Dr. Yang Li

Assistant Professor | Information Management and Business Analytics | Feliciano School of Business
Location: 459
Telephone: 973-655-3769
Email: liyang@montclair.edu


Dr. Yang Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Management and Business Analytics at Montclair State University. He received his Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from Drexel University. His main areas of interest are data mining, machine learning, and causal inference in empirical studies. Dr. Li’s research focuses on user behavior on social media platforms, online advertising, and informetrics. His teaching interests include data/text mining, statistics, cloud computing, and optimization.


Data/Text Mining<br>Optimization, Distributed Computing


  • Ph D, Decision Science, 2020, Drexel University, Philadelphia, US
  • BS, Chemistry, 2006, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

Honors and Awards

  • Best Reviewer Award , Omega: The International Journal of Management Science. (January 2020).
  • IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) Travel Award , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). (November 2019).


  • A Deep Learning Framework for Opinion Leader Identification in Online E-Commerce Platforms
  • Learning-by-doing in Non-homogeneous Tasks: An Empirical Study of Content Creator Performance on a Music Streaming Platform.
  • Peer Influence in the Adoption of Video Games

Refereed Published Articles

  • Li, Y. Will Open Access Increase Journal CiteScores? An Empirical Investigation Over Multiple Discipline. PloS ONE,

Published Proceedings

  • Li, Y. Do Recommendations from Friends Matter? Evidence from Video Game Platform. : Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI 2019). Refereed
  • Li, Y. Large-Scale Personalized Delivery for Guaranteed Display Advertising with Real-Time Pacing. : 2019 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. Refereed