Jingchuan Pu

Information systems professor honored for early career contributions

Jingchuan Pu, assistant professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) department at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, is a recipient of the INFORMS Information Systems Society (ISS) Gordon B. Davis Young Scholar Award and the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Early Career Award.

Both awards recognize professionals in their early careers for significant contributions to the practice and study of information systems. Nominees must be within the first seven years of receiving their doctoral degree or of their career and demonstrate outstanding research, teaching and service in their field.

“The recognitions are very encouraging to me, as they reinforce my belief about what is the best to the field and how to make greater contributions,” he said. “I am also very grateful to the university, the Warrington College of Business and the ISOM department for all the support. I have benefitted tremendously from the supportive atmosphere.”

Pu’s work explores social media, FinTech and e-Commerce platforms. Using machine learning and AI tools, along with econometrics and game theory, he focuses his research on projects that have direct managerial implications. His published work addresses contemporary issues, such as understanding antitrust legislations on major platforms and exploring unstructured data on social media platforms, adding to scholarly discussions and leading solutions.

In addition to contributing his own research to the field, Pu serves on the editorial board at multiple premier business journals. He has received the Reviewer of the Year Award from Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly, two leading journals in information systems.

“I firmly believe that, as a member of the field, I will continue to contribute to the community through excellent service,” he said.

Pu uses his work and experience to enrich classroom interactions with his students, challenging them to use course materials to address practical issues they encounter.

“In my database class in Spring 2023, some students were working for apartment companies near the campus or famous local restaurants, and they were interested in how to use databases to better manage different data sources,” he said. “Because they work at local apartments or restaurants, the business context and the proposed questions immediately grab classmates’ attention. I have spent five years in Gainesville as a student, so I can also effectively engage in the discussions and better motivate them to figure out the solutions.”

Pu also advises doctoral students’ research projects within the college. His investment in young scholars emphasizes his commitment to his field and to the goals of the INFORMS ISS and the AIS: building a network of information systems scholars and promoting excellence in the study and practice thereof.