Qian Zhang is a PhD candidate in the Foisie Business School. Her interest for research began during her graduate studies here in the Foisie Business School. “I was fortunate enough being part of several research projects on data analytics model development and applications. Most importantly, I was exposed to faculty who are internationally recognized experts, and I gained interest in analyzing data and solving problems, and wanted to learn the skills of doing data analytics.
Her current research focuses on developing data analytics models for performance evaluation and benchmarking. She is developing new models for globalization index construction that integrates three dimensions: economic dimensions, social dimensions and political dimensions. Her research has been published in Decision Sciences, Annals of Operations Research, Information System and Operational Research, and Journal of Cleaner Production.