Deishin Lee


Deishin Lee is Associate Professor of Operations Management and Sustainability at Ivey Business School, Canada, and a Cutter Consortium Fellow. She focuses on innovative operational and supply chain models that use raw material resources more effectively to reduce waste and improve environmental sustainability. Ms. Lee has studied the optimization of joint production operations of firms that sell their waste streams and food supply chain operations that rescue surplus crops for the food security network. Her work has been published in leading academic journals, including Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Food Policy, and American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Ms. Lee has disseminated her research through teaching cases taught in courses worldwide, has presented at leading industry and peer-reviewed academic colloquia (e.g., Aspen Institute's Business Education Symposium and The Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Conference), and her research has been used to brief policy makers. She also draws upon experience in the telecom industry to inform a stream of research on the management of information and technology in a network environment. Prior to Ivey, Ms. Lee was on the faculty at Boston College and Harvard Business School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s of science degree in mechanical engineering, and a master’s of science degree in management, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in operations, information, and technology from Stanford University. She can be reached at