Daning Hu
Daning Hu
Associate Professor

Dr. Daning Hu is an Associate Professor (with Tenure) at the Department of Finance of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China.He graduated from the school of computer science, zhejiang university (CCNT laboratory), and received his doctorate in management information system (MIS) from the university of Arizona business school.

Prior to joining SUSTech, Daning was an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. He has also taught at Management or Computer Science schools in the University of Arizona, Zhejiang University and CityU HK.

Daning's research is in the areas of Business (Network) Analytics, Information Systems/Computer Science, and Applied Econometrics. His current research focuses on Fintech, Social and Economic Mechanisms in Complex Networks, and the Intersection of Econometrics and Machine Learning. His work has appeared in MISQ, JAIS, DSS, JASIST, and IEEE/ACM Transactions, among others.

Professional Experiences

·         Associate Professor (with Tenure)                                                                        2004-2009

Department of Finance,Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

·         Assistant Professor                                                                                                    2011-2017

Head of Business Intelligence Group, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich


Awards and Honors (Selected)

·         Finalist for the CIONET Best Research Paper                                                              2013

·        ZUNIV Fonds zur Förderung des Akademischen Nachwuchses                                                 2012

Research Projects

1.National natural science foundation of China,2020-2023,PI

2.China-switzerland science and technology cooperation project,2015-2017,CO-PI

3.Swiss research foundation project,2014-2015,PI

4.Swiss research foundation project,2012-201,PI


Hu Daning ; Zhao J Leon ; Hua Zhimin; Wong Michael, Network-Based Modeling and Analysis of Systemic Risk in Banking Systems, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2012, 36(4): 1269~11291
Jiesi Chen ; Aaron Sun; Daning Hu ; Daniel Zeng, An Information Diffusion Based Recommendation Framework for Micro-Blogging, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2011. 7.27, 12(7)
Daning Hu ; Jiagi Yan ; J. Leon Zhao; Zhimin Hua, Ontology-based scenario modeling and analysis for bank stress testing, Decision Support Systems, 2014.7, 63: 81~94
Hu Daning ; Schwabe Gerhard; Li Xiao , Systemic risk management and investment analysis with financial network analytics: research opportunities and challenges, Financial Innovation, 2015, 1(1): 2
Hu Daning ; Zhao J Leon; Hua Zhimin, Ranking Systemic Risks in Bank Networks, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Saint Louis, Missouri, 2010. 12. 12-2010. 12.15
Daning Hu ; Kaza Siddharth; Chen Hsinchun, Identifying significant facilitators of dark network evolution, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2009, 60(4): 655~665
Daning Hu ; J. Leon Zhao; Jiesi Cheng, Reputation management in an open source developer social network: An empirical study on determinants of positive evaluations, Decision Support Systems, 2012.6, 53(3): 526~533
Jiaqi Yan ; Daning Hu ; Liao Stephen S; Wang Huaiqing, Mining Agents’ Goals in Agent-Oriented Business Processes, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), 2015, 5(4): 20
Jiangi Yan ; Daning Hu ; Yani Shi, Systemic risk in P2P lending systems: An ontological Exploration, SIGBPS Workshop on Business Processes and Services, Fort Worth, 2015. 12. 12-2015. 12.13
Zhao J Leon ; Fan Shaokun; Hu Daning, Business challenges and research directions of management analytics in the big data era, Journal of Management Analytics, 2014, 1(3): 169~174


Daning's lab is recruiting PhD student, Research Assistant, Postdoctor and Research Assistant Professor. For more information, please visit his personal website