Li Chen

Li Chen

  • Professor
  • Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management
  • Area Chair for Operations, Technology, and Information Management
  • Breazzano Family Term Professor of Management
  • Department Editor, Production and Operations Management

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Faculty Expertise

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Quantitative Modeling
  • Information Systems
  • Services Operations Management


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


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Li Chen is professor of operations, technology, and information management and the Emerson Professor of Manufacturing Management at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He is currently serving as the area chair for Operations, Technology and Information Management at Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Chen's research interests concern supply chain management, operations strategy, and data-driven analytics. He has published research works in top journals in the operations management field such as Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. Prior to his academic appointments, he was a cofounder and lead scientist at TrueDemand Software. Chen obtained his PhD in management science and engineering from Stanford University.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Research Award (2022) Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • Best Teaching Award (2022) Cornell-Tsinghua Finance MBA Program

Recent Courses

  • NCCT 5080 - Managing Operations
  • NRE 5390 - PhD Seminar: Foundations of Operations Management I: Demand Forecasting and Inventory Theory
  • NBA 6500 - Strategic Operations Immersion Practicum
  • BANA 6420 - Supply Chain Analytics
  • NBA 6410 - Supply Chain Strategy
  • NBAE 6420 - Supply Chain Strategy

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Stanford University, 2005