Vivian Huangfu

Vivian Huangfu

Institution/Organization: San Diego State University

Department: Department of Management Information Systems

Academic Status: Faculty


Professor Huangfu received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. She joined the SDSU faculty in 2019 and has been a productive researcher and an active reviewer. Her areas of research expertise include business analytics, public health, machine learning, and data mining. Her research has been published in a list of conference proceedings and journals, including Journal of Medical Internet Research, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (PAJAIS), Pattern Recognition Letters, etc., with more than 100 citations. She serves as a reviewer for IEEE Intelligent Systems, Information & Management, Information Systems Frontiers, Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), etc. She is a GREW Fellow and received several grants.


The goal is to advance science and pass the knowledge and skills to the next generation. Mentoring students on research is a great way to achieve the goal. For example, after collaborating for over a year, I and an SDSU undergraduate student published a paper in the 2021 Annual Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), one of the leading conferences for IS/IT researchers, and received the Top 25% Paper Award. Even though the student had never published a paper before, the student worked hard and got the full hands-on experience from proposing research ideas to data analysis to paper writing under my mentoring. Meanwhile, in collaboration with an SDSU graduate student, I have another paper published in a top-tier journal, ranked #1 under the category of “Medical Informatics/Heath & Medical Sciences” with an impact factor of 5.43. It is very exciting to have such an opportunity to learn, teach, and publish. I have a strong technical background and a great passion for conducting research. The opportunity to work with diverse professionals as well as SDSU students in various disciplines will not only benefit the students but also broaden my research endeavors.