Deishin Lee

Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies

Deishin Lee is an Associate Professor of Operations Management and Sustainability at Ivey Business School and a Cutter Consortium Fellow. Deishin studies innovative operational and supply chain models that use raw material resources more effectively, thus reducing waste and improving environmental sustainability. She 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 in Operations Management (e.g., Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management) and agricultural economics and policy (e.g., Food Policy, American Journal of Agricultural Economics). Deishin has also disseminated her research through teaching cases that have been taught in courses worldwide. She has presented her work at leading industry and peer-reviewed academic colloquia (e.g., The Aspen Institute Business Education Symposium, The Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability Conference), and her research has been used to brief policy-makers. Deishin also draws upon her experience in the telecommunications industry to inform a stream of research on the management of information and technology in a network environment.

Prior to her appointment at Ivey, Deishin was on the faculty at Boston College and Harvard Business School.  Deishin holds a Ph.D., Operations, Information, and Technology from Stanford University. She earned an S.M., Mechanical Engineering and an S.M., Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also graduated with an S.B., Mechanical Engineering.