UCL School of Management

Ersin Korpeoglu

Lecturer (assistant professor)
Phone number
(0)20 3108 6052
(internal 56052)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square
Rm W3


Dr Ersin Korpeoglu is an Assistant Professor at UCL School of Management. He received his PhD in Operations Management from Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. He also holds an MS in Manufacturing & Operations Management from Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University (2011) and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University (2009). He received his BS degree in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in 2007.


Dr Korpeoglu’s current research focuses on economic models of operations with applications to innovation and supply chain management. He is interested in application areas including open innovation, crowdsourcing, and the impact of competition in innovation and supply chain management. He utilizes economic and statistical models such as auction theory, mechanism design, competition models (e.g., contests, market game), and extreme value theory.

Dr Korpeoglu’s work has been published in leading academic journals such as Management Science and Operations Research. He is a member of Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and the winner of the INFORMS TIMES Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition in 2016.

Research projects

Innovation and Crowdsourcing Contests

This project analyzes the optimal execution of contests as a mechanism for eliciting innovation from crowds and experts.

Innovative Online Platforms

This project studies innovative online platforms, which constitute a major portion of innovative business models today.
Selected publications
Korpeoglu, E., & Cho, S. H. (2017). Incentives in Contests with Heterogeneous Solvers. Management Science. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2017.2738 [link]
Ales, L., Cho, S. -. H., & Korpeoglu, E. (2017). Optimal Award Scheme in Innovation Tournaments. OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 65 (3), 693-702. doi:10.1287/opre.2016.1575 [link]
Korpeoglu, E., Kurtz, Z., Kilinc-Karzan, F., Kekre, S., & Basu, P. A. (2014). Business Analytics Assists Transitioning Traditional Medicine to Telemedicine at Virtual Radiologic. INTERFACES, 44 (4), 393-410. doi:10.1287/inte.2014.0752 [link]
Körpeoğlu, E., Yaman, H., & Selim Aktürk, M. (2011). A multi-stage stochastic programming approach in master production scheduling. European Journal of Operational Research, 213 (1), 166-179. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2011.02.032 [link]
Gurel, S., Korpeoglu, E., & Akturk, M. S. (2010). An anticipative scheduling approach with controllable processing times. COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 37 (6), 1002-1013. doi:10.1016/j.cor.2009.09.001 [link]