Olivia Sheng is Presidential Professor and Emma Eccles Jones Presidential Chair of Information Systems at the David Eccles School of Business, and an Adjunct Professor at School of Computing, University of Utah. She also directs the Global Knowledge Management Center (http://gkmc.utah.edu) to seek research and education extension of business intelligence and analytics, and organizes one of the first academic conferences on business intelligence (http://gkmc.utah.edu/winter/) annually.
Her research focuses on web, text and data mining as well as optimization techniques for clickstream analysis, search marketing, crowd-based predictive analytics, behavior targeting, bio-medical, digital government, telemedicine and telework applications. Her research has received funding from various Utah State agencies, Wasatch Advisors, Overstock, Yahoo!, U.S. Army, NSF, IBM, Tivoli, Toshiba Corp., Sun Microsystems, SAP University Alliance, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She also is the founder of Aculus LLC (http://www.aculus.com/) - an IT startup that offers business intelligence and big analytics solutions for search marketing and drug and other product review analytics.
Dr. Sheng received the B.S. degree from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, R.O.C. and the Master's and Ph.D. Degrees in Computers and Information Systems from the University of Rochester. Prior to University of Utah, she was on faculty of Management Information Systems at the University of Arizona since 1985 and was the Department Head from 1997 to 2002. Dr. Sheng was visiting faculty at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jaio Tung University, and Molde University College in Norway.