Meet Zefeng Bai
Assistant Professor, Business Analytics
Phone: (813) 257-4096
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2014, Iowa State University, B.S.
2015 New Jersey Institute of Technology, M.S.
2022 Bentley University, Ph.D.
Business Statistics and Analytics
Statistics for Decision Makers
Zefeng Bai is interested in applied statistics and analytics in general. His current research focuses on long-term investment strategy, predictive analytics and causal inference. Zefeng enjoys teaching statistics and analytics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Bai is an assistant professor of business analytics in the Information and Technology Management Department. Before joining the University of Tampa, Bai taught different statistics and analytics courses at Babson College and Bentley University. He enjoys studying and exploring new teaching techniques that could help facilitate student-and-instructor interactions in a diverse learning environment.
Bai's research interest lies primarily in business analytics and causal inferences using microeconometrics techniques. Specifically, motivated by the increasing aging populations worldwide, his dissertation examines using the target volatility investment concept to improve existing pension plans. Bai is also broadly interested in using statistical and mathematical models to explain business and social phenomena. His research has found applications in asset management, behavioral finance, religion study and public health.
Best Paper Award at the 59th Annual IACIS Conference, 2019. “Bai, Z., Jain N., Kurdyukov R., Walton J., Wang Y., Wasson T., Zhu X., & Chircu A. (2019). Conducting Systematic Literature Review in Information Systems: An Analysis of Guidelines”.
Professor’s Excellence Award, Martin Tuchman School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2016.
Honorable Member of Beta Gamma Sigma, 2016.
Graduated from Iowa State University with distinction “Magna Cum Laude”, 2014.
Honorable Member of The Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2013.
Honorable Member of Golden Key International Honors Society, 2013.
Honorable Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2013.