Jinyang Zheng is an assistant professor at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. His current research interests include sharing economy, online two-sided markets, online transportation networks, and machine learning in business analytics.
His recent study found that online transportation networks tools can significantly improve the operational flexibility and efficiency of public transportation system; early-stage large-scale sales promotion can stimulate consumer learning about online transportation
networks; the "conform or to be cast out" policy can significantly enhance the consumer welfare; WeChat contributes to the usage of the smartphone ecosystem without squeezing out the usage of the other apps. His future research will focus more on extracting
information from unstructured data, and conduct causal inference based on an integration of machine learning and econometrics. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2017. Prior to that, he graduated from the Department of Statistics at Fudan University