Ph.D. alum recognized at global IS conference

Gainesville, Fla. – Hong Guo (Ph.D., 2009), a graduate in Information Systems & Operations Management (ISOM), was named runner up for the 2009 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) Best Doctoral Dissertation Award. ICIS is considered the premier and most prestigious conference among IS researchers worldwide.

Guo’s dissertation, “For Whom the Net Tolls: A Two-Sided Market Analysis and Public Policy Implications for the Net Neutrality Debate,” spawned further research for Guo and his dissertation advisors, Professors Kenny Cheng and Shubho Bandyopadhyay. The two UF professors were also recognized during the conference’s award luncheon on December 17, 2009 for their role in guiding Guo’s research.

Cheng and Bandyopadhyay are also co-authors on a paper that came out of the dissertation, “The Debate on Net Neutrality – A Policy Perspective,” which has been cited in Google’s official filing to the Federal Communications Commission (WC Docket No. 07-52) on June 15, 2007 (in addition to over a hundred popular industry publications and websites). This paper, forthcoming in Information Systems Research, is an All-Time Top Ten Downloaded Paper in many categories of Social Science Research Network ( Professors Cheng, Bandyopadhyay and Guo have been invited by Google to submit their future research proposals for funding.

Hong Guo is currently an assistant professor at University of Notre Dame.