Skip to main content

Dr Li Ding

Associate Professor in Operations Management, Programme Director of UG Business and Management

Associate Professor in Operations Management, Programme Director of UG Business and Management in the Business School+44 (0) 191 33 45108


Dr Li Ding is an Associate Professor in Operations Management at Durham University Business School. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Edinburgh. Her general research interests encompass the application of probability, statistics, operations research, and machine learning methods to business problems, with a specific focus on resource allocation challenges within operations and supply chain management. Her research has been published in journals such as Management Science, Production and Operations Management, OR Spectrum, Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, and the Journal of the Operational Research Society. Additionally, her work has received funding from EPSRC and UKRI, addressing ICU bed allocation problems during the pandemic. On teaching front, Li Ding instructs courses on Operations Management, Decision-Making, Business Modelling, and Supply Chain Risk Management for both Undergraduates and Postgraduates.

Research interests

  • Decomposition, Bandit problem
  • Markov Decision Processes
  • Supply chain disruption and risk management
  • Healthcare operations/economics
  • Behavioural operations management/operations research
  • Behavioural economics/finance


Journal Article

Supervision students

This is the image alt text

A Top Global Business School

We are an international triple accredited business school. Sharing insights, supporting innovation and teaching tomorrow’s leaders. We combine our academic excellence, insightful research and exceptional global business connections, to equip our students to become innovative business thinkers.

About Us