The Actionable Analytics Lab engages teams including graduate students, faculty members, project coordinators, and subject matter experts. Victor Benjamin and Pei-yu Chen serve as co-directors. Learn more about our research and vision.


Victor Benjamin
Pei-yu Chen
Research Staff and Associate Members  
Sang Pil Han
Asim Roy
Raghu Santanam
Benjamin Shao
Michael Shi
Donghyuk Shin
Shinyi Wu
Xiao Liu
John Zhang
Alumni Students  
Qinglai He  
Kumar Sirugudi  
Jackson Coleman  
Bingyan Du  
Sreekanth Gandavarapu  
Tarun Lolla  
Akshaya Manoharan  
Amlan Mishra  
Srihari Ravi  
Jaeyeon Rim  
Ishani Shah  
Pranay Singhal  
Brahanyaa Somasundaram  
Samyuktha Sridhar  
Rahul Santhosh Kumar Varma  
Manlin Zhang  
Tina Chang  
Hadi Mazboudi  
Kylel Scott  
Soumya Adhya  
Sachin Chhabra  
Jiayong Mo  
Ayushi Pancholi  
Rishabh Patil  
Kiran Pendyala  
Kunal Sahay  
Salem Sai  
Shivani Suram  
Xueyan Yan  
Xiaoyu Zhu  


Victor Benjamin

Victor Benjamin is an assistant professor and co-director of the Actionable Analytics Lab in the Department of Information Systems at ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business. His most recent work focuses on the development of a computational framework for identifying, collecting, and analyzing online cybercriminal communities with diverse geopolitical origins, including the United States, China, Russia, Iran, and more. The contributions of his work include detection of emerging cyber threats, improved cybercriminal attribution, understanding of the global cybercriminal supply chain, and more. Benjamin received his PhD in management information systems — with a PhD minor in linguistics — from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. He is involved with numerous professional and service-oriented activities within the information systems field. He has recently served as a reviewer for ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Communications of the International Information Management Association, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, INFORMS Journal on Computing, and the International Conference on Information Systems.

Pei-yu (Sharon) Chen

Dr. Pei-yu (Sharon) Chen is a full Professor and co-director of the Actionable Analytics Lab in the Department of Information Systems at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Prior to this position, she was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University and Temple University. She received her PhD from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chen’s research interests are in data analytics and IT-enabled strategies. Specifically, her research tries to 1. build models to derive meaningful and impactful insights from data, 2. devise strategies to transforms insights into actions and impacts, and 3. uses data to evaluate effects and understand impacts of any business strategy. She has experiences in working with data in the areas of electronic commerce, retailing, financial markets, social media, education and healthcare. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Information Systems Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Operations Research, along with numerous papers presented in the top conferences in the IS discipline, such as the International Conference on Information Systems and the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics. She has served as an associate editor for Management Science and Information Systems Research and as a guest editor for special issues in MIS Quarterly. She has also served on the program committee and as session chair/discussant on a number of IS conferences/workshops, including serving as a co-chair for the Conference on Information Systems and Economics in 2018, ISS Cluster Chair at INFORMS Annual Conference in 2018, a co-chair at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics in 2011, and a track co-chair for International Conference on Information Systems in 2011.