Ningyuan Chen
Assistant Professor
Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga
(Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)
Phone: +1-905-828-5218
Office: KN 205 (UTM) and 413 (Rotman)
Email: <ningyuan.chen”at”utoronto.ca>
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Dr. Ningyuan Chen is an assistant professor of the Department of Management at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. He is also cross-appointed at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Before joining UofT, he was an assistant professor of IEDA@HKUST. Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. from the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) department at Columbia University in Oct 2015. In research, he is interested in various approaches to making data-driven decisions in the context of revenue management, including online learning and machine learning. His research is also broadly related to statistics.

To students: If you have a strong mathematical background and are interested in visiting or working on a project with me, please drop him an email. He is also hiring postdocs. Please let him know if you are interested.


Ph.D. in Operations Research, Columbia University, 2015
M.S. in Operations Research, Columbia University, 2012
B.S. in Mathematics, Peking University, 2010


MGT270: Data Analytics for Management
RSM3049: Online Learning and Multi-armed Bandit
BTC2020: Decision Analytics in Business, Healthcare and Management
MGM301: Analysis for Decision and Control
IEDA 2540: Statistics for Engineers
IEDA 5270: Engineering Statistics
IEDA 4331: Quantitative Methods in Financial Engineering
IEDA 6100F: Dynamic Programming under Uncertainty

Grants and Awards

Management Science Distinguished Service Award, 2020, 2021
NSERC Discovery Grant, Canada, 2020
RGC General Research Fund, Hong Kong, 2019
RGC Early Career Scheme, Hong Kong, 2017
INFORMS Financial Services Section Best Student Paper Competition, finalist, 2015

Students I have supervised or worked with

Pin Gao, Assistant Professor at CUHK Shenzhen
Xiao Lei, Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University
Zhuodong Tang, Ph.D. candidate at HKUST
Saman Lagzi, Ph.D. candidate at Rotman