About Keng Siau


  • University of British Columbia, Doctor of Philosophy, 1996

Keng Siau

Business & Information Tech
101 Fulton Hall

573-341-4528 | siauk@mst.edu


  • University of British Columbia, Doctor of Philosophy, 1996


Professor Keng Siau is Chair of the Department of Business and Information Technology (BIT) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. 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). The four degree programs are AACSB accredited. BIT is comprised of faculty specializing in Accounting, Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Cyber Security, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Resource Planning, Finance, Information Systems, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Operations, Organizational Behavior, Strategy, and Supply Chain.

Professor Siau received his Ph.D. in Business Administration 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 University of British Columbia and the National University of Singapore are consistently ranked as two of the top 50 universities in the world (e.g., QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education World University Rankings).

Prior to joining 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 Director of the UNL-IBM Global Innovation Hub.

Professor Siau is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Database Management (ISI and ABDC's A journal) and served as the North America Regional Editor of the Requirements Engineering journal (2010-2016). He also served as the Vice President of Education for the Association for Information Systems (AIS has over 4000 members in more than 100 countries) and served as the AIS representative on the Board of Partnership for Advancing Computing Education (PACE) from July 2011-June 2014 (i.e., 3-year term). 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 more than 11,500 citation counts. His h-index and i10-index, according to Google Scholar, are 53 and 130 respectively. Professor Siau is consistently ranked as one of the top information systems researchers in the world based on 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. 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.


Research interests

Economic and Social Impact of AI, Robotics, and Automation
Future of Work and Humanity
Business Analytics and Data Science
Electronic, Mobile, and Ubiquitous Commerce