College of Business Administration

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Qi Liu

Qi Liu
  • Assistant Professor
  • Area: Accounting
  • Phone: 401.874.4217
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  • Mailing Address: Ballentine 309


Qi Liu is an assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting Information Systems from Rutgers University. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of data analytics and accounting. Her Ph.D. dissertation, entitled “The application of Exploratory Data Analysis in Auditing” was selected as the winner of 2015 AAA SET section Outstanding Dissertation Award. She is also interested in Bibliographic Analysis of Accounting Literature. At URI, Dr. Liu teaches Accounting Information Systems. Prior to joining URI, she taught at Siena College, a liberal arts college in New York.

Dr. Liu currently serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (AAA Journal). She is also a member in AAA SET section education committee and AICPA Audit Data Analytic Guide Task Force.


Audit Analytics, Big Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Fraud Detection, Bibliographic Analysis of Accounting Literature


Ph.D. in Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 2014

M.Sc. in Management, Conservation National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France, 2009

B.Sc. In Electronic Commerce and Law, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, 2007


Selected Recent Publications

“Textual Analysis: A Burgeoning Research Area in Accounting”, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Vol. 13, Issue 2, 2016

“Emerging Technologies Research in Accounting: JETA’s First Decade” with Brigitte Muehlmann and Victoria Chiu, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Vol. 12, Issues 1-2, 2015

“Big Questions in AIS Research: Measurement, Information Processing, Data Analysis, and Reporting” with Miklos Vasarhelyi, Journal of Information Systems, Vol. 28, Issue 4, 2014

“The expert systems life cycle in AIS research: What does it mean for future AIS research?” with Glen Gray, Victoria Chiu and Pei Li, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Vol. 15, Issue 4, 2014.

“The Development and Intellectual Structure of Continuous Auditing Research” with Victoria Chiu and Miklos Vasarhelyi, Journal of Accounting Literature, Vol. 33, Issues 1-2, 2014.

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