Professor Siau is the Head of the Department of Information Systems and Chair Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining CityU, he was Head of Business Programs at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Professor Siau received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia in 1996. His M.S. and B.S. (honors) degrees are in Computer and Information Sciences from the National University of Singapore.
Before joining the Missouri University of Science and Technology in June 2012, he was Edwin J. Faulkner Chair Professor and Full Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), which is an R1 university. He was also the Director of the UNL-IBM Global Innovation Hub. Professor Siau is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Database Management (ISI and ABDC's A journal). He has served as the North America Regional Editor of the Requirements Engineering journal (2010-2016). He has also served as the Vice President of Education for the Association for Information Systems (AIS) from July 2011 to June 2014. He is an AIS Distinguished Member–Cum Laude.
Professor Siau has more than 300 academic publications. According to Google Scholar, he has a citation count of more than 16,000. His h-index and i10-index, according to Google Scholar, are 65 and 160 respectively. Professor Siau is consistently ranked as one of the top information systems researchers in the world based on his h-index and productivity rate. In 2006, he is ranked as one of the top ten e-commerce researchers in the world (Arithmetic Rank of 7, Geometric Rank of 3). In 2006, the citation count for his paper "Building Customer Trust in Mobile Commerce" is ranked in the top 1% in the field as reported by Essential Science Indicators. He is also on the 2020 Stanford University's list of top 2% most-cited scientists in the world (ranked in the top 1%) and ranked as one of the top computer scientists in the US and the world (https://www.guide2research.com/u/keng-siau) (ranked around 1500 in the world). His research has been funded by NSF, IBM, and other business organizations.
Professor Siau has received numerous teaching, research, service, and leadership awards. He received the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Distinguished Teaching Award and the College of Business Administration Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001. He was awarded the Organizational Leadership Award in 2000 and the Outstanding Leader Award in 2004 by the Information Resources Management Association. He received the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Research Award in 2005, and the Faculty External Recognition Award and Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Studies Award from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2020. He is a recipient of the prestigious International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award in 2006, IBM Faculty Awards in 2006 and 2008, IBM Faculty Innovation Award in 2010, AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award in 2019, and AIS Award for Outstanding Contribution to IS Education in 2019.
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