Yong Tan

Yong Tan

Neal and Jan Dempsey Professor of Information Systems

  • PhD, University of Washington, 2000
  • PhD, University of Washington (Physics), 1993
  • MS, University of Washington, 1988
  • BS, University of Science and Technology of China, 1987

  • Electronic Commerce
  • Social Technologies and Commerce
  • Economics of Information Systems

Positions Held
  • At the University of Washington since 2000
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (1994-95)
  • Visiting Scientist at the Laboratoire de Physique Quantique,
    The Universite Paul Sabatier, France (1993-1994)

Current Research
  • Online social networks
  • Mobile commerce
  • Digital content distribution channels
  • Information security

Honors and Awards
  • Neal and Jan Dempsey Professorship (2011)
  • Ph.D. Outstanding Mentor Award (2010-2011)
  • Ph.D. Outstanding Mentor Award (2007)
  • Dean's Faculty Research Award (2006)
  • Dean's Junior Faculty Research Award (2005)
  • Undergraduate Professor of the Year in Information Systems (2005)
  • Lex N. Gamble Family Award for Excellence in the Field of E-Commerce (2003)
  • Tyler Scholarship at the University of Washington (1999-2000)
  • Edna Benson Fellowship at the University of Washington (1999)
  • Dean’s Achievement Award at the University of Washington (1998)

Professional Affiliations
  • Associate Editor: Management Science
  • Associate Editor: Information Systems Research (2008-2010)

Selected Publications

Courses Taught
  • IS 579 – Web 2.0 and the New Economy MBA elective on Web 2.0 based business models. 
  • IS 580 – Information Systems Research Topics Doctoral Seminar focused on current research topics in information systems. 
  • IS 461 – Systems Implementation Undergraduate course on building interactive Facebook applications. 
  • IS 460 – Systems Analysis and Design Undergraduate course on systems development. 
  • IS 423 – E-Commerce Systems Development Undergraduate course on developing E-Commerce Systems using C# and Java. 
  • IS 320 – Fundamentals of Application Programming Undergraduate course on programming using Visual Basic.
  • MSIS 503 – Programming Business Logic Graduate course (for MS in Information Systems Program) on programming.
  • MSIS 521 – Information Technologies and Marketing (for MS in Information Systems Program)
  • MSIS 522 – Analysis, Modeling and Design Graduate course (for MS in Information Systems Program) on management of information systems development.
  • MSIS 524 – Managing Information Technology Projects (for MS in Information Systems Program)

Contact Information

Office:461 Paccar Hall

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business, Paccar Hall
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226