HU Daning
Associate Professor


Dr. Daning Hu is an Associate Professor (with Tenure) at the Department of Finance of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China.

Prior to joining SUSTech, Daning was an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Daning's research is in the areas of Business (Network) Analytics, Information Systems/Computer Science, and Applied Econometrics. His current research focuses on Fintech, Social and Economic Mechanisms in Complex Networks, and the Intersection of Econometrics and Machine Learning. His work has appeared in MISQ, JAIS, DSS, JASIST, and IEEE/ACM Transactions, among others.

Research Interests

  • Fintech
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Econometrics and Machine Learning
  • Computer-supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Management Information Systems, Minor in Finance, University of Arizona, 2009
  • BSc, Computer Science, Minor in English, Zhejiang University, 2004

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor (with Tenure), SUSTech, 2018 - present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Zurich (UZH), 2011-2017


  • PI,National natural science foundation of China,2020-2023,
  • Co-PI, Swiss National Science Foudation (SNF) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC); 2015 - 2017

Publications (Selected)

Hu Daning ; Zhao J Leon ; Hua Zhimin; Wong Michael, Network-Based Modeling and Analysis of Systemic Risk in Banking Systems, Management Information Systems Quarterly, 2012, 36(4): 1269~11291
Jiesi Chen ; Aaron Sun; Daning Hu ; Daniel Zeng, An Information Diffusion Based Recommendation Framework for Micro-Blogging, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 2011. 7.27, 12(7)
Daning Hu ; Jiagi Yan ; J. Leon Zhao; Zhimin Hua, Ontology-based scenario modeling and analysis for bank stress testing, Decision Support Systems, 2014.7, 63: 81~94
Hu Daning ; Schwabe Gerhard; Li Xiao , Systemic risk management and investment analysis with financial network analytics: research opportunities and challenges, Financial Innovation, 2015, 1(1): 2
Hu Daning ; Zhao J Leon; Hua Zhimin, Ranking Systemic Risks in Bank Networks, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Saint Louis, Missouri, 2010. 12. 12-2010. 12.15
Daning Hu ; Kaza Siddharth; Chen Hsinchun, Identifying significant facilitators of dark network evolution, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 2009, 60(4): 655~665
Daning Hu ; J. Leon Zhao; Jiesi Cheng, Reputation management in an open source developer social network: An empirical study on determinants of positive evaluations, Decision Support Systems, 2012.6, 53(3): 526~533
Jiaqi Yan ; Daning Hu ; Liao Stephen S; Wang Huaiqing, Mining Agents’ Goals in Agent-Oriented Business Processes, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems (TMIS), 2015, 5(4): 20
Jiangi Yan ; Daning Hu ; Yani Shi, Systemic risk in P2P lending systems: An ontological Exploration, SIGBPS Workshop on Business Processes and Services, Fort Worth, 2015. 12. 12-2015. 12.13
Zhao J Leon ; Fan Shaokun; Hu Daning, Business challenges and research directions of management analytics in the big data era, Journal of Management Analytics, 2014, 1(3): 169~174