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Antoine Desir

Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management


Antoine is an Assistant professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD. His research applies mathematical modeling and analytics to operations management problems with an aim to: (1) quantify fundamental tradeoffs, and (2) design efficient data-driven algorithms to support operational decisions. More precisely, he focuses on revenue management and choice modeling with applications such as online advertising. He was an MSOM student paper finalist in 2014 and 2017 and a Nicholson student paper finalist in 2014 and 2015. He spent a year as a post doctoral researcher at Google NYC.

Antoine holds a BA degree in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Polytechnique and a PhD in Operations Research from Columbia University. He teaches the Social Media Analytics MBA elective course as well as the PhD core Optimization course at INSEAD.

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Making Sense of Attribution in Online Advertising

Antoine Desir

While online advertising has grown rapidly, methods to justify marketing spend on digital platforms have yet to catch up.
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Boosting Vaccine Production Needs the Right Degree of Flexibility

P. Yadav, A. Désir

The unequal access to Covid-19 vaccines stems from production shortfalls. Building more flexibility into manufacturing processes can help – here’s how.