Yinliang (Ricky) Tan

Assistant Professor

Office 402F
Phone 504-314-7568
Email ytan2@tulane.edu
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Yinliang (Ricky) Tan (谭寅亮 in Chinese) is an Assistant Professor in the A.B. Freeman School of Business at the Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management and Information Systems from the University of Florida. He has rich teaching experience in business analytics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Ricky has received several teaching recognitions including Dean's Excellence for Graduate Teaching Award at Tulane University. His research interests include management of technology, digital goods pricing, business analytics, and supply chain management. His work has been accepted for publication in journals including Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences and other premier academic journals. Currently, he is a Senior Editor at the Production and Operations Management. He is recognized as one of the 40 Most Outstanding Business Professors Under 40 worldwide by Poets & Quants in 2019.


Professor Tan developed Business Analytics courses for the Master of Business Analytics and MBA programs. He has rich teaching experience in the business analytics area including data visualization, unsupervised learning, and supervised learning. He strives to engage students in experiential learning that takes them from basic levels of understanding to professional mastery of concepts, and he often keeps in touch with students as they begin their careers.


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 and 2018 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 at Freeman School of Business, 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.