Brian Han

Brian Han

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Data Sciences and Operations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, 2020

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020 to present

Recent Publications

  • Gupta, V., Han, B., Kim, S., & Paek, H. (2020). Maximizing Intervention Effectiveness. Management Science.  link >

Other Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Han, B., Chu, L., Sun, T., & Wu, L. Forthcoming. Commercializing the Package Flow: Cross-sampling Physical Products Through E-commerce Warehouses. ICIS.
  • Han, B., Wu, L., Sun, T., Chu, L., & Xu, Y. (2019). Connecting Customers and Merchants Offline: Experimental Evidence from the Commercialization of Last-mile Stations in Alibaba. ICIS.

Honors and Awards

  • Winner, Best Student Paper Award, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE), 2019
  • Finalist, Best Paper Competition, POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management, 2018
  • Finalist, Pierskalla Best Paper Award, INFORMS, 2018
  • First place, Ph.D. Teaching Award, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, 2018

Teaching Interests

Business analytics; operations management

Research Interests

Methods: Field experiments; data-driven optimization; econometrics; machine learning

Applications: e-commerce; healthcare

Current Courses

  • Operations Management (BADM 275) Operations Management is about developing, producing, and delivering goods and services that meet and exceed customer expectations. In this course, students will be introduced to decision making frameworks and techniques for effectively and efficiently managing operations through coordinated efforts across different organizations in a supply chain and across multiple areas within an organization. These multiple areas could be consumer analytics, research and development, finance, engineering, marketing, human resource management, sourcing, information systems, logistics, and accounting.