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Dr Bilal Gokpinar
1 Canada Square (38th floor)
Canary Wharf
E14 5AB
  • Lecturer
  • UCL School of Management
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Bilal Gokpinar is an Assistant Professor in Management Science and Innovation at University College London (UCL). He received his PhD from Northwestern University, USA. He got his BSc in Industrial Engineering (with minors in Economics and Mathematics) from Purdue University, USA with distinction in 2004.

Research Summary

Bilal's main research interests are in product innovation and operations management. Specifically, he is interested in design, management and improvement of work processes and operational decision making in emerging business contexts. His work has examined operational challenges and opportunities in a wide range of such contexts including fluid healthcare teams, crowdfunding platforms, mobile app development, among others.  

His research has been published in leading management journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and Production and Operations Management. He teaches “Operations and Technology Management” and “Project Management” at UCL, and his industry experience includes working with General Motors R&D and Strategic Planning. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), and a recipient of the INFORMS Judith Liebman Award in 2007.

Academic Background
2008 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Industrial Engineering Northwestern University
2005 MS Master of Science – Industrial Engineering Northwestern University
2004 BSc Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineering Purdue University, West Lafayette - Indiana
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