ATLANTA – Yu-Kai Lin, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) and the Center for Digital Innovation at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, has received the Early Career Award from the Association for Information Systems (AIS). The award, which was presented at the International Conference on Information Systems in Copenhagen, recognizes individuals in the beginning stages of their career who have already made outstanding research, teaching, and/or service contributions to the field of information systems.
“We are proud that Yu-Kai’s impact is already being felt across the information systems field,” said Richard Phillips, dean of the Robinson College.
Lin’s research and teaching interests are centered around making predictions or inferences based on large-scale structured and unstructured data. He studies topics including digital innovation, open-source projects, intellectual property, crowdfunding, health information technology, and business analytics. His work has been published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, and the Journal of Management Information Systems, among others.
“It is truly an honor to receive this prestigious award,” Lin said. “I am very grateful for my wonderful colleagues in the CIS Department and the Center for Digital Innovation, who have offered tremendous support and guidance in my early career development.”
The AIS Early Career Award was established in 2014 and granted for the first time in 2015. Nominees for the award have made global contributions to the discipline as well as local contributions in the context of their country and region, are considered role models to colleagues and students within the discipline and are esteemed for their high levels of professional and personal integrity.
Yu-Kai Lin holds a doctorate in management information systems from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. He is the second Robinson scholar to receive the AIS Early Career Award: Aaron Baird, an associate professor of health administration, received the award in 2017.