Sen Chai is a doctoral candidate in the Technology and Operations Management (TOM) unit at Harvard Business School. Her research interests are the emergence, diffusion and commercialization of creative breakthroughs. Her current project focuses on understanding where scientific breakthroughs come from and which scientists are more likely to discover them using a hybrid methodology.
Prior to Harvard, Sen worked in the San Francisco and Seattle offices of Deloitte Consulting LLP as a consultant helping clients optimize their business processes. She received a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University and a M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Sen grew up in Beijing, Paris, New York City and Montreal, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and French. She enjoys traveling, sailing, and skiing during her free time.