J. Leon Zhao is currently Presidential Chair Professor at School of Management and Economics, Co-Head of Information Systems and Operations Management, Co-Director of Master Program on Information Management and Business Analytics, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) and Director of Center on Blockchain and Intelligent Technology (CBIT) of Shenzhen Institute of Data Economics. Before joining CUHKSZ, he was with City University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor (2009-2020) and Head (2009-2015) of Information Systems.  Before then, he was Eller Professor in MIS, University of Arizona. He holds Ph.D. from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. His research has been funded by NSF of US, NSFC of China, RGC and ITF of HK, Science and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen, SAP, and IBM among other funding agencies. He received IBM Faculty Award in 2005 and Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professorship at Tsinghua University in 2009.


1. SocioLink: Leveraging Relational Information in Knowledge Graphs for Startup Recommendations,Ruiyun Rayna Xu, Hailiang Chen, J Leon Zhao,,Forthcoming

2. FairPlay: Detecting and Deterring Online Customer Misbehavior,J Wu, Z Zheng, JL Zhao,,Published online,2021-9

3. Beyond the block: A novel blockchain-based technical model for long-term care insurance.,W Zhang, CP Wei, Q Jiang, CH Peng, JL Zhao.,,38 (2), 374-400, 2021.

4. "News-induced Dynamic Networks for Market Signaling: Understanding Impact of News on Firm Equity Value",Chen, Kun; Li, Xin; Luo, Peng, Zhao, J. Leon,,32 (2), 356-377, 2021.

5. FinTech as a Game Changer: Overview of Research Frontiers,T Hendershott, X Zhang, JL Zhao, Z Zheng,,32 (1), 1-17, 2021

6. "Stability of Transaction Fees in Bitcoin: A Supply and Demand Perspective",Noyan Ilk, Guangzhi Shang, Shaokun Fan, and J. Leon Zhao,,45 (2), pp.563-692, 2021

7. Blockchain-secured smart manufacturing in industry 4.0: A survey,J Leng, S Ye, M Zhou, JL Zhao, Q Liu, W Guo, W Cao, L Fu,,51 (1), 237-252,2021

8. "Blockchain Security: A Survey of Techniques and Research Directions",Jiewu Leng, Man Zhou, J. Leon Zhao, Yongfeng Huang, Yiyang Bian,,2020

9. "Smart Contract Security: A Software Lifecycle Perspective",Yongfeng Huang, Yiyang Bian, Renpu Li, J. Leon Zhao, and Peizhong Shi,,October 2019 (published online)

10. "Impacts of Consensus Algorithms in Cryptocurrency: A Theoretical Analysis of PoW versus PoS in Ethereum",Dapeng Pan, J. Leon Zhao, Shaokun Fan,,September 2019, 1(1) (Inaugural Issue)

11. "Operationalizing regulatory focus in the digital age: evidence from an e-commerce context",Ji Wu, Liqiang Huang, and J. Leon Zhao,,Vol. 43(3): 745-764. September 2019

12. "ManuChain: combining permissioned blockchain with a holistic optimization model as bi-level intelligence for smart manufacturing",Jiewu Leng, Douxi Yan, Qiang Liu, Kailin Xu, J. Leon Zhao, Rui Shi, Lijun Wei, Ding Zhang, and Xin Chen,,50 (1), 182-192, 2019

13. "Makerchain: A Blockchain with Chemical Signature for Self-Organizing Process in Social Manufacturing",Leng, Jiewu; Jiang, Pingyu; Xu, Kailin; Liu, Qiang; Zhao, J. Leon; Bian, Yiyang; Shi, Rui.,,Volume 234. 767-778. June 2019

14. "When More Is Less: Field Evidence on Unintended Consequences of Multitasking",Paulo Goes, Ilk, Noyan, Lin, Mingfeng and Zhao, J. Leon,,Vol. 64, No. 7, July 2018, pp. 3033–3054

15. "Collaboration Process Pattern Approach to Improving Teamwork Performance: A Data Mining-Based Methodology",Shaokun Fan, Xin Li, J Leon Zhao,,2017, 29 (3), 438-456

16. "Transformational Issues of Big Data and Analytics in Networked Business",Bart Baesens, Ravi Bapna, James R Marsden, Jan Vanthienen, J Leon Zhao,,Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 807-818/December 2016

17. "Mobility-Enabled Service Selection for Composite Services",Shuiguang Deng, Longtao Huang, Daning Hu, J. Leon Zhao, and Zhaohui Wu,,9 (3), 394-407, May-June 2016

18. "Service Selection for Composition with QoS Correlations",Shuiguang Deng, Hongyue Wu, Daning Hu, and J. Leon Zhao,,vol. 9, no. , pp. 291-303, March-April 2016

19. "Learning Context-Sensitive Domain Ontologies from Folksonomies: A Cognitively Motivated Method",Raymond Lau, J. Leon Zhao, Wenping Zhang, Yi Cai, Eric Ngai,,27, 3, (September 2015), 561-578

20. "Editorial: Business Process Intelligence: Connecting Data and Processes",Wil van der Aalst, J. Leon Zhao, Harry J. Wang,,Vol. 5, No. 4, April 2015

21. "Effective Active Learning Strategies for the Use of Large-Margin Classifiers in Semantic Annotation: An Optimal Parameter Discovery Perspective",Kaiquan Xu, Stephen Shaoyi Liao, Raymond Y. K. Lau, and J. Leon Zhao,,26/3. Summer 2014, pp. 461-483

22. "Network-based Modeling and Analysis of Systemic Risk in Banking Systems",Daning Hu, J. Leon Zhao, Zhiming Hua, and Michael Wong,,December 2012, 36, 4, 1269-1291

23. "Live-chat agent assignments to heterogeneous e-customers under imperfect classification",Paulo Goes, Noyan Ilk, Wei T. Yue, and J. Leon Zhao,,2, 4, December 2011

24. "Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue on Modeling and Implementation of Service Enterprise Systems",Alan R. Hevner, Dongsong Zhang, J. Leon Zhao,,3(2): 86-88 (2010)

25. "Formulating the Data Flow Perspective for Business Process Management",Sherry X. Sun, J. Leon Zhao, Jay F. Nunamaker, Olivia R. Liu Sheng,,Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2006, pp. 374-391

26. "Web Services and Service-Oriented Application Provisioning: An Analytical Study of Application Service Strategies",Hsing Kenneth Cheng, Qian Candy Tang, J. Leon Zhao,,Nov. 2006, 53, 4, pages: 520-533

27. "Effective Role Resolution in Workflow Management",Daniel Zeng and J. Leon Zhao,,Vol. 17, No. 3, Summer 2005, pp. 374-387

28. “On heterogeneous database retrieval: a cognitively-guided approach”,Ramayya Krishnan, Xiaoping Li, David Steier, and J. Leon Zhao,,12(3), 286-303, September 2001

29. "Workflow-centric information distribution through email",J. Leon Zhao, Akhil Kumar, and Edward A. Stohr,,Winter 2000-2001, Volume 17, No. 3, pp. 45-72

30. “Dynamic routing and operational controls in workflow management systems”,Akhil Kumar and J. Leon Zhao,,Volume 45, No. 2, February 1999, pp 253-272

31. “A framework for join pattern indexing in intelligent database systems”,Arie Segev and J. Leon Zhao,,Vol. 7, No. 7, pp. 941-954, December, 1995

32. “Rule management in expert database systems”,Arie Segev and J. Leon Zhao,,Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 685-707, June 1994