Luyi Yang

Luyi Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Operations Management & Business Analytics

Luyi Yang holds a PhD in Operations Management and an MBA, both from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He received dual bachelor's degrees in Industrial Engineering and English Language from Tsinghua University. His research interests lie in consumer-driven service operations, business model innovation, mechanism design, and operations-marketing interface. His research has been published in leading journals like Management Science and covered in major media outlets like He is a recipient of several research awards, including 2015 INFORMS IBM Service Science Section Best Student Paper Award, 2015 CSAMSE/Columbia Business Initiative Best Paper Award, among others. 

Honors and distinctions

  • 2018 INFORMS Service Science Section Best Cluster Paper Award, Finalist
  • 2015 INFORMS IBM Service Science Section Best Student Paper Award, Third Place
  • 2015 Columbia Business Initiative/CSAMSE Best Paper Award, Third Place
  • Winner, 2012 INFORMS Railway Application Section (RAS) Problem Solving Competition

Selected publications

  • Luyi Yang, Laurens Debo, Varun Gupta (2019) Search Among Queues Under Quality Differentiation. Management Science, Article in Advance
  • Luyi Yang, Laurens Debo (2019) Referral Priority Program: Leveraging Social Ties via Operational Incentives. Management Science 65(5): 2231-2248
  • Luyi Yang, Laurens Debo, Varun Gupta (2017) Trading Time in a Congested Environment. Management Science 63(7):2377-2395