Imperial College London

Dr Fanyin Zheng

Business School

Assistant Professor in Management Science/Business Analytics



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Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Fanyin Zheng joined Imperial College Business School in 2023. Prior to joining Imperial College, she was an assistant professor at Columbia Business School.

Fanyin's research interests are in the areas of empirical operations management, industrial organization, and applied econometrics. Using causal inference and structural estimation tools, she studies how individuals and firms make decisions using data with a focus on service systems where there are complex interactions and dynamics. Her work has centered around two application areas: design of platforms and marketplaces and healthcare operations management.

She currently serves as an associate editor for Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Kim S-H, Zheng F, Brown J, 2020, Identifying the Bottleneck Unit: Impact of Congestion Spillover in Hospital Inpatient Unit Network, Management Science, ISSN:0025-1909

Rios I, Saban D, Zheng F, 2023, Improving Match Rates in Dating Markets Through Assortment Optimization, M&SOM-Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol:25, ISSN:1523-4614, Pages:1304-1323

He P, Zheng F, Belavina E, et al., 2021, Customer Preference and Station Network in the London Bike-Share System, Management Science, Vol:67, ISSN:0025-1909


Besbes O, Fonseca Y, Lobel I, et al., 2023, Signaling Competition in Two-Sided Markets, EC '23: 24th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, ACM

Rios I, Saban D, Zheng F, 2021, Improving Match Rates in Dating Markets through Assortment Optimization, EC '21: The 22nd ACM Conference on Economics and Computation, ACM

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