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Simin Li


Hi, I’m an assistant professor of Management Science at the Freeman School of Business. My research focuses on studying the operational challenges and innovations in online platforms and healthcare settings using empirical methods. By analyzing datasets provided by industry partners, I aim to help firms and hospitals improve operational efficiency. 

I received my Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Kellogg School, Northwestern University in 2020. Prior to graduate school, I worked as a data scientist at Microsoft. 

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Working papers

1. Promotional Design for Small Businesses: The Operational Value of Online Deals” with Kejia Hu and Martin A. Lariviere. Major Revision for Management Science, 2021.

Finalist, IBM Service Science Best Student Paper Competition, 2019.

2. “Is Full Price the Full Story When Consumers Have Time and Budget Constraints” with Achal Bassamboo and Martin A. Lariviere. Major Revision for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2022.

3. “Cents of Urgency: How Opening a Co-located Urgent Care Center Affects Emergency Department Arrivals?” with Achal Bassamboo and Martin A. Lariviere. Under Review, 2022.

MSOM Healthcare SIG Meeting, 2021. 

4. “Disintermediation Evidence From a Cleaning Platform” with Nil Karacaoglu and Ioannis Stamatopoulos. Under Review, 2022.

Teaching Experience


  • MGSC 3010, Introduction to Business Analytics. (Tulane University, undergraduate, Sp21, Sp22, Fa22)
  • MGSC 7000, Business Analytics Practicum. (Tulane University, graduate, Fa22)

Professional Experience


  • Data Scientist, Operating System Group, Microsoft, Redmond, WA.
  • Data Analytics Intern, EXL Services, New York, NY.