Yuri Levin assumed the post of Dean of SKOLKOVO Business School in November 2020. He had previously worked with the School as a guest professor for over ten years.
Prior to becoming Dean at SKOLKOVO, Yuri was Stephen J.R. Smith Chair of Analytics at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University of Kingston, Canada, as well as Executive Director of Analytics and AI and Founding Director of the Scotiabank Centre for Customer Analytics. He was also Founding Director of Queen’s Master of Management Analytics programme.
In 2020, the Smith Analytics and AI ecosystem created under Yuri’s leadership was awarded the 2020 UPS George D. Smith Prize by INFORMS for its “effective and innovative teaching and learning in the practical application of operations and analytics research”. In 2016, Yuri was named by Poets and Quants as one of the Top 40 Professors Under 40 Worldwide.
Yuri teaches analytical decision making, strategic analytics, and pricing analytics courses on EMBA, MBA and MMA programmes, as well as for corporate clients. He gained his PhD in Operations Research from Rutgers University in the US in 2001, where he taught on different MBA programmes for 3 years before joining Queen's in 2002. In 2013 and 2014, Yuri was named MBA Professor of the Year and, in 2014 and 2015, Master of Management Analytics Professor of the Year.
Yuri has developed a number of innovative approaches and has been published widely in the area of revenue management and dynamic pricing. He was joint winner of the 2013 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Practice Prize for pricing and promotions analysis at Molson Coors Brewing Company, and joint winner of the 2009 INFORMS COIN-OR Cup for applications of COIN-OR technologies in the development of novel techniques for cargo capacity management and dynamic pricing. He has also received a number of awards for his new research achievements.
Yuri served as Chair of INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section and Executive Editor of Management Science and Operations Research, and was Guest Editor of a special edition of the European Journal of Operational Research on Revenue Management and Dynamic Pricing.
Yuri Levin was born in Minsk in 1976. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and graduated with Honours from a Master’s in Mathematical Electronics from the Belarusian State University in 1998.