Yuqing Ren

Yuqing Ren

Associate Professor & Lawrence Fellow
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


  • Human Robot Collaboration, Social Media, Online Community Design, Virtual Collaboration, Computational Social Science


Yuqing Ren is an Associate Professor and the Mary and Jim Lawrence Fellow at the Carlson School of Management. She holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on human-robot collaboration, business use of social media, smartphone use, and computational modeling of social and organizational systems. Dr. Ren's research on online community design and Wikipedia collaboration has been funded by National Science Foundation. Her work has been published at top journals such as Human-Computer Interaction, Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, The Academy of Management Annals, and top conference proceedings such as CSCW, HICSS, and SIGCHI. Dr. Ren won the Carlson School of Management Faculty teaching award in 2017 and has been nominated by students as the Faculty of the year multiple times. She currently serves as a Senior Editor at Organization Science. She has also served as an Associate Editor for Management Science (Information Systems Department) from 2015 to 2017, as the Senior Editor & Diffusion Editor for Organization Science from 2016 to 2020, and on the editorial board of Organization Science from 2008 to 2016.

Dr. Ren's current research and teaching center around the business applications of artificial intelligence and social media. Email her for more information.


Selected Works & Activities

  • Whole Books
  • Journal Articles
    Yang, M. Ren, Y., and Adomavicius, G. 2020. Engagement by design: An empirical study of the “reactions” feature on Facebook Business Pages. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 27, 6, Article 43, 35 pages.
  • Journal Articles
    Liu-Thompkins, Y., Maslowska, E., Ren, Y., and Kim, H. 2020. Creating, meta-Voicing, and propagating: A road map for understanding user roles in computational advertising. Journal of Advertising, 49(4), 394-410.
  • Journal Articles
    Yang, M., Ren, Y., and Adomavicius, G. 2019. “Understanding word-of-mouth and customer engagement on Facebook business pages,” Information Systems Research, 30(3), 839-855.
  • Journal Articles
    Yang, M., Adomavicius, G., Burtch, G., and Ren, Y. 2018. “Mind the gap: Accounting for measurement error and misclassification in variables generated via data mining,” Information Systems Research, 29(1), 4-24.
  • Journal Articles
    Ren, Y., Chen, J., and Riedl, J. 2016. “The impact and evolution of group diversity on online collaboration,” Management Science, 62(6), 1668-1686.
  • Journal Articles
    Ren, Y., and Kraut, R. E. 2014. “Agent-based modeling to inform online community theory and design: Impact of topical breadth, message volume, and discussion moderation on member commitment and contribution,” Human-Computer Interaction (29), pp. 351-38
  • Journal Articles
    Wang, X., B. Butler, Y. Ren. 2013. The impact of membership overlap on the growth: An ecological competition view of online groups. Organization Science, 24(2), 414-431.
  • Journal Articles
    Ren, Y., F. M. Harper, S. Drenner, L. Terveen, S. Kiesler, J. Riedl, R. E. Kraut. 2012. Building member attachment in online communities: Applying theories of group identity and interpersonal bonds. Management Information Systems Quarterly, 36(3), 841-864
  • Journal Articles
    Argote, L. Y. Ren. 2012. Transactive memory systems: Micro foundations of dynamic capabilities. Journal of Management Studies, 49(8), 1375-1382.
  • Yuqing Ren is a member of INFORMS Publication Committee.

    From 2016 to 2020, Yuqing Ren served as a Senior Editor and Diffusion Editor at Organization Science. 

    From 2020 to 2021, Yuqing Ren served as a Senior Editor at Organization Science. 

  • Yuqing Ren serves on the editorial board of Journal of Management Information Systems. 

  • National Science Foundation on Developing, Testing, and Designing from a Computational Theory of Online Communities (IBSS-L #1620319), $ 919,978, 2016-2019 (with Robert Kraut, Yan Chen, Qiaozhu Mei)

    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)

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