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Sheng Liu

Sheng Liu

Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Statistics


PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MS, University of California, Berkeley
BS, Tsinghua University


Sheng Liu is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Statistics at the Rotman School of Management. His research interests lie in supply chain and logistics, smart city operations (especially sustainable/climate-resilient system design), and data-driven decision-making (the integration of predictive and prescriptive analytics). His recent work explores the effective use of data to prescribe operational decisions for logistics and mobility systems. His research has been published in Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, among others. He received a PhD in Operations Research from UC Berkeley in 2019 and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2014. He has contributed to the development of advanced decision-making tools for leading companies, including Amazon, Lyft,, and CNPC.

Academic Positions

  • 2019-present

    Assistant Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2021-present

    Faculty Affiliate, School of Cities, University of Toronto

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2021-present


Selected Publications - Papers

Honors and Awards

  • 2022

    NSERC Discovery Grant, NSERC

  • 2021

    TD-MDAL Research Grant, Rotman School of Management

  • 2021

    Urban Challenge Grant, School of Cities

  • 2021

    SOLA Best Student Paper Award, The INFORMS Society on Location Analysis

  • 2021

    Best Paper Award Nominee, 2021 INFORMS Workshop on Data Science

  • 2021

    Rotman School of Management Teaching Award, University of Toronto

  • 2020

    M&SOM Meritorious Service Award, M&SOM

  • 2018

    Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger Fellowship, UC Berkeley, IEOR

  • 2018

    Second Place in Berkeley Open Data Competition, UC Berkeley & Citadel

  • 2015

    First Year Faculty Scholarship, UC Berkeley, IEOR

  • 2010

    First Prize, Chinese Physics Olympiad