Received the E.SUN Bank Academic Award

E.SUN Bank's CEO Huang and NTHU's Prof. Galit Shmueli
Dean Huang of NTHU's College of Technology Management and Prof. Galit Shmueli
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During our Chinese New Year Banquet this week, I received an award for publishing in a top journal: The E.SUN Academic Award (see news coverage). This generous award, established by E.SUN bank, is given to faculty at the top four management schools in Taiwan who publish in one of the few top journals in their field. NTHU joined the program in 2015.
As part of the award ceremony, I briefly presented the two papers for which I won the award (see my slides):

  1. "A Tree-Based Approach for Addressing Self-selection in Impact Studies with Big Data", with Inbal Yahav (Bar Ilan University) and Deepa Mani (Indian School of Business), forthcoming in MIS Quarterly
  2. "One Way Mirrors In Online Dating: A Randomized Field Experiment", with Ravi Bapna (Minnesota), Jui Ramprasad (McGill), and Akhmed Umyarov (U Minnesota), forthcoming in Management Science.

I'm extremely grateful to my co-authors -- it's been incredible to collaborate with these out-of-the-box thinkers with incredible knowledge and creativity. Research is always exciting in these collaborations, making the painful publication process tolerable and worthwhile.

E.SUN Bank's investment in academic research - recognizing and incentivizing top research in management schools in Taiwan - is a wonderful signal highlighting the importance of academic research to industry as well. Thanks to E.SUN Bank leadership for the award! It is my honor to bring NTHU its first E.SUN Academic Award. Thanks also to my colleagues at the Institute of Service Science and the College of Technology Management for their support.

Announcement on our college website (in Chinese, but possible to translate with Google Chrome!)