UCL Management Science and Innovation

Kenan Arifoglu

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
Phone number
(0)20 3108 1115
(internal 51115)
Office location
Engineering Front Building
Rm 4.13


Dr Kenan Arifoglu is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Department of Management Science and Innovation. Kenan received his PhD from the Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (IEMS) department at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA) in 2012. He also has MScs from the IEMS department at Northwestern University (2008) and the Industrial Engineering department at Koc University (Istanbul, Turkey, 2007). He got his BSc in industrial engineering from Koc University in 2005. Before joining UCL, he had a postdoctoral position in Ross Business School at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA).


Dr Arifoglu’s current research analyses the impact of consumer behavior on the performance of supply chains and service systems. His broad research interests lie in the areas of healthcare management, supply-chain management, production and inventory systems, and pricing and revenue management. His research articles have been published in several academic journals, such as Management Science, European Journal of Operational Research, and International Journal of Production Economics.

Research projects

Inefficiency in the flu vaccine supply chain

This project aims to understand the sources of inefficiency in the flu vaccine supply chain and eliminate them.

Entrepreneurial operations management

Prescriptive models accompanied by stylized insights to aid operations of high-growth entrepreneurial firms.
Selected publications
Arifoglu, K., Deo, S., & Iravani, S. M. R. (2012). Consumption Externality and Yield Uncertainty in the Influenza Vaccine Supply Chain: Interventions in Demand and Supply Sides. Management Science, 58 (6), 1072-1091. doi:10.1287/mnsc.1110.1469
Arifoglu, K., & Ozekici, S. (2011). Inventory management with random supply and imperfect information: A hidden Markov model. International Journal of Production Economics, 134 (1), 123-137. doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2011.04.033
Arifoglu, K., & Ozekici, S. (2010). Optimal policies for inventory systems with finite capacity and partially observed Markov-modulated demand and supply processes. European Journal of Operational Research, 204 (3), 421-438. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2009.10.029
Arifoglu, K., Deo, S., & Iravani, S. M. R. (n.d.). Pricing and Strategic Rationing When Selling to Snobbish Consumers. .