UCL School of Management

Ersin Korpeoglu

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


Dr Ersin Korpeoglu is an Associate 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 research focuses on theoretical, empirical, and experimental analysis of operational problems in application areas including innovative business models such as crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and telemedicine, product development, socially-responsible operations, and supply chain management.

Dr Korpeoglu’s work has been published in world leading academic journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and practitioner journals such as INTERFACES. His work is also featured in media outlets such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and the recipient of the first prize in the INFORMS Technology, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Section (TIMES) Doctoral Dissertation Award Competition in 2016, the second prize in TIMES Best Working Paper Award Competitions in 2018 and 2021, and the second prize in TIMES Best Paper Award Competition in 2022.

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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 collection of projects focus on the operational aspects of online platforms.
Selected publications
Khorasani, S., Korpeoglu, E., & Krishnan, V. V. (2023). Dynamic Development Contests. OPERATIONS RESEARCH. doi:10.1287/opre.2021.0420 [link]
Tunç Candoğan, S., Cornelius, P. B., Gokpinar, B., Körpeoğlu, E., & Tang, C. S. (2023). Product Development in Crowdfunding: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.
Korpeoglu, C. G., Körpeoğlu, E., Tang, C. S., & Yu, J. (2023). Should an Incumbent Store Deter Entry of a Socially Responsible Retailer?. Production and Operations Management.
Korpeoglu, E., Korpeoglu, C. G., & Hafalir, I. E. (2022). Parallel Innovation Contests. Operations Research. doi:10.1287/opre.2021.2250 [link]
Gizem Korpeoglu, C., Korpeoglu, E., & Tunç, S. (2021). Optimal Duration of Innovation Contests. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 23 (3), 657-675. doi:10.1287/msom.2020.0935 [link]
Ales, L., Cho, S., & Körpeoğlu, E. (2021). Innovation Tournaments with Multiple Contributors. Production and Operations Management, 30 (6), 1772-1784. doi:10.1111/poms.13342 [link]
Chen, Y. -. J., Dai, T., Korpeoglu, C. G., Körpeoğlu, E., Sahin, O., Tang, C. S., & Xiao, S. (2020). Innovative Online Platforms: Research Opportunities. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 22 (3), 430-445. doi:10.1287/msom.2018.0757 [link]
Korpeoglu, C. G., Korpeoglu, E., & Cho, S. H. (2020). Supply Chain Competition: A Market Game Approach. Management Science, 66 (12). doi:10.1287/mnsc.2019.3511 [link]
Korpeoglu, E., & Cho, S. H. (2018). Incentives in Contests with Heterogeneous Solvers. Management Science, 64 (6), 2709-2715. doi:10.1287/mnsc.2017.2738 [link]
Ales, L., Cho, S. -. H., & Körpeoğlu, E. (2017). Optimal Award Scheme in Innovation Tournaments. Operations Research, 65 (3), 693-702. doi:10.1287/opre.2016.1575 [link]
Körpeoğlu, E., Kurtz, Z., Kılınç-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]