Helen Zeng is a PhD student in Information Systems & Management at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
Her research lies in the intersection of Economics, Information Systems and public policy. Specifically, her work exams the harmful content on the Internet, and with the downsides brought by digital transformation how governance should adapt to that. She is advised by Prof. Michael D. Smith.
Helen is a member of Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars (GAHTS), K & L Gates Presidential Fellow in Ethics and Computational Technologies. Her research won the 2022 George Duncan Award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies for the Second Research Paper and 2020 Suresh Konda Best First Student Research Paper Award from the Heinz College. Prior to PhD, she received a Bachelors of Science in Statistics & Math from the University of Hong Kong, and a Master of Arts in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences from Columbia University.