Yuqing Ren

Assistant Professor
Information & Decision Sciences


  • B.E. 1995
    Electronic Engineering Xi'an Jiaotong University

  • M.E. 1998
    Systems Engineering Xi'an Jiaotong University

  • Ph.D. 2004
    Organization Science Carnegie Mellon University


  • Social media, enterprise 2.0, online community design, knowledge management, distributed collaboration, social networks, and computational modeling of groups and organizations.

Yuqing Ren is an Assistant Professor of Information and Decision Sciences at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. She holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Her areas of interest include online community design, distributed collaboration, knowledge management, and computational modeling of social and organizational systems. Her work has been published or forthcoming at The Academy of Management Annals, Journal of MIS, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, Organization Studies and the proceedings of AOM, CSCW, HICSS, ICIS, and SIGCHI. She currently serves on the editorial board of Organization Science

My research aims to understand how to design and manage group processes and information technologies to promote effective collaboration. I have examined this question in several domains such as knowledge-intensive companies, healthcare organizations, and online communities. I employ a wide variety of research methods, using data from field observations, surveys, experiments, and computer simulations.

Current Activities

Editorial Appointments

  • Yuqing Ren serves on the editorial board of Organization Science (2008-present)

Research Grants

  • National Science Foundation Grant on Online Volunteer Communities (IIS-0808692), $2.4 million, 2008-2013 (with John Riedl, Joe Konstan, Loren Terveen, Robert Kraut, Mark Synder)
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award to study corporate use of social media technologies such as wikis, blogs, and social networks
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