LBS faculty named Best 40 Under 40

Gah-Yi Ban makes the Poets&Quants 2020 list

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Business school news site Poets&Quants (P&Q) has named Gah-Yi Ban, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations, one of its ‘Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors.’

Now in its eighth year, the list names inspiring faculty from business schools across the world. Nominated by students and alumni, Gah-Yi was selected from more than 2,000 nominations and a shortlist of 160 professors, and appears as the cover story of the overall listing. Each professor is graded on two categories — research and teaching — and given a score on a 1 to 10 scale.

One nominating student said, “Prof. Gah-Yi Ban – Amazing professor, great interaction, always smiling and carefully explaining every concept (and always full of energy considering that we had an 8 am). Very knowledgeable and always kind enough to take time and explain any misunderstanding – the small games she thought of to put our decision-making skills to test were interactive and mentally provocative, which was very fun. I appreciate that she also took the time to present us with some recommended readings and talks we could make use of if we are interested in the subject. Again, amazing professor, pretty sad that we only got her for 5 sessions!”

Take a look here at what other students say about Gah-Yi, and about her life as a professor.

Gah-Yi’s research is in Big Data analytics; specifically, decision-making with complex, high-dimensional and highly uncertain data with business applications. Her research was the most downloaded paper of 2019 in a top academic journal (Operations Research), and was awarded Honourable Mention in 2018 INFORMS JFIG Paper Competition.

Gah-Yi is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, Chair of Supply Chain SIG of M&SOM society, and an associate editor of Service Science and Management Science. She teaches core courses across several programs at LBS, co-developed the Global Business Assignment on Digital Disruption and Innovation to San Francisco & Silicon Valley, and was honoured with the MIM Best Teacher Award in 2018.