Prof. LI Hanwei
Assistant Professor
PhD - Social and Engineering Systems (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
BEng - Engineering Systems and Design (Singapore University of Technology and Design)

Research Areas

Empirical Operations Management
Pricing & Revenue Management
Machine Learning
Platform Operations
Field Experiments


Hanwei received his Ph.D. in Social and Engineering Systems from the MIT Institute of Data, System, and Society (IDSS) Before attending MIT, he received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Systems at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His research explores the combination of econometrics and optimization in empirical operations management with applications in platform operations and revenue management.

Opening: I am looking for self-motivated Ph.D. students in the field of operations management. Candidates with experience in optimization/machine learning/revenue management/empirical OM are welcome to contact me through email.



Li, Hanwei; Simchi-Levi, David; Wu, Michelle Xiao; Zhu, Weiming / Estimating and Exploiting the Impact of Photo Layout: A Structural Approach. September 2023; In: Management Science. Vol. 69, No. 9, pp. 5209–5233
Li, Hanwei; Simchi-Levi, David; Sun, Rui; Wu, Michelle Xiao; Fux, Vladimir; Gellert, Torsten; Greiner, Thorsten; Taverna, Andrea / Large-Scale Price Optimization for an Online Fashion Retailer. 2022; Innovative Technology at the Interface of Finance and Operations. Vol. II, pp. 191-224