Rim Hariss

Assistant Professor, Operations Management
Rim Hariss
Contact Information
Email address: 
rim.hariss [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
gina.ceolin [at] mcgill.ca

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


PhD in Operations Research (2019), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

MS  in Applied Mathematics (2014), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, FRANCE

BS in Mathematics and Engineering (2013), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, FRANCE

Operations Management

MGCR 472- Operations Management

MGSC 434- Data-driven models for Operations Analytics

MGSC 695- Decision Analytics and Modelling for Operations

Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Big Data & Machine Learning
Data Analytics
Dynamic Pricing & Inventory Control
Empirical/Behavioral Operations Management
Retail Operations Management
Revenue Management
Selected publications: 

Operations Management / Operations Research



Control and Equilibrium Models



Awards, honours, and fellowships: 


  • 2019 Finalist MSOM Practice Based Research Competition for Pricing for Heterogeneous Products: Analytics of Ticket Reselling
  • 2018 Winner of INFORMS Data Mining Best Theoretical Paper Competition for Optimizing Objective Functions Determined from Random Forests
  • 2017 Runner-up Best Operations Research Center Student Paper- MIT for Markdown Pricing with Quality Perception and Optimism


Grants and Fellowships

  • Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grant.
    Role: Principal Investigator.
    Title: Optimal Promotional Budget Allocation for Jointly Maximizing Revenue and Customer Retention in Subscription Retailing
    Length: 2021-2023.
    Total Amount: $5,000 (Share: 100%).
  • McGill Startup Grant: Amount: $45,000, 2019-2022
  • Jean Gaillard Fellowship award, 2014
  • Egide grant awarded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2011-2014
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