Mitchell C. Hill Center for Digital Innovation


Ron Pike

Ron Pike is an Associate Professor in the College of Business Administration at Cal Poly Pomona.  He serves as the Director of the Mitchell C. Hill Center for Digital Innovation. Ron completed his Ph.D. in Business at Washington State University and his MBA and B.S. in Computer Engineering at CSU, Chico.  He currently teaches courses, supports student activities and conducts research in the fields of Software Defined Networks (SDN), blockchain and information privacy. Ron has served on more than a dozen conference and workshop program committees in the areas of cybersecurity and information systems as well as supporting student-led conferences at Cal Poly Pomona.  Ron works with students through the Student Run Data Center to support several cybersecurity competitions and research programs focused on collegiate and K-12 cyber education.

Hui Shi

Dr. Hui Shi is an assistant professor of the Computer Information Systems Department at Cal Poly Pomona. She is an Avande Professor in Digital Innovation. She received a B.S. in Computer Science and Technology from Hefei University of Technology, China, a M.S. in Computer Application Technique from Hefei University of Technology, China, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Old Dominion University. Before joining CPP, she was an assistant professor in the College of Business at University of Southern Indiana. Dr. Shi is currently the Director of the Avande Scholars Program, working with Avande to promote women in technology careers. Her research interests include Data Mining, Big Data, Social Media Analysis, Information Visualization, Semantic Web and Computer Supported Cooperative Work. She is the author of over 40 reviewed national and international publications including Information Discovery and Delivery, Journal of Management Analytics, International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design. Dr. Shi received Faculty Research Creative Work Grant in 2015 and Provost Office Summer Pilot Grant in 2016 from USI. She received an NSF in 2018. Dr. Shi served as a reviewer for many journals including: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transporation Systems, Journal of Management Analytics, Computer Networks, and Information Discovery and Delivery. As an academic expert, she organized workshops and special issues of journals.