Guang Li

Guang Li

Assistant Professor

Overview

Guang Li is an assistant professor of Management Science and a Scotiabank Scholar in Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

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Academic Area

  • Management Analytics
  • Operations Management and Technology

Interest Topics

  • Analytics & AI
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Retail
  • Service Sector

Faculty Details

Profile

Full Bio

Guang Li is an assistant professor of Management Science and a Scotiabank Scholar in Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

She received her Ph.D. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (2016), M.Eng. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.Sc. from National University of Singapore, and B.Eng. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Guang’s research interests include revenue management, retail operations, customer choice modeling, and interfaces between operations management and marketing, accounting, and finance.

Her research has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada. Guang's work has been published in Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Operations Research Letters. She is a member of INFORMS.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. Operations Management
University of Southern California (2016)                           

M.Eng. Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008) 

M.Sc. Advanced Materials for Micro and Nano-Systems
National University of Singapore (2008)           

B.Eng. Materials Engineering
Nanyang Technological University (2007)  

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen’s University
Assistant Professor (2016 – Present)
Scotiabank Scholar (2018 – Present)

Publications

Articles

“Optimal Pricing and Inventory Planning with Charitable Donations,” Manufacturing & Service

Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 4, 687-703, 2018 (with Leon Yang Chu and Paat Rusmevichientong)

“The d-Level Nested Logit Model: Assortment and Price Optimization Problems,” Operations Research, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 325-342, 2015 (with Paat Rusmevichientong and Huseyin Topaloglu)

“A Greedy Algorithm for the Two-Level Nested Logit Model,” Operations Research Letters, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 319-324, 2014 (with Paat Rusmevichientong)

Working Papers

G, Li, G. Kong and B. Ma, “Should Online Retailers Facilitate or Hinder Consumer Communication?” 

G, Li, L. Sheng and D. Zhan, “Designing Shipping Policies with Top-up Options to Qualify for Free Delivery” 

Y, Cao and G, Li, “Joint Assortment and Price Optimizations under an N-Pack Purchase Model” 

G. Li, M. Nediak and S. Sing, “Sensitivity to Delays and Pricing Behavior of Individual Sellers in Online Platforms”

Teaching

Graduate-level course MGMT860/960 Deterministic Operations Research Models, 2020 Fall Master course MMA861 Analytical Decision Making

  • 2020 Winter, 2 sections
  • 2019 Winter, 2 sections

Ph.D. course MGMT964 Advanced Topics in Operations Research, 2019 Winter Undergraduate core course COMM341 Operations Management

  • 2018 Winter, 3 sections 
  • 2017 Winter, 3 sections

Undergraduate core course BUAD311 Operations Management, 2014 Fall

Research

Interests

Choice modeling, revenue management, assortment planning, retail operations, interfaces between operations management and marketing, accounting, and finance

Presentations

Conference Presentations

Designing Shipping Policies for Online Retailers  

POMS Annual Conference 2019, Washington, DC, USA, May 2019 (Invited)
INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA, December 2018 (Invited)
CORS Annual Conference 2018, Halifax, NS, Canada, June 2018 (Invited)

Pricing under the N-Pack Purchasing Model

POMS Annual Conference 2019, Washington, DC, USA, May 2019 (Invited)
INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA, December 2018 (Invited)
POMS Annual Conference 2018, Houston, TX, USA, May 2018 (Invited)

Formulation, Motivation and Estimation for the d-Level Nested Logit Model

Cornell ORIE Young Researchers Workshop on Data-Driven Decision Making, Ithaca, NY, USA, November 2015 (Invited)
INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA, November 2015 (Invited)
INFORMS MSOM Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 2015 (Refereed)
Southern California OR/OM Day, Los Angeles, CA, USA, May 2015 

A Greedy Algorithms for the Two-Level Nested Logit Model

INFORMS MSOM Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, June 2014 (Refereed)
INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minnesota, MN, USA, October 2013 (Invited)

Invited Talks

Tsinghua University, November 2018

Wilfrid Laurier University, Lazaridis School of Business, February 2016

University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, January 2016

University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindai School of Management, January 2016

Queen’s University, Smith School of Business, January 2016

Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, School of International Business, December 2015

University of Science and Technology of China, School of Management, December 2015

Awards

Other Awards

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2015

Singapore-MIT Alliance Graduate Fellowship, 2007-2008

  • Full funding for a dual master’s degree from MIT and NUS

NatSteel Limited Gold Medal, Nanyang Technological University, 2007

  • Best overall performance in the final year of undergraduate study

Dean’s List Commendation, Nanyang Technological University, 2004-2007

  • Awarded to top 5% of the cohort

NTU President Research Scholarship, 2004-2007

  • Awarded to students in Dean’s list to fund for undergraduate research 

Grants & Funding

Discovery Grant (2020-2025)
NSERC | $142,500

General Research Grant (2019-2020)
Smith School of Business | $3,800

Service

Track Chair for Revenue Management & Pricing, POMS 31st Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Ad Hoc Reviewer for Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Operations Research Letters, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 19th ACM Economics and Computation, Decision Sciences