Li, Tim Tianyi(李天意)

BS (PKU); MA (Princeton); MS, PhD (MIT)

Assistant Professor


Department of Decisions, Operations and Technology

Room 944, 9/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7818


Prof. Tianyi (Tim) Li joined the Department of Decisions, Operations and Technology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in 2021 as an Assistant Professor, after completing PhD studies at the System Dynamics Group in MIT Sloan. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Peking University and a master’s degree from Princeton University. He received the Dana Meadows Award (2021) from the International System Dynamics Society. His research tries to contribute modelling and algorithmic efforts to management, industrial and policy studies from a data-driven, network-oriented, and dynamic-control perspective. He currently works on modeling platform dynamics, and network sciences & machine-learning applications in business practice.

Teaching Areas

Business Information Systems
Networks and Security

Research Interests

Network Sciences
System Dynamics
Industrial Engineering
Management Algorithms
Mathematical Modelling

  • Awards & Honours
    • Dana Meadows Award, International System Dynamics Society, 2021
    • Fellowship, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2017-2021
    • Fellowship, Princeton University, 2015-2017