Smart Grid Project

You Zheng

PhD Candidate

337 Hinds Hall | Phone: (315) 443-5509
I am a PhD candidate in School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. Before that, I received my master degree in Information Management from University of Maryland, College Park, and bachelor degree in Information System from Wuhan University of Technology in China.

My primary research interest lies within the domain of Information Systems (IS) with a focus on IS adoption and use in organizations. I am interested in the interaction between technology and people and technological implications on organizations. I’ve been involved in several projects across various topics, including IT and business alignment in social commerce, adoption of green IT in electric utility industry, and impact of copyright infringement initiative on digital work consumption practices. Currently, I am working on my dissertation, which studies knowledge challenges in smart grid adoption by U.S. electric utility companies and what learning strategies utilities take to address them. This study is based on a qualitative design, including a pilot study and a main study of 20 main field interviews. This dissertation is funded by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation (SES-1231192).

In terms of research methodology, I embrace both qualitative and quantitative methods. I have rich experience in survey design and statistical analysis, and receive solid training in conducting interviews and data analysis.