Eller MIS Professor Awarded $600K for Online Labor Market Research

Yong Ge

Yong Ge, associate professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at the Eller College of Management, is the recipient of a $600,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study advanced big data and machine learning methods for solving analytical challenges in online labor markets.

“Online labor markets—where the employment of on-demand workers and the delivery of products occur online—have become an increasingly important component of today’s economy," says Ge, noting that these platforms contribute hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy.

Data-driven solutions can help on-demand workers and employers better perform daily business.

“The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the efficiency of today’s online labor market platforms, which will benefit the growth of the overall economy,” says Ge.

The start date of the grant is October 1, 2023. As the sole investigator, Ge will work with graduate students on the project.