ZHAO, Jianliang Leon

Presidential Chair Professor (by courtesy)

Education Background

Ph. D. in Information Systems, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
M. S. in Engineering, UC Davis
B. S. in Engineering, Beijing University of Agricultural Engineering

Research Field
FinTech, Blockchain Technology and Business Applications, Big Data Applications in Business, Workflow Technology and Management
Personal Website
Room 409a, Teaching A Building

J. Leon Zhao is currently Presidential Chair Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) and Director of Center on Blockchain and Intelligent Technology (CBIT) of Shenzhen Finance Institute. Before joining CUHKSZ, he was with City University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor (2009-2020) and Head (2009-2015) of Information Systems. Before then, he was Eller Professor in MIS, University of Arizona. He holds Ph.D. from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. His research has been funded by NSF of US, NSFC of China, RGC and ITF of HK, Science and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen, SAP, and IBM among other funding agencies. He received IBM Faculty Award in 2005 and Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University in 2009.

Academic Publications

1. "Blockchain Security: A Survey of Techniques and Research Directions",Jiewu Leng, Man Zhou, Leon J. Zhao, Yongfeng Huang, Yiyang Bian,IEEE Transactions on Services Computing,2020 IF 6.84

2. "News-induced Dynamic Networks for Market Signaling: Understanding Impact of News on Firm Equity Value",Chen, Kun; Li, Xin; Luo, Peng, Zhao, J. Leon,Information Systems Research,2020 (forthcoming)

3. "Stability of Transaction Fees in Bitcoin: A Supply and Demand Perspective",Noyan Ilk, Guangzhi Shang, Shaokun Fan, and J. Leon Zhao,2020 (Forthcoming), MIS Quarterly

4. "Smart Contract Security: A Software Lifecycle Perspective",Yongfeng Huang, Yiyang Bian, Renpu Li, J. Leon Zhao, and Peizhong Shi,IEEE Access,October 2019 (published online)

5. "Impacts of Consensus Algorithms in Cryptocurrency: A Theoretical Analysis of PoW versus PoS in Ethereum",Dapeng Pan, J. Leon Zhao, Shaokun Fan,Crypto Review,September 2019, 1(1) (Inaugural Issue)

6. "Operationalizing regulatory focus in the digital age: evidence from an e-commerce context",Ji Wu, Liqiang Huang, and J. Leon Zhao,MIS Quarterly,Vol. 43(3): 745-764. September 2019

7. "ManuChain: combining permissioned blockchain with a holistic optimization model as bi-level intelligence for smart manufacturing",Jiewu Leng, Douxi Yan, Qiang Liu, Kailin Xu, J. Leon Zhao, Rui Shi, Lijun Wei, Ding Zhang, and Xin Chen,IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,September 2019, published online

8. "Makerchain: A Blockchain with Chemical Signature for Self-Organizing Process in Social Manufacturing",Leng, Jiewu; Jiang, Pingyu; Xu, Kailin; Liu, Qiang; Zhao, J. Leon; Bian, Yiyang; Shi, Rui.,Journal of Cleaner Production. 234. 767-778. June 2019

9. "Do Cognitive and Affective Expressions Matter in Purchase Conversion? A Live Chat Perspective",Lele Kang, Chuan Hoo Tan, J. Leon Zhao,Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology,May 2019 (online version)

10. "When More Is Less: Field Evidence on Unintended Consequences of Multitasking",Paulo Goes, Ilk, Noyan, Lin, Mingfeng and Zhao, J. Leon,Management Science,Vol. 64, No. 7, July 2018, pp. 3033–3054

11. "Collaboration Process Pattern Approach to Improving Teamwork Performance: A Data Mining-Based Methodology",Shaokun Fan, Xin Li, J Leon Zhao,INFORMS Journal on Computing,2017, 29 (3), 438-456

12. "Transformational Issues of Big Data and Analytics in Networked Business",Bart Baesens, Ravi Bapna, James R Marsden, Jan Vanthienen, J Leon Zhao,MIS Quarterly,Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 807-818/December 2016

13. "Mobility-Enabled Service Selection for Composite Services",Shuiguang Deng, Longtao Huang, Daning Hu, J. Leon Zhao, and Zhaohui Wu,IEEE Transactions on Services Computing,9 (3), 394-407, May-June 2016

14. "Service Selection for Composition with QoS Correlations",Shuiguang Deng, Hongyue Wu, Daning Hu, and J. Leon Zhao,IEEE Transactions on Services Computing,vol. 9, no. , pp. 291-303, March-April 2016

15. "Learning Context-Sensitive Domain Ontologies from Folksonomies: A Cognitively Motivated Method",Raymond Lau, J. Leon Zhao, Wenping Zhang, Yi Cai, Eric Ngai,INFORMS Journal on Computing,27, 3, (September 2015), 561-578

16. "Editorial: Business Process Intelligence: Connecting Data and Processes",Wil van der Aalst, J. Leon Zhao, Harry J. Wang,ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems,Vol. 5, No. 4, April 2015

17. "Effective Active Learning Strategies for the Use of Large-Margin Classifiers in Semantic Annotation: An Optimal Parameter Discovery Perspective",Kaiquan Xu, Stephen Shaoyi Liao, Raymond Y. K. Lau, and J. Leon Zhao,INFORMS Journal of Computing,26/3. Summer 2014, pp. 461-483

18. "Network-based Modeling and Analysis of Systemic Risk in Banking Systems",Daning Hu, J. Leon Zhao, Zhiming Hua, and Michael Wong,MIS Quarterly, Special Issue on Business Intelligence Research,December 2012, 36, 4, 1269-1291

19. "Live-chat agent assignments to heterogeneous e-customers under imperfect classification",Paulo Goes, Noyan Ilk, Wei T. Yue, and J. Leon Zhao,ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems,2, 4, December 2011

20. "Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue on Modeling and Implementation of Service Enterprise Systems",Alan R. Hevner, Dongsong Zhang, J. Leon Zhao,IEEE Transactions on Services Computing,3(2): 86-88 (2010)

21. "Formulating the Data Flow Perspective for Business Process Management",Sherry X. Sun, J. Leon Zhao, Jay F. Nunamaker, Olivia R. Liu Sheng,Information Systems Research,Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2006, pp. 374-391

22. "Web Services and Service-Oriented Application Provisioning: An Analytical Study of Application Service Strategies",Hsing Kenneth Cheng, Qian Candy Tang, J. Leon Zhao,IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management,Nov. 2006, 53, 4, pages: 520-533

23. "Effective Role Resolution in Workflow Management",Daniel Zeng and J. Leon Zhao,INFORMS Journal on Computing,Vol. 17, No. 3, Summer 2005, pp. 374-387

24. “On heterogeneous database retrieval: a cognitively-guided approach”,Ramayya Krishnan, Xiaoping Li, David Steier, and J. Leon Zhao,Information Systems Research,12(3), 286-303, September 2001

25. "Workflow-centric information distribution through email",J. Leon Zhao, Akhil Kumar, and Edward A. Stohr,Journal of Management Information Systems,Winter 2000-2001, Volume 17, No. 3, pp. 45-72

26. “Dynamic routing and operational controls in workflow management systems”,Akhil Kumar and J. Leon Zhao,Management Science,Volume 45, No. 2, February 1999, pp 253-272

27. “A framework for join pattern indexing in intelligent database systems”,Arie Segev and J. Leon Zhao,IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering,Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 941-954, December, 1995

28. “Rule management in expert database systems”,Arie Segev and J. Leon Zhao,Management Science,Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 685-707, June 1994