Yinliang (Ricky) Tan

Assistant Professor

Office 402F
Phone 504-314-7568
Email ytan2@tulane.edu
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Yinliang (Ricky) Tan is an Assistant Professor at Freeman School of Business, Tulane University. Ricky comes to Freeman School from the University of Florida where he gets his Ph.D. in Operations Management and Information System and Master of Science of Industrial Engineering. He has rich teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Ricky has received several teaching recognitions including Dean's Excellence for Graduate Teaching Award at Freeman School of Business. His research interests include digital goods pricing, and supply chain management. His work has appeared in Management Science, Production and Operations Management, Decision Science and other premier academic journals. Currently, he is a Senior Editor at the Production and Operations Management Journal.


Distinguished Research
Professor Tan’s research has frequently appeared in top academic journals. Recently his work has been awarded Best Problem-Driven Analytical Research Paper of 2017 Decision Science Institute Annual Conference and he is the recipient of 2016 Irving H. LaValle Research Award of Freeman School of Business.

Recognized Teaching
Professor Tan has rich teaching experience in business analytics at all levels. He received numerous teaching awards including the Dean's Excellence of Graduate Teaching, and Honorable Mention of Instructional Innovation Award Competition from Decision Sciences Institute.

Global Perspective
Having grown up and attended school in Shanghai, China, Professor Tan brings a global outlook to his work at Freeman. His strong global awareness helps students apply lessons within an international context and to develop international content and perspective within his courses.

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D. in Operations Management and Information Systems, 2015, University of Florida

M.S. in Industrial Engineering, 2010, University of Florida

B.E. in Logistics Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), 2009, Tongji University


Collecting historical manuscripts.

Visiting museums and auction houses around the world.

Watching Florida Gators Football on every Saturday in the Fall.