Yuxin Zhang

Yuxin Zhang


Assistant Professor of Technology, Information Systems and Analytics




Mike Ilitch School of Business
2771 Woodward Avenue
Room 434
Detroit, MI 48201

Academic Programs

  • Technology, Information Systems and Analytics (TISA)

Yuxin Zhang


Professor Yuxin Zhang received her B.S. in Mathematics at Peking University in 2010, her M.A. in Statistics at Columbia University in 2012, and her Ph.D. in Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the University of Texas at Austin in 2020.

She is an active researcher, engaged in data-driven decision-making, business analytics, risk management, fin-tech, and policy analytics. She has published works on these subjects in Proceedings, Journal of Rural Studies, Travel Behaviour and Society, Journal of Population Economics, and Insurance: Mathematics and Economics.

She currently instructs classes in Business Analytics as well as a Seminar in Information Systems and Management.



Ph.D., Information, Risk, and Operations Management, University of Texas at Austin (2020)
M.A., Statistics, Columbia University (2012)
B.Sc., Mathematics, Peking University (2010)

AACSB specialty


Research and teaching interests

Data-Driven Decision-Making, Business Analytics, Risk Management, Fin-tech, and Policy Analytics.


Published and accepted peer reviewed journal articles

Zhang, Y., Du, Y., Zhang, Y., and Zhang, Q. "Moral Hazard and Transparency in Peer-to-Peer Auto Insurance with Telematics". To appear in ICIS 2023 Proceedings.

Zhang, Y., and Xu, D. 2022 "The bus is arriving: Population growth and public transportation ridership in rural America". Journal of Rural Studies. 95: 467-474.

Xu, D., and Zhang, Y. 2022. "Immigrants’ language skills and carpooling as need-based social networking: Evidence from large-scale national survey data". Travel Behaviour and Society. 29: 236-245.

Xu, D., and Zhang, Y. 2022. "Identifying Ethnic Occupational Segregation". Journal of Population Economics. 35: 1261–1296.

Zhang, Y., and Brockett, P. 2020. "Modeling Stochastic Mortality for Joint Lives through Subordinators". Insurance: Mathematics and Economics. 95: 166-172.

Articles under review

Zhang, Y., Garg, R., Brockett, P., and Golden, L. "Disaster Analytics for Rapid Relief Fund Allocation: an Iterative Damage Estimation Framework". (second round, Information System Research)

Working paper

Zhang, Y., Garg, R., Golden, L., Brockett, P., and Sharma, A. "Segmenting Bitcoin Transaction Networks for Price Movement Prediction".

Zhang, Y., and Xu, D. "Who Joins Which Network, and Why?"

Book chapter

Brockett, P., and Zhang, Y. 2021. "Actuarial (Mathematical) Modeling of Human Mortality". Handbook of the Mathematics of the Arts and Sciences, Springer.


Courses taught by Yuxin Zhang

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022