Ecem Basak, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. She received her PhD in Management Information Systems from University of Illinois at Chicago. Ecem’s research focuses on the impacts of sharing economy and online social networks on societies and urban areas. Her academic training includes a variety of research methods such as econometrics, causal inference, network analysis, data analytics, and machine learning. During her PhD, Ecem worked as a data science intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and CCC Information Services. Ecem also holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.