Liping Liu, Ph.D.

Liping Liu, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Department of Management
Office: CBA 351
Phone: (330) 972-5947
Email: liping@uakron.edu


Education:

  • PhD
    In Business with a concentration in Decision Support Systems and a minor in Information Systems, School of Business, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1995, GPA: 4.0/4.0. Dean's List, 1991-1995; The Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma, 1995; The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 1995; Elizabeth M. Hoyt Scholarship in Business, 1991.
  • MS
    In Systems Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,Wuhan, China, 1991, GPA: 92%.
  • BE
    In Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 1987, GPA: 90%. (The first across-university double major in China, 1984-1987)
  • BS
    In Applied Mathematics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 1986, GPA: 91%.University Merit Scholar(2 recipients per year), 1983-1986.

Biography

Professional & Academic Experience:

Academic Experience

  • 09/06-Date: Professor of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Akron, OH 44325-4801
  • 09/01-08/06: Associate Professor of Management and Information Systems, College of Business Administration, University of Akron, OH 44325-4801
  • 06/99-08/01: Assistant Professor of Information Systems, College of Business and Administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901
  • 08/97-05/99: Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870
  • 08/95-07/97: Assistant Professor of Management and Information Systems, School of Business, Albany State University, Albany, GA 31705
  • 06/86-09/87: Lecturer, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Professional Experience

  • 05/06-06/06: Eaton Corporation-Requirements Analysis and Modeling (professional training)
  • 09/00-Date: Beck Bus Transportation Corporation-Architect, design, and develop a web-based payroll system
  • 06/00-Date: UXTEND.COM, Carbondale, Illinois-Chief Architect and Developer, web application services for universities and colleges to manage online and onsite classes
  • 08/99-12/00: Trailmobile Corporation, Chicago, Illinois-Consultant and Instructor, Oracle Database Administration, Performance Tuning, and Systems Development
  • 08/99-12/00: Borgsmiller Travel Services-Project Chief Architect and Director, Web Commerce Development and Architecture Design for online resort reservation and airline ticketing
  • 08/97-1998: EMNES Systems, Albany, Georgia-Web Commerce Development and Architecture Design for Easy Chinese (a multimedia software product for Chinese Learning)
  • 11/96-1998: ROA Software Labs, Albany, Georgia-Web Commerce Development, Local Area Networking, and Software Design for MedNotes (a client/server software product to manage medical records)
  • 05/96-08/97: Albany State University President's Office, Albany, Georgia-Administrative System Reengineering and Migration, Policies and Strategies of Computer and Internet Education for Adults and K-16 Students
  • 11/94-08/96: University of Kansas Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center, Kansas-Preferential Analysis of Energy Reduction Investment in Industrial Buildings
  • 06/86-07/89: Anlu City Government, Hubei Province, China-Long Range Planning of Energy Consumption and Production


Research Accomplishments

Books

  • (Dempster, A. P., Yager, R. R., Liu, L.) "Classic Works on Theory of Evidence," (A Volume of Best Papers on the Dempster-Shafer Theory of Belief Functions), Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, in press.
  • (Liu, L. and B. Roussev) "Management of Object-Oriented Development Processes," Idea Group Publishers, Hershey, PA, 2006.

Refereed Journal Articles

  • (Liu, L., Yager, R) "The Classic Works of the Dempster-Shafer Theory of Belief Functions," Springer-Verlag, New York, N.Y., 2008.
  • (Liu, L., Elizabeth E. Grandon, and Steven R. Ash) "Training reactions and task performance: a study of open training in object-oriented systems development," Journal of Information Systems and e-Business Management, in press.
  • (Liu, L.) ""Technology Acceptance Model: A Replicated Test Using Tetrad," International Journal of Intelligent Systems, in press, 2009.
  • (Liu, L., C. Shenoy, and P. P. Shenoy) "Knowledge Representation and Integration for Portfolio Evaluation Using Linear Belief Functions," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Series A, vol. 36 (4), 2006, pp. 774-785.
  • (Liu, L. and Q. Ma) "Perceived System Performance: A Test of an Extended Technology Acceptance Model," Data Bases, Vol. 37 (2-3), 2006,pp. 51-59.
  • (Steven R. Ash and L. Liu) "Training reactions: what do we really know?" Training & Management Development Methods, Vol. 20 (5), 2006, pp. 13-18.
  • (Liu, L. and Ma, Q.) "The impact of service level on the end user's acceptance of application service oriented medical records," Information and Management, 42(8), 2005, 1121-1135.
  • (Ma, Q. and Liu, L.) "The role of Internet self-efficacy in the acceptance of Web-based electronic medical records," Journal of Organization and End User Computing, 17(1), 38-57, 2005.
  • (Liu, L.) "A new foundation for the mean-variance analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, 158, 229-242, 2004.
  • (Liu, L. and Shenoy, P. P.) "Representing asymmetric decision problems using coarse valuations," Decision Support Systems, 37 (1), 119-135, 2004.
  • (Liu, L.) "A note on Luce-Fishburn axiomatization of rank-dependent utility," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 28 (1), 55-71, 2004.
  • (Ma, Q. and Liu, L.) "The technology acceptance model: A meta-Analysis of empirical findings," Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, 16 (1), 59-72, 2004.
  • (Srivastava R. P. and Liu, L.) "Applications of Belief Functions in Business Decisions: A Review," Information Systems Frontier: A Journal of Research and Innovation, 5 (4), 359-378, 2003.
  • (Liu, L. and Ma, Q.) "Emerging e-business technologies for electronic medical records," International Journal of Healthcare  Technology and Management, 5, 157-178, 2003
  • (Liu, L.) "Special Issue on the Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence: An Introduction," International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 18 (1), 1-4, 2003.
  • (Liu, L.) "Local Computation of Gaussian Belief Functions", International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 22, 217-248, 1999.
  • (Liu, L.) "Approximate Portfolio Analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, 119, 35-49, 1999
  • (Liu, L.) "A theory of Gaussian belief functions," International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 14, 95-126, 1996.

