Maxime Cohen

Maxime Cohen 

Maxime C. Cohen
Associate Professor, McGill University
Co-Director, Retail Innovation Lab at McGill University’s BSRM
Bensadoun Faculty Scholar
Associate Member, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (by courtesy)
Member of CIRRELT
Scientific Advisor in AI and Data Science @ IVADO Labs
Advisor @ Sarona Ventures
Data Science and AI @ Conflict Analytics Lab and @



I am an Associate Professor of Retail Management and Operations Management, the co-director of the Retail Innovation Lab, and a Bensadoun Faculty Scholar at McGill University. 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. Besides university teaching and academic research, I am actively advising corporations and startups on topics related to pricing, retail, and data science.

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, and social networks. I have collaborated with different companies including Google, Waze, Oracle Retail, IBM Research, Via (ride-sharing), Spotify, Aldo Group, Couche-Tard/Circle K, Cargo, Staples as well as several retailers and startups. In each project, I have worked closely with the company to develop solutions using tools such as optimization, machine learning, stochastic modeling, econometrics, game theory, and field experiments.

I serve as an Associate Editor for Management Science and for M&SOM, a Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management, and an Advisor for Management and Business Review. I have also served as a guest Associate Editor for NRL.

Ph.D., Operations Research, MIT

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Technion

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Technion



Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
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