Miami Herbert professors shine in global information systems rankings

Professor Nina Huang secures No. 10 spot in AIS Scholar Rankings.
Miami Herbert professors shine in global information systems rankings

In just her second year the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School, business technology professor, Nina Huang has made notable achievements. Huang ranked No. 10 in the world on the Association for Information Systems (AIS) scholar rankings list, making her the highest-ranked woman on the list.

The AIS is a professional association for individuals and organizations who are leaders in the world of information systems. With over 5,000 members across 100 countries, the AIS ranks information systems scholars based on their publication count in top journals. For this list, scholars were ranked on publications in the two top journals in the field, MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research, from the previous three years.

For Huang, this ranking is a career highlight.

“It is extremely competitive to be ranked,” said Huang, “To be ranked in the top 10 and to be the highest-ranked female has exceeded my expectations. It is also special to be on the list alongside my supportive colleagues.”

Also ranked were Miami Herbert professors, Kevin Hong, ranked No. 15, and Ola Henfridsson, ranked No. 24.

“It is a true privilege to work with Nina,” said Business Technology Professor Ola Henfridsson when recalling his collaborations with Huang. “She is an amazing scholar who helps shape our strong, yet collegial environment. She is helping find solutions to cutting-edge problems and excelling while doing it.”

“There are few women in the information systems field, and in technology in general, but I feel empowered to pursue my research interests,” said Huang. “The University of Miami has exposed me to some of the most talented and diverse researchers I’ve ever met, and because of them and the freedom I have been given to explore my field, I have become a better teacher and researcher.”

Huang has been conducting research for seven years. Her interests include digital user experience (UX), understanding how users and firms interact with and adopt technology, and improving the economic value of digital technology.

Her research spans several industry spaces including digital commerce, online healthcare, online learning, and more recently online dating.

Currently serving on the Undergraduate and Graduate Business Education Committee, Huang helps design and innovate new and existing courses for Miami Herbert students. With increased interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI), she’s been researching and teaching state-of-the-art AI topics. Along with

other Miami Herbert faculty, she hopes to help students use and manage AI in the classroom and workplace. Her accolades include the INFORMS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award, AIS Early Career Award, and Outstanding Reviewer of the Year at the MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research. She’s also been named a Top 50 Business Professors of the Year from Poets&Quants For Undergrad, and received the Research in Analytics Award from the Deloitte Institute for Research and Practice in Analytics.

Outside of her ever-growing career, Huang enjoys spending time with her family, planting vegetables, fishing, and spending time with her dog, Katie.