Ersin Körpeoğlu, an Assistant Professor at UCL School of Management, has won the 2016 INFORMS Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Nominated in the Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES), Ersin was competing against fellow academics and won the chance present his work in a special session at the 2016 Annual INFORMS conference in Nashville, TN, from November 13-16, 2016.
His paper, which is titled ‘Innovation and crowdsourcing contests,’ examines the optimat design of innovation and crowdsourcing contests (also called tournaments) wherein a contest organiser seeks solutions to an innovation related problem from independent agents.
Upon winning the award, Ersin said: “I am absolutely honoured and thrilled to win this award. It is great to see my work being recognised by the experts in my field.”
Ersin is now the 14th person to win the award since it was founded in 2002.