Imperial College London

Dr Esma (Esther) Koca

Business School

Principal Teaching Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 9136e.koca Website




City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a researcher and lecturer in the Analytics, Marketing, and Operations group at Imperial College Business School.

I earned my PhD from Imperial College London and hold a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering. My research broadly intersects analytics, marketing, and operations, with a current focus on digital economics using tools from game theory and business analytics. Additionally, I have explored healthcare applications and participated in Imperial College’s Covid-19 Response Team in 2020-2021.

In addition to my research, I am teaching in the MSc Business Analytics programme, as well as in the full-time MBA programme at Imperial College Business School. I also serve as the Deputy Academic Director for both the full-time and weekend MBA programmes.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

D’Aeth J, Ghosal S, Grimm F, et al., 2023, Optimal hospital care scheduling during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Management Science, Vol:69, ISSN:0025-1909, Pages:5923-5947

Koca E, Valletti T, Wiesemann W, 2021, Designing digital rollovers: managing perceived obsolescence through release times, Production and Operations Management, Vol:30, ISSN:1059-1478, Pages:3698-3712

D’Aeth J, Ghosal S, Grimm F, et al., 2021, Optimal national prioritization policies for hospital care during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Nature Computational Science, Vol:1, ISSN:2662-8457, Pages:521-531

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