Foster faculty ranked #4 in the world for research in information systems
The UW Foster School of Business is ranked #4 in the world for research productivity in the field of information systems. This is according to the annual research index produced by the Association for Information Systems (AIS), the discipline’s preeminent scholarly organization.
The AIS research rankings are derived from a tally of papers published over the past three years (2020-2022) in the discipline’s two most influential journals: Information Systems Research and Management Information Systems Quarterly.
If you extend the index parameters to the past ten years, Foster remains a fixture in the global top ten.
This record is the result of a strong group of information scholars within the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, who produced a combined 19 papers in the top two IS journals between 2020 and 2022. The group includes:
Ming Fan, the Grant I. Butterbaugh Professor of Information Systems and faculty director of the MS in Information Systems program. Fan received the Dean’s Research Award in 2021 and the Dean’s Junior Faculty Research Award in 2008.
Kamran Moinzadeh, professor of operations management, Burlington Northern/Burlington Resources Professor in Manufacturing Management and faculty co-director of the Master of Supply Chain Management Program. Moinzadeh, who received the 2017 Dean’s Leadership Award and the 2001 Dean’s Faculty Research Award, is an OM specialist who also publishes in the top IS journals.
Hyeunjung (Elina) Hwang, associate professor of information systems and Evert McCabe Endowed Fellow in Private Enterprise. Hwang won the 2021 Information Systems Society Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award.
Shi Chen, the Marion Ingersoll Professor of Operations Management. A 2020 Dean’s Research Awardee, Chen publishes in both OM and IS.
Wanning Chen, assistant professor of information systems. Chen studies learning and decision-making in high-dimensional statistics.
Uttara Ananthakrishnan, assistant professor of information systems. Ananthakrishnan received the Foster MSIS Teaching Excellence Award in 2020 and 2022, and won a research grant from the International Center for Law & Economics.
Stephanie Lee, assistant professor of information systems. Lee received Stanford University’s outstanding graduate teaching award in 2016.
Amandeep Singh, assistant professor of information systems. Singh won the 2020 Best Student Paper Award from POMS Product Innovation and Technology.
Yingfei Wang, assistant professor of information systems. Wang received an Amazon Research Award in 2022 for her study of emerging online advertising forms.
Mingwen Yang, assistant professor of information systems. Yang has been runner-up for numerous INFORMS best paper awards.
The group is led by Yong Tan, the Michael G. Foster Endowed Professor of Information Systems and chair of the Department of ISOM. Tan has won a Best Paper Award in Information Systems from Management Science (2017) and was named a Distinguished Fellow by the INFORMS Information Systems Society (2016) and a Chang Jiang Scholar by the Chinese Ministry of Education (2015). At Foster, he has received the Pacific Coast Banking School Dean’s Leadership Award (2017, 2022), the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (2018) and the Andrew V. Smith Award for Excellence in Research (2016), among many others.
Tan also ranks #1 in the world over the past three years in the AIS research index of individual scholars, based on publication rate over the past three years in the discipline’s same top two journals. He retains the top spot even if you extend the period to the past decade.
Foster’s Department of ISOM also registers at #16 in the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings for its 2018-2022 publication rate across eight journals tracked, spanning both informational systems and operations management.
Overall, the Foster School faculty is ranked #12 in the world (#11 in the United States) for research productivity across business disciplines over the past three years in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2023.