Li Chen

Li Chen

  • Breazzano Family Term Professor of Management
  • Area Chair for Operations, Technology, and Information Management

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Faculty Expertise

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Data-Driven Analytics


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Dr. Li Chen is a Professor of Operations, Technology and Information Management and Breazzano Family Term Professor of Management at Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. 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 and Operations Management.

Prior to joining Johnson School, Dr. Chen was an Associate Professor of Business Administration at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Before his Duke appointment, Dr. Chen spent four years at TrueDemand Software, a supply chain software company in Silicon Valley, where he was the cofounder and lead scientist of the company. Dr. Chen obtained his PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 2005.

Selected Publications

Recent Courses

  • NRE 5460 - Data Analytics in OM
  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading & Research
  • NCCT 5080 - Managing Operations
  • BANA 6420 - Supply Chain Analytics
  • NBA 6410 - Supply Chain Strategy
  • NBAE 6420 - Supply Chain Strategy

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Stanford University, 2005