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Peng Shi

  • Robert R. Dockson Assistant Professor in Business Administration
  • Assistant Professor of Data Sciences and Operations

Peng is interested in developing quantitative methodologies for the betterment of society. His current research focuses on optimization in matching markets, with applications in school choice, public housing, and two-sided marketplaces. His research has won multiple awards, including the Best Paper Award at the WINE 2022 Conference, the MSOM Responsible Research in OM Award, the MSOM SIG Best Paper Award, the ACM SIGecom Doctoral Dissertation Award, the INFORMS Public Sector Operations Best Paper Competition, and the INFORMS Doing Good with Good Operations OR Student Paper Competition. He has also received various teaching awards, including the 2021 Golden Apple Award for Best MSBA Core Instructor, and the 2019 DSO Department Excellence in Teaching Award. Prior to joining USC, he completed a PhD in operations research at MIT, and was a post-doctoral researcher at Microsoft Research.

Peng Shi

Areas of Expertise

Choice Models
Digital Platforms
Market Efficiency
Mechanism Design
Online Advertising
Operations Management


Data Sciences + Operations

Centers + Institutes

Initiative on Digital Competition