UMass Boston

Shan Jiang

Management Science & Info Sys
Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise

Social Network Analysis; Business Intelligence; Knowledge Management; Text Mining


PhD, University of Arizona
BE, Tsinghua University, China

Professional Publications & Contributions


Shan Jiang received a BS in management information systems from Tsinghua University, China, and the PhD degree in management information systems from University of Arizona. His research interests include business intelligence, social media analytics, computational linguistics and social network analysis. His works has appeared in IEEE TKDE, Decision Support Systems, Journal of American Society for Information Science and Technology, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Frontier, and International Conference on Information Systems. Prior to joining UMass Boston, Professor Jiang worked as a visiting assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University.

Courses Taught

  • Operations Management
  • Business Intelligence for Decision Making

Research Interests​

  • Dynamic Network Models
  • Knowledge Diffusion in Social Media
  • Mining Social Media for Financial Intelligence


  • Corcoran College of Management Endowed Summer Teaching Fellowship, UMass Boston, 2022 
  • National Science Foundation, “EAGAR: A Systems Approach for Identification and Evaluation of Nanoscience and Nanomanufacturing Opportunities and Risks,” $247,884, CMMI-1442116, 2014-2016, principal grant writer (under supervision of P.I. Dr. Hsinchun Chen)
  • National Science Foundation, “EAGAR: Two Decades of Nanotechnology Development: Global Competitive Landscape and Knowledge Diffusion and SIR Analysis,” $298,358, CMMI-1249210, 2012-2014, principal grant writer (under supervision of P.I. Dr. Hsinchun Chen)
  • Graduate Assistantship, Department of MIS, University of Arizona, 2010-2014
  • Graduate Professional Student Council Travel Grant, University of Arizona, 2012-2013
  • Excellent Student Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 2009-2010