UCL School of Management

Sidika Tunc Candogan

Honorary Research Fellow


Sidika is a PhD candidate in Management Science and Operations at UCL School of Management. Her research focuses broadly on understanding and improving operations on online platforms, such as crowdsourcing platforms (e.g., InnoCentive and Topcoder) and crowdfunding platforms (e.g., Kickstarter and Indiegogo), by using game theoretical modeling and data-driven approaches (econometric modeling and natural language processing).

Her job market paper, “Product Development in Crowdfunding: Theoretical and Empirical Analysis,” has been selected as a runner-up of the 2021 INFORMS TIMES Best Working Paper Award. Also, her paper, “Team Collaboration in Innovation Contests,” won the 2020 INFORMS TIMES Best Working Paper Award. In 2014, she was the finalist of the INFORMS Undergraduate Operations Research Prize with her teammates, and she graduated as the first ranking student from the department of Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University.

Sidika holds a BS (2014) and an MS (2016) in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey; and an MRes (2017) in Management Science and Operations from UCL School of Management, UK.