Refereed Book Chapters

  • (Liu, L. and B. Vijayaraman) "Information Integration: A Review of Emerging e-Business Technologies," Handbook of IT in Organisations and Electronic Markets, Angel J. Salazar and Steve Sawyer (eds.), World Scientific Press, 2007.
  • (Ma, Q. and Liu, L.) "The role of Internet self-efficacy in the acceptance of Web-based electronic medical records," Advanced Topics in End-User Computing, Volume 5, Idea Group Publishing, 2006, pp. 54-76.
  • (Ma, Q. and Liu, L.) "The technology acceptance model: A meta-Analysis of empirical findings," Advanced Topics in Organizational and End User Computing, Volume 4, Idea Group Publishing, 2005, pp. 112-127.
  • (Liu, L. and Ma, Q.) "Emerging e-Business Technologies for Electronic Medical Records," In Angel Salazar, Ray Hackney, and Jeremy Howells (eds.) Innovation Management in the Knowledge (Digital) Age: Strategic Transformation in Healthcare Organizations, Amsterdam, NL:IOS Press, 2003.
  • (Liu, L., C. Shenoy, and P. P. Shenoy) "A linear belief function approach to portfolio Evaluation," in C. Meek and U. Kjaerulff (eds.), Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, 19, San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, 370-377, 2003.
  • (Yu, P. L. and Liu, L.) "A foundation of principles for expanding habitual domains," in M. Karwan, J. Spronk, and J. Wallenius (eds.), Essays in Decision Making--3/4;A Volume in Honor of Stanley Zionts, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 185-200, 1997.
  • (Liu, L.)"Propagation of Gaussian belief functions," in D. Fisher and H. Lenz (eds.), Learning from Data: Artificial Intelligence and Statistics V. New York: Springer-Verlag, 79-88, 1996.

Refereed Proceedings

  • (Liu, L.) "Usability and Efficacy Reactions to Object-Orientation: The Impact of Prior Knowledge," Proceedings of the Second Annual Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction Research in Management Information Systems, Seattle, Washington, December 12-13, 2003, 70-74. (Selected as one of 7 best papers to be reviewed for a special issue of Journal of Management Information Systems)
  • (Ma, Q. and Liu, L.) "The role of Internet self-efficacy in accepting Web-based medical records," Proceedings of 9th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Tampa, FL, August 4-6, 2003, 890-900.
  • (Liu, L. and Li, C.) "A Second-Order Factor Model of Trust in Internet Stores," Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on the Management of Electronic Business, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, January 15-17, 2003.
  • (Liu, L. and Grandon, E. E.) "How performance and self-efficacy influence the ease of use of object-orientation: The moderating effects of prior training," Proceedings of the 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Big Island, HI, January, 2003, 10 pages. (The Best Paper Nomination).
  • (Liu, L., Li, C., and Karau, S. J.) "A Measurement Model of Trust in Internet Stores," Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Electronic Business, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2002, 88-90.
  • (Liu, L. and Chi L. N.) "Evolution Data Quality: A theory-Specific View," Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Quality, Cambridge, MA, November 2002, 292-304.
  • (Liu, L. and Grandon, E. E.) "Revolution or evolution? A cognitive comparison of analysis methods," Proceedings of 2002 Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2002, 1364-1370.
  • (Ma, Q. and Liu, L.) "On acceptance of a web-based medical record system," Proceedings of 2002 Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2002, 1264-1270.
  • (Roussev, B. and Liu, L.) "Distributed computing using Java: A comparison of two server designs," Proceedings of 2002 Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2002, 1149-1155.
  • (Grandon, E. E. and Liu, L.) "Is object-oriented modeling easy of learn and use? A confirmatory factor analysis," Proceedings of the 8th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Dallas, TX, August, 2002, 1166-1176.
  • (Grandon E. E. and Liu, L.) "An Empirical Study of How Structured Modeling Experience Affects the Performance of Applying Object-Oriented Analysis Methodology", Proceedings of 2001 Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, 373-375, San Francisco, CA, November 2001.
  • (Liu, L. and Shenoy, P. P.) "Coarse Valuations Network", Proceedings of 2000 Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, Volume II, 474-476, Orlando, FL, November 2000.
  • (Liu, L.) "Conditional Belief Functions," Proceedings of 1998 Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, Volume II, 589-591, Las Vegas, NV, November 1998
  • (Liu, L.) "Uncertainty Reasoning Using Gaussian Belief Functions," Proceedings of 4th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 1996.