications and presentations

  • Qiwei Han, Leid Zejnilovic, Recommender Systems in Physical Retailing: Practices, Prospects and Policy Perspectives, The 3rd International Conference on Data for Policy, London UK, September 2017.

  • Leid Zejnilovic, Qiwei Han, The challenges and benefits of automated mediation system: case study of healthcare management, The 3rd International Conference on Data for Policy, London UK, September 2017.

  • Qiwei Han, Pedro Ferreira, Jõao Paulo Costeira, The Effect of Product Placement on Shopping Behavior at the Point of Purchase: Evidence from Randomized Experiment using Video Tracking in a Physical Bookstore, The Conference on Digital Experimentation (CODE), MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge MA, October 2016.   Preprint (PDF)

  • Qiwei Han, Daegon Cho, Characterizing the Technological Evolution of Smartphones: Insights from Performance Benchmarks, 18th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), Suwon, Korea, August 2016.   Preprint (PDF)   ACM Digital Library

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

  • 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), Fort 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

Invited talks and presentations

  • 2017: Accenture Tech Labs

  • 2016: Huawei Inc., Nova School of Business and Economics, INFORMS Annual Meeting

  • 2013: European Conference on Operational Research

Academic Service

  • Reviewer for Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2015-2017), International Conference on Information Systems (2017), International Conference on Electronic Commerce (2016) and Electronic Commerce Research and Applications