Clarence Lee

Clarence Lee

  • Visiting Lecturer

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Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Machine Learning
  • Product Management
  • Brand Management


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Clarence Lee is an assistant professor of marketing at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Lee's research applies deep learning and Bayesian econometric techniques to digital marketing and customer analytics applications across various industries. He has spent the past ten years studying the drivers behind consumer adoption, usage, and purchase dynamics of digital goods and services found in the startup ecosystems of New York City and Silicon Valley.

Lee's latest research interest is to help firms tackle digital transformation, and his most recent project focuses on employing novel artificial intelligence methods to enable customer analytics while preserving customer privacy. He currently teaches Digital Marketing, Data Analytics & Modeling, and the Strategic Product & Marketing Immersion at both the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses.

Lee received his doctorate from Harvard Business School and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. His research has received recognition, including the Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research at the Harvard Business School, and the Clayton Dissertation Proposal Award from the Marketing Science Institute. He currently sits on the board of the ANA Education Foundation and has advised various data-driven startups.

Recent Courses

  • BANA 6920 - Machine Learning Applications in Business
  • NBAY 6920 - Machine Learning Applications in Business

Academic Degrees

  • DBA Harvard University
  • MEng Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology