Wei Zhou holds a Ph.D. degree in Information Systems and Operations Management from the Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, a master degree in electrical engineering (M.S.E.E.) from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and bachelor degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University. Currently he is a full professor in the Information and Operations Management Department of ESCP Business School Paris Campus.
Wei Zhou is the founding scientific director of the Master of Science of Big Data & Business Analytics at the ESCP Business School from 2016 to 2021. This program is ranked #4 by the QS world univeristy ranking for masters in business analytics in the year of 2021. He has also created the Applied Data Science specialization in the Master in Management program in 2020 and is currently the director.
Wei Zhou received the Shanghai 1000-Talents Award (2018) for his research and consequently leads the multi-disciplinary and multi-country research in the field of big data analytics, artificial intelligence, IoT, cryptography, and transporation engineering. He is also a visiting professor of Transportation Engineering at the Shanghai Jiaotong Unviersity.
Wei Zhou was nominated as one of the "Star Professors" in the business schools in France by L'etudiant. weblink: "http://www.letudiant.fr/educpros/enquetes/a-la-rencontre-des-profs-stars-en-ecole-de-commerce.html"[article in French]
Wei Zhou has teaching interests in artificial intelligence, business analytics, management science and supply chain management. His areas of research interests are in machine learning, knowledge-based systems, effectively utilizing information for decision support through analytical models, simulation and data anlaytics, and supply chain management in general. His work has been published in Annals of Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Comuter-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, European Journal of Information Systems, Expert System with Applications, European Journal of Operations Research, IEEE Letters in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Information & Management, Information Technology & Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Optical Engineering, Transportation Research Part E, among others.
Wei Zhou is an associate editor of Decision Support Systems, and on the editorial board of International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications. He has served as ad-hoc reviewer for Annals of Operations Research, Automation in Construction, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, Information & Management, Information Systems and e-Business Management, Information System Frontiers, International Journal of Computer Systems Science and Engineering, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, International Journal of Production Economics and Transportation Research Part E. He has been an member of: INFORMS, AIS, DSI, IEEE and SPIE.