Svenja Sommer is an Associate Professor in the Operations Management and Information Technology department at HEC Paris. She is also the Academic Director of the MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Her research aims to improve our understanding of effective management of innovation-related and product development projects. In particular, her research deals with issues involving management of highly uncertain projects that are common in the domain of innovations; idea generation and selection at the fuzzy front end of the product development process; and collaborative product development processes within or across firms. Her research has been published in journals such as Management Science, Organization Science and POM. She serves as a Senior Editor for the “New Product Development, R&D, and Project Management” department of POMS and as an Associate Editor for the “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” department at Management Science. She is also an ad-hoc reviewer for a number of journals, including Management Science, MSOM, POM, Organization Sciences and Decision Sciences.