Hao (Howard) Zhong is currently a tenure-track assistant professor in the Information and Operations Management department of ESCP-Europe (Paris campus). He received his doctoral degree in Management (conc. on Data Mining) from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in USA. He is also holding a master's degree of Computer Science from York University in Canada and a bachelor's degree of Electronic Information Science and Technology from the University of Science and Technoloy of China (USTC).
His research interests are in data mining and business analytics, more specifically including venture capital data mining, quantitative corporate analysis, data-driven analytics and solutions for FinTech problems. He has several publications in top venues of data mining and operations research, including refereed journals (Annals of Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering) and conference proceedings (ACM SIGKDD, IEEE Interntional Conference on Data Mining, SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, etc). He has teaching interests in machine learning, data mining, business statistical analysis, Python programming language, etc.
He enjoyed a three-year entrepreneurial experience before joining ESCP, as a founding member and Big Data Scientist of a new FinTech company in China, which leverages the power of Big Data and AI to provide financial risk management products and solutions for top financial clients. He also served as a senior financial modeling advisor in several FinTech companies in China.