Ruihao Zhu

Ruihao Zhu

  • Assistant Professor

Faculty Expertise

  • Business Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Hospitality and Services Design, Management and Operations
  • Operations Management


Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

Cornell Directory Entry


Ruihao Zhu is currently an Assistant Professor of Operations, Technology, and Information Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. His research focuses on developing novel algorithms for machine learning and sequential decision-making (e.g., online and reinforcement learning) to address fundamental and practical challenges in revenue management, supply chain, and healthcare.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Finalist (2022) INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award
  • Finalist (2021) INFORMS Service Science Section 2021 Best Cluster Paper Award
  • Finalist (2019) 2019 Best Data-Driven Research Paper Competition
  • Honorable Mention (2019) INFORMS George E. Nicholson 2019 Student Paper Competition

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021
  • BEng Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015
  • BEng University of Michigan, 2015