Huimin Zhao

Huimin Zhao

  • Professor, Information Technology Management
  • Church Mutual Insurance Faculty Scholar in ITM
  • Roger L. Fitzsimonds Distinguished Scholar


PhD, Management Information Systems, University of Arizona
ME, Automation, Tsinghua University, China
BE, Automation, Tsinghua University, China

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Zhao's research interests are in the areas of data mining and healthcare analytics. His current research focuses on the fusion of multisource, multimodal data for predictive analytics. He teaches courses in object-oriented programming, web-based application development, database management, and data mining research.

Professional Activities

Dr. Zhao has published in such journals as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. He is the recipient of several research awards in the Lubar College of Business and the UWM Graduate School. He has co-chaired several conferences, including the Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, INFORMS Workshop on Data Mining and Health Informatics, and China Summer Workshop on Information Management. He currently serves as an associate editor for Information Systems Research and Journal of Business Analytics, and has served as a senior editor for Decision Support Systems and an associate editor for MIS Quarterly.

Sample of Recent Publications

Zahedi, F. M., Chen, Y., & Zhao, H. forthcoming. "Ontology-Based Intelligent Interface Personalization for Protection against Phishing Attacks", Information Systems Research.

Chen, G., Huang, L., Xiao, S., Zhang, C., & Zhao, H. (2024). "Attending to Customer Attention: A Novel Deep Learning Method for Leveraging Multimodal Online Reviews to Enhance Sales Prediction", Information Systems Research, 35(2), 829–849.

Chen, G., Xiao, S., Zhang, C., & Zhao, H. (2023). "A Theory-Driven Deep Learning Method for Voice-Chat-Based Customer Response Prediction",  Information Systems Research, 34(4), 1513-1532.

Sarker, S., Whitley, E. A., Goh, K. Y., Hong, Y., Mähring, M., Sanyal, P., Su, N., Xu, H., Xu, J. D., Zhang, J., & Zhao, H. (2023). Editorial: Some Thoughts on Reviewing for Information Systems Research and Other Leading Information Systems Journals. Information Systems Research, 34(4), 1321-1338.

Wang, Z. Jiang, C., & Zhao, H. (2023). "Depicting Risk Profile over Time: A Novel Multi-Period Default Prediction Approach", MIS Quarterly, 47(4), 1455-1486.

Zahedi, F.M., Zhao, H., Sanvanson, P., Walia, N., Jain, H. and Shaker, R. (2022). My Real Avatar has a Doctor Appointment in the Wepital: A System for Persistent, Efficient, and Ubiquitous Medical Care. Information and Management, 59(8), article 103706.

Wang, Z., Jiang, C., & Zhao, H. "Know Where to Invest: Platform Risk Evaluation in Online Lending",  Information Systems Research, 2022, 33(3), 765-783.

Wang, G., Chen, G., Zhao, H., Zhang, F., Yang, S., & Lu, T.  "Leveraging Multisource Heterogeneous Data for Financial Risk Prediction: A Novel Hybrid-Strategy-Based Self-Adaptive Method", MIS Quarterly, 2021, 45(4), 1949-1998.

Wang, Z., Jiang, C., Zhao, H., & Ding, Y. "Mining Semantic Soft Factors for Credit Risk Evaluation in Peer-to-Peer Lending", Journal of Management Information Systems, 2020, 37(1), 282-308.

Curriculum Vitae