Qili holds a B.S. in Mathematics, a B.E. in Computer Science, and a B.E. in Information Management & Information Systems from the Renmin University of China. Before joining the doctoral program, he was a PhD student in Computer Science at the Renmin University of China. He has a wide range of research interests, including Economics of Information Systems, Online Communities, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantitative Marketing. In particular, he is quite interested in the interaction between decision-making and technological disruptions.