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Xiaoyan (Amber) Liu

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
201 Sage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850
Email: xl565@cornell.edu Phone: +1 607 379 9423
EDUCATION
Cornell University Ithaca, NY
S.C. Johnson School of Management, College of Business 2015-present
Doctoral program; Operations, Technology & Information Management

Tianjin University Tianjin, China


Bachelor of Engineering in Logistics Engineering 2014

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Online Marketplace Design and Economics; Data Driven Analytics; Statistical and Machine
Learning; Operations-Finance Interface; Revenue Management; Innovative Business Models;
Natural Language Processing

WORKING PAPERS [manuscript available upon request]


Personalized Recommendation System Design for an Online B2B Platform. With V. Gaur.
Under review at Management Science

Operational Distortion: Compound Effects of Short-termism and Competition. With W. Schmidt.


Major Revision at Management Science

Bonus Competition in the Gig Economy. With L. Chen, Y. Cui, and J. Liu.
Submitted to Manufacturing & Service Operations Management

WORK IN PROGRESS
The Value of Textual Information for Matching in an Online B2B Platform. With V. Gaur.

The Effect of Operational Efficiency on Membership and Usage in an Online B2B Marketplace:
An Empirical Analysis. With R. Allu and V. Gaur.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Personalized Recommendation System Design for an Online B2B Platform”
• 2020 Wharton Empirical Operations Management Workshop
• 2020 OTIM Seminar, Cornell University

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• 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting, National Harbor, MD

“Operational Distortion: Compound Effects of Short-termism and Competition”


• 2020 OTIM Student Forum, Cornell University
• 2019 POMS Annual Conference, DC
• 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ
• 2018 POMS Annual Conference, Houston, TX
• 2017 OTIM Seminar, Cornell University

“Bonus Competition in the Gig Economy”


• 2019 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
• 2019 POMS Annual Conference, DC
• 2019 OTIM Seminar, Cornell University
• 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ
• 2018 M&SOM Annual Conference, Dallas, TX
• 2018 POMS Annual Conference, Houston, TX

AWARDS AND HONORS


Research Assistant Grant, Johnson School of Management, Cornell 2015-present
Bartholomew Family Charitable Fund PhD Student Scholarship 2020
Byron E. Grote Johnson Professional Scholarship, Cornell 2019

TEACHING
Instructor, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell
NCC 5580 Managing Operations (Instructor Rating: 4.5/5) Fall 2019

Teaching Assistant, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell


NBA5200 Retail Operations (MBA) Spring 2018
NBA6690 Building A Consumer Internet Business (MBA) Spring 2018
NCC5010 Data Analytics and Modeling (MBA) Spring 2018
NCC5010 Data Analytics and Modeling (MBA) Summer 2017
NCC5080 Managing Operations (MBA) Spring 2017
NBA6470 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling (MBA) Spring 2016

FIELD SERVICE
Ad hoc referee, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Ad hoc referee, Production and Operations Management Journal

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INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE
Student Panelist, 2018 Ph.D. Recruiting Fall 2017

SKILLS
Python, R, MATLAB, Stata, LaTeX

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