Lili Yang is a reader in the School of Business & Economics at Loughborough University. She received her MSc (Loughborough) and PhD (Derby) in the UK, joining the school in September 2006 as a lecturer. Prior to this appointment, she worked in the Computer Science department at Loughborough University as a part-time lecturer (2004-2006), and in the Applied Computing department at the University of Derby as a lecturer/senior lecturer (2001-2004). She is a fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).
Lili has taught a variety of modules on computing and business at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels including Business Analysis for Decision Making, Quantative Methods for Business, Information Systems Development, Business Information Management, Business Modelling, From Networks to Internet, Programming, Data Communications etc. Currently she is the program director of MSc Business Analysis and Management. She has played the role as an external examiner for UG and PG teaching programs for a number of universities in the UK.
Lili has conducted a significant amount of research both independently and working in team. As the principal investigator she has led 12 projects and carried out 4 projects as co-investigator. The total budget has reached to over £3 million. She has published over 70 journal papers, conference papers and books. Recent publications appear in quality journals such as Information Systems Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Changes, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), to be named.