Professor Siau is Chair of the Department of Business and Information Technology (BIT) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla. Professor Siau received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia in 1996. His M.S. and B.S. (honors) degrees are in Computer and Information Sciences from the National University of Singapore.
The BIT department offers four AACSB accredited business degree programs and a number of business minors and graduate certificates. The four business degree programs are: (i) B.S. in Business and Management Systems, (ii) B.S. in Information Science and Technology, (iii) M.S. in Information Science and Technology, and (iv) Master of Business Administration (MBA). BIT is comprised of faculty specializing in Accounting, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Business Innovation, Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Systems, Finance, Information Systems, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Operations, Organizational Behavior, Strategy, and Supply Chain Management.
Prior to joining the Missouri University of Science and Technology in June 2012, he was Edwin J. Faulkner Chair Professor and Full Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). He was also the Director of the UNL-IBM Global Innovation Hub. Professor Siau is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Database Management (ABDC's A journal, Impact Factor 1.138). He has served as the North America Regional Editor of the Requirements Engineering journal (2010-2016). He has also served as the Vice President of Education for the Association for Information Systems (AIS), which has a membership of more than 4,800 members from about 100 countries, and the AIS representative on the Board of Partnership for Advancing Computing Education (PACE) (i.e., a 3-year term from July 2011 to June 2014). PACE charter members are Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Association for Information Systems (AIS), Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA), IEEE Computer Society (IEEE), National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), and Computing Research Association. He is an AIS Distinguished Member - Cum Laude.
Professor Siau has more than 250 academic publications. According to Google Scholar, he has a citation count of more than 12,500. His h-index and i10-index, according to Google Scholar, are 56 and 133 respectively. Professor Siau is consistently ranked as one of the top information systems researchers in the world based on his h-index and productivity rate. In 2006, he was ranked as one of the top ten e-commerce researchers in the world (Arithmetic Rank of 7, Geometric Rank of 3). In 2006, the citation count for his paper "Building Customer Trust in Mobile Commerce" is ranked in the top 1% in the field as reported by Essential Science Indicators. His research has been funded by NSF, IBM, and other IT organizations.
Professor Siau has received numerous teaching, research, service, and leadership awards. He received the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Distinguished Teaching Award and the College of Business Administration Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001. He was awarded the Organizational Leadership Award in 2000 and Outstanding Leader Award in 2004 by the Information Resources Management Association. He received the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Research Award in 2005 and the Faculty External Recognition Award from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2020. He is a recipient of the prestigious International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Outstanding Service Award in 2006, IBM Faculty Awards in 2006 and 2008, IBM Faculty Innovation Award in 2010, AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award in 2019, and AIS Award for Outstanding Contribution to IS Education in 2019.