MIS faculty recognized for scholarly work

Salge, Xue recognized at ICIS Conference in December
Ling Xue and Carolina Salge

Faculty from the Terry College of Business Department of Management Information Systems were honored for their contributions to the field by the Association for Information Systems.

“We are extremely fortunate to have two such outstanding scholars in our department,” said Gerald Kane, head of the MIS department and the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Chair of Business Administration. “The Terry College Department of Management Information Systems was the only department in the world to win both these awards this year.”

Ling Xue, Alumni Board Distinguished Professor in MIS, was one of six researchers to receive the AIS Mid-Career Award during December’s 2023 International Conference on Information Systems in Hyderabad, India. The international award recognizes individuals in the middle stages of their careers who made outstanding contributions to the field of information systems.

Xue joined the Terry College in July 2023, and for the past two decades investigated how businesses integrate new technologies into their management structures. Much of Xue’s research focuses on the implementation of new technologies in business and, more importantly, management decisions making some new technologies indispensable and others disposable.

He is using those same frameworks to see how industries adopt artificial intelligence technology into their business operations and what the managerial impacts will be.

Carolina Alves de Lima Salge, assistant professor of MIS and an affiliate of the UGA Institute for Artificial Intelligence, was one of eight researchers to receive the AIS Early-Career Award at the 2023 conference. The international award recognizes early-career academics who made outstanding contributions to the field of information systems.

Salge joined the Terry College faculty in 2020 after beginning her academic career at Wake Forest University. She received her Ph.D. from UGA in 2018. Her research focuses on how bots disseminate information in online social networks and how algorithms impact social interaction and privacy on the internet.  

Salge also won an AIS Best Information Systems (IS) Publications Award for her paper “Algorithmic Processes of Social Alertness and Social Transmission: How Bots Disseminate Information on Twitter,” which she published in 2022 in MIS Quarterly with Terry MIS professor Elena Karahanna and Jason Bennett Thatcher from Temple University.