UCL Management Science and Innovation

Bert De Reyck

Head of Department
Head of MS&O
Phone number
(0)20 7679 0446
(internal 37739)
Office location
Engineering Front Building
Rm 402


Bert De Reyck is Professor and Head of the Department of Management Science and Innovation (MS&I) at University College London (UCL). Before joining UCL, Bert held positions at London Business School (where he is still a visiting professor), the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Rotterdam School of Management.


Bert‘s research activities focus on project management, project portfolio management, management science and operations, and risk management. His award-winning research is published in numerous academic and professional journals, and has been applied in a wide variety of companies in the pharmaceutical, aerospace, high-tech and energy industries. He is a regular speaker at international conferences in the area of decision analysis, project management and management science.

Among others, Bert has worked with the European Commission, the UK Department for Transport, Network Rail, Pfizer, Merck, Roche, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, Shire, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The United Health Group, The Noble Group, Unilever, Diageo, Mars, PwC, Continental, Dunlop Aerospace, Eaton Aerospace, EuroControl, Lloyds, the New York Transit Authority, and Oman Oil.

Bert is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Research projects

R&D licensing contract design and negotiations

How to best structure R&D collaborations and licensing contracts.

Decision support systems

Optimizing strategic and operational decisions through advanced decision support.

Innovation investment decision making

How do risk, competition and operational flexibility influence optimal innovation investment decisions?
Selected publications
Grushka-Cockayne, Y., & De Reyck, B. (2009). Towards a single European sky. Interfaces, 39, 400-414.
Grushka-Cockayne, Y., De Reyck, B., & Degraeve, Z. (2008). An integrated decision-making approach for improving European air traffic management. Management Science, 54 (8), 1395-1409.
Crama, P., De Reyck, B., & Degraeve, Z. (2008). Milestone payments or royalties? Contract design for R&D licensing. Operations Research, 56 (6), 1539-1409.
Crama, P., De Reyck, B., Degraeve, Z., & Chong, W. (2007). Research and development project valuation and licensing negotiations at Phytopharm plc. INTERFACES, 37 (5), 472-487. doi:10.1287/inte.1060.0255 [link]
De Reyck, B., & Degraeve, Z. (2003). Broadcast scheduling for mobile advertising. Operations Research, 51 (4), 509-517. doi:10.1287/opre.51.4.509.16104 [link]