SIGIR Test-of-Time Award for the paper “Accurately interpreting clickthrough data as implicit feedback”, 2016
Fellow of International Association for China Tourism Studies, 2015
Ranked No. 15th among the world’s top most cited tourism scholars between 2008 and 2013 by B. McKercher (2014)’s “A changing of the guard in tourism research leadership”, 2014
International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Highly Commended Paper, 2013
Tourism Management, Top Cited Article 2007-2011 (PDF)
Charleston Area CVB Golden Pineapple Award, 2012
Best Researcher Award, School of Business, College of Charleston, 2010
Best Paper Award, 2010 ENTER Conference, February, 2010 (PDF)
Senior Scholars Best IS Publication Award, 2009
Best Paper Award in MIS Quarterly in 2009 (PDF)
Charles Goeldner Best Paper Award in Journal of Travel Research in 2009 (PDF)
Finalist for Best Paper Award, 2009 ENTER Conference, January, 2009 (PDF)
Best Poster Paper Award on 2007 ISTTE Annual Conference, June, 2007 (PDF)
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2002
Distinguished Illinois Fellowship, University of Illinois, 1998-2001
Excellent Graduate Scholarship, Nanjing University, 1997