Shouhong Wang


Shouhong Wang

Commonwealth Professor

Decision & Information Sciences




Charlton College of Business 325


1970Tsinghua University, ChinaBEng, Information Systems
1981Tsinghua University, ChinaMBA, Information Systems
1990McMaster UniversityPhD, Information Systems


Online and Continuing Education Courses

Current technologies to design and construct an Internet-based e-business system as well as the management of e-business in modern organizations. Students learn to build a fully functional e-business application, such as traditional transaction-based systems and new applications for advertising, ordering, payment, customer relationship management and communication, etc. Work includes many small projects and a semester project.

Theories and techniques of database design, implementation, and application for data resource management. Topics include data structure techniques for databases, data modeling techniques, logical database design, physical database design, SQL, distributed database, and data warehouse.

Process and the techniques of analyzing and designing computer-based information systems. The entire spectrum of the system development life cycle-system planning, analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance are studied in detail. In addition, a group project of systems analysis and design is required.


Research activities

  • Knowledge management through semantic web
  • Data mining with incomplete data and sequence data
  • Business rules management
  • Online auction design


Research interests

  • Electronic commerce
  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Artificial intelligence in business

Select publications

  • Wang, S.; Wang, H. (2019).
    A teaching module of database-centric online analytical process for MBA business analytics programs
    Journal of Information Systems Education, 30(1), 19-26.
  • Wang, S.; Wang, H. (2018).
    Sustainable open educational resources (OER) in higher education: A stakeholder analysis approach
    Journal of Teaching and Education, 8(2), 119–128.