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Baruch College Professor, Dr. Qing Hu, Ranks in the Top 100 MIS Scholars on Google Scholar Index

Dr. Hu, a leading scholar on behavioral cybersecurity research,

has published more than 130 research articles since 1992

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Dr. Qing Hu


New York, NY - May 5, 2017 - Qing Hu, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Initiatives & Innovation at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, now ranks in the top 100 Management Information Systems Scholars in the world based on The Google Scholar h-index, according to a recent study by the AI Lab at The University of Arizona. The highly regarded Google Scholar h-index, which measures the impact of scholarly publications based on citations, provides a way for scientists, scholars, and authors to gauge the visibility and influence of their scholarly work.

Dr. Hu, who is a leading scholar in the world on behavioral cybersecurity research, has published more than 130 research articles since 1992 in refereed journals, conference proceedings, and books.

“I am very proud of being recognized as one of the top management information systems scholars in the world based on the impact of my research as measured by Google Scholar’s h-index,” Dr. Hu said. “I hope my studies, especially those on cybersecurity, help advance academic theories about human decision-making and improve management practices in IT and cybersecurity in today’s digital organizations.”

Dr. Hu’s study on computer hackers has been downloaded more than 16,000 times since its publication in the Communications of the ACM in 2013. His research on insider threats to organizational digital assets has been frequently cited by academics and reported in the media.

Additional Recognitions and Expertise

Ranking in the top 100 MIS scholars on The Google Scholar h-index adds to the list of Dr. Hu’s honors and recognitions. In 2014 and 2011, he was awarded the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award by Emerald Group Publishing as an author of one of the top 35 articles in Management, Business, and Economics in 2005-2009, and he received the “Best Conference Paper Award” at the 2008 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems in China.

An expert on Chinese culture, business, and government, Dr. Hu has extensive knowledge of and professional networks in Chinese industry and business. Throughout the years, he has assisted US companies in establishing Chinese operations and developing their Chinese market.

Dr. Hu earned his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami, and his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lanzhou University of Technology in China and the Chinese Academy of Machinery Science and Technology, respectively. He has been a principal investigator on multiple research grants on information security, enterprise systems, and big data from the US Department of Defense and China Natural Science Foundation. 

Currently, Dr. Hu oversees all academic affairs and leads initiatives for developing new and innovative academic programs in the Zicklin School of Business and with global partners. Prior to joining Baruch College in 2015, he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research and held the title of Union Pacific Professor in Information Systems in the College of Business at Iowa State University.

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