Faculty Profile

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Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Bert DE REYCK

Full-time Faculty
Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business; Professor of Operations Management

Education

1998

PhD Business Economics
University of Leuven, Belgium

1992

MSc Business Information Systems 
University of Leuven, Belgium

1991

BSc Business Engineering
University of Leuven, Belgium

Current Appointment

2021 - Now

Dean and Professor
Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

Previous Appointments

2015 - 2021

Founding Director and Professor
UCL School of Management, University College London, UK

2009 - 2015

Professor and Head of Department
Department of Management Science & Innovation, University College London, UK

2011 - 2017

Visiting Professor
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Ghent, Belgium

2007 - 2009

Associate Professor
Department of Management Science & Innovation, University College London, UK

2007 - 2018

Visiting Professor
London Business School, UK

2005 - 2006

Visiting Associate Professor
Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2001 - 2007

Associate Professor
London Business School, UK

1999 - 2001

Assistant Professor
London Business School, UK

1998 - 1999

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Awards, Recognition and Honors

  • Finalist, M&SOM Practice-Based Research Competition, INFORMS (2019)
  • Finalist, Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice, INFORMS (2008, 2014, 2016, 2019)
  • Decision Analysis Society Best Publication Award, INFORMS (2013)
  • IEEE Engineering Management Society Best Paper Award (2008, 2010)
  • MBA Best Teacher Award, London Business School (2007, 2008, 2013)
  • MSc Entrepreneurship Best Teacher Award, UCL (2010, 2011)
  • Finalist, Decision Analysis Society Practice Award, INFORMS (2007)
  • INFORMS Case Competition Award (2004, 2006, 2008)
  • Finalist, EURO Excellence in Practice Award (2003)
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, London Business School (2001, 2003, 2006)

Research Grants and Industry Sponsorship

  • nPlan, Machine learning for project management (2018 – 2020)
  • Eurocontrol and Heathrow Airport, Big-data collaborative decision making support for the Airport Operations Centre (2015 – 2016)
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital, Decision support for epilepsy diagnosis and surgery in children (2014 – 2016)
  • Department for Transport, Forecasting costs for major infrastructure projects (2013 – 2016)
  • Vungle, Recommendation engine development for mobile advertising (2013 – 2014)
  • Network Rail, Analysis of optimism bias in UK rail projects (2012 – 2015)
  • Merck Serono, Pharmaceutical project portfolio management (2014)
  • Noble Group, Optimization of transhipment operations in Indonesia (2012 – 2013)
  • Technology Strategy Board, Regenerative Medicine Programme: Value System and Business Models (2010 – 2012)
  • Eaton Aerospace, Project management for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (2006)
  • EuroControl, European air traffic control system selection and optimization (2005 − 2006) 
  • Dunlop Aerospace, Project management for Boeing 787 (2004)
  • Phytopharm, Pharmaceutical R&D project valuation and licensing negotiations support (2004)

Research Areas

  • Business Analytics
  • Applications of AI
  • Project Management and Planning
  • Operations Management and Planning
  • Transportation Management

Selected Journal Articles

  • “Forecasting airport transfer passenger flow using real-time data and machine learning”, Manufacturing & Services Operations Management, 2021, forthcoming (with X. Guo and Y. Grushka-Cockayne).
  • “London Heathrow Airport Uses Real-Time Analytics for Improving Operations”, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 2020, 50 (5), 325-339 (with X. Guo, Y. Grushka-Cockayne).
  • “Licensing contracts: Control rights, options and timing”, Management Science, 2017, 63(4), 1131-1149 (with P. Crama and N. Taneri).
  • “Vungle Inc. improves monetization using big-data analytics”, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 2017, 47(5), 454-466 (with I. Fragkos, Y. Grushka-Cockayne, C. Lichtendahl, H. Guerin, A. Kritzer).
  • “A Horizon Decomposition approach for the Capacitated Lot Sizing Problem with Setup Times”, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 2016, 28, 465 – 482 (with Z. Degraeve and I. Fragkos).
  • “On improving the maritime transshipment operations at the Noble Group, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 2016, 46 (3), 203-217 (with I. Fragkos).
  • “Period decompositions for the capacitated lot size problem with setup times”, INFORMS Journal on Computing, 2016, 28 (4), 431 - 448 (with S. A. de Araujo, Z. Degraeve, I. Fragkos, R. Jans).
  • “Towards a Single European Sky”, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 2009, 39, 400 – 414 (with Y. Grushka– Cockayne).
  • “An integrated decision– making approach for improving European air traffic management”, Management Science, 2008, 54 (8), 1395 – 1409 (with Z. Degraeve and Y. Grushka– Cockayne).
  • “R&D project valuation and licensing negotiations at Phytopharm Ltd.”, INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics, 2007, 37 (5), 472–487 (with P. Crama, Z. Degraeve and W. Chong).
  • “Milestone payments or royalties? Contract design for R&D licensing”, Operations Research, 2008, 56 (6), 1539 – 1552 (with P. Crama and Z. Degraeve).
  • “Broadcast scheduling for mobile advertising”, Operations Research, 2003, 51 (4), 509 – 517 (with Z. Degraeve).