Maxime Cohen

Maxime Cohen 

Maxime C. Cohen
Professor, McGill University
Scale AI Chair in Data Science for Retail
Director of Research at the Bensadoun School of Retail Management
Associate Member, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (by courtesy)
Member of CIRRELT and GERAD

Chief AI Officer @ ELNA Medical
Chief AI Officer @ Intégral
Scientific Advisor in AI and Data Science @ IVADO Labs
Associate Director for Strategy and Partnership @ Conflict Analytics Lab
Scientific Director @
Advisor for startups: Intelligems, Leav, Cherre, Supplyve

"Demand Prediction in Retail - A Practical Guide to Leverage Data and Predictive Analytics," Springer Series in Supply Chain Management 14, 2022 (ISBN 978-3030858551)
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"Precision Retailing: Driving Results with Behavioral Insights and Data Analytics," University of Toronto Press, 2024 (ISBN 978-1487542719)
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I am the Scale AI Chair Professor of Retail and Operations Management and Director of Research at McGill University. I am the Chief AI Officer of ELNA Medical and the Scientific Director of the non-profit I am also a Scientific Advisor in AI and Data Science at IVADO Labs, and I am actively advising corporations, retailers, and startups on topics related to pricing, retail, and data science. Before joining McGill, I was an Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations, and Statistics at NYU Stern and a Research Scientist at Google AI. I previously worked as a high-frequency trader and co-founded a real estate investment company.

My core expertise lies at the intersection of data science and operations management. I have worked on retail, ride-sharing, airline, sustainability, cloud computing, online advertising, peer-to-peer lending, real estate, healthcare analytics, and conflict analytics. I have collaborated with many companies including Google, Waze, Oracle Retail, IBM Research, Via, Spotify, Aldo Group, Couche-Tard/Circle K, L'Oréal, Cargo, and Staples and I serve on the advisory board of several startups. In each project, I have worked closely with the company to develop solutions using tools such as machine learning, optimization, stochastic modeling, econometrics, and field experiments.

My research and teaching have received more than 30 awards, including Poets&Quants Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors, RETHINK Retail’s Top Retail Influencers, MSOM Young Scholar Prize, and Best OM Paper in Management Science.

Editorial Work

Department Editor for Production and Operations Management – Service Operations Department and Supply Chain Management Department (2022-present)

Guest Department Editor for POM Special Issue on "Responsible Data Science" (2022-2024)

Associate Editor for Management Science (2020-present)

Associate Editor for M&SOM (2021-present)

Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management (2017-2022)

Advisor and Associate Editor for Management and Business Review (2019-present)

I have also served as a guest Associate Editor for NRL (2018-2021)


Ph.D., Operations Research, MIT

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Technion

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Technion



Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3A 1G5

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