Hannah Li is an Assistant Professor in the Decision, Risk, and Operations division at Columbia Business School. Her research focuses on developing data science methods for social systems–marketplaces, education systems, and online platforms. Her research combines techniques from operations research, statistics, and economics to develop theoretical insights for practically motivated problems. She informs her work with industry experience, collaborating closely with large online platforms.

Her work has received several awards, including the Dantzig Dissertation Award, MSOM Service Management SIG Best Paper Award, INFORMS DEI Best Student Paper Award, and the ACM EAAMO Best Student Paper Award.

Prior to joining Columbia, Hannah received her BA in mathematics from Pomona College, received her Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford University, and worked as a postdoctoral associate at MIT.