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Pengyi Shi

Pengyi Shi

Assistant Professor
Supply Chain and Operations Management

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Professor Shi joined Krannert School of Management as an assistant professor in January 2014. She received her Ph.D. Degree from Georgia Institute of Technology before joining Purdue. Her research interests include service operations and stochastic modeling, with a focus on healthcare operations. She has collaborations with practitioners and faculty members from different healthcare organizations, including major hospitals in the US and Singapore. Professor Shi teaches Operations Management. 

  • hospital patient in hallroom

    No Room in the Hospital? An Analytical Tool Helps Doctors Decide Which Patients to Discharge

    The COVID-19 pandemic has put immense stress on hospitals around the country, many of them struggling to provide enough beds to accommodate the surge in patients. To create room for all these new patients, hospitals have been forced to discharge existing patients earlier than expected. Sending them home early alleviates overcrowding and reduces costs, but it may put their health at risk, increasing the chances that they'll be back in hospital beds within a few weeks.

    Full story: No Room in the Hospital? An Analytical Tool Helps Doctors Decide Which Patients to Discharge

  • Reducing Hospital Readmissions

    Professor Pengyi Shi on using data analytics to reduce hospital readmissions and congestion

  • ESC awards grant to Krannert faculty member for community-based research on criminal justice system

    The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) has awarded Krannert Associate Professor Pengyi Shi a seed grant for her proposal titled “A Community Approach for Racial Justice: Decision Analytics Using Fair Machine Learning and Optimization.” Shi’s research focuses on building data-driven, high fidelity models and developing predictive and prescriptive analytics to support decisions making under uncertainty in healthcare and service systems.

    Full story: ESC awards grant to Krannert faculty member for community-based research on criminal justice system

  • IU Health Arnett Hospital
    Krannert and Kelley business schools collaborating to help IU Health manage surge of Covid-19 patients
    Faculty at two of Indiana’s leading business schools at Indiana and Purdue universities are collaborating on a project with IU Health to help the healthcare provider manage the COVID-19 demand surge in their 16 hospitals across five regions of the state. Pengyi Shi, assistant professor of supply chain and operations management at Krannert, led the patient-flow workload team.

Contact

shi178@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-0458
Office: KRAN 472

Quick links

Personal website

Area(s) of Expertise

Healthcare Operations, Stochastic systems, data-driven decisions