Assistant Professor at Baruch College, City University of New York


Shan Li

Class of 2010


What are you currently working on?
After graduating from Cal in 2010, I started off working for Amazon as an operations research scientist in Seattle, to drive the performance improvement of Amazon’s giant supply chain network. I also worked for Philips and American Express in NYC before I took a tenure-track faculty position at Baruch College (CUNY) in the heart of Manhattan in 2013. Currently, I do academic research in the areas of Behavioral Operations Management, Marketing-OM interface and Healthcare Operations, and teach undergraduate core course of Service Operations Management and Management Science.

What was the most important thing you learned while studying at Cal?
How to overcome and learn from failure.

What do you miss most about being a student at Cal?

Do you have any advice for current IEOR students?
It is a long-road ahead but to keep working hard and never give up.