He joined Sabanci University in September 2006 after earning my PhD from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. Prior to his PhD fellowship, he earned BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in 2000 and 2002, respectively.
His research is mostly in the area of applied Operations Research. He works on modeling and solving optimization problems in transportation and logistics. He has studied various problems in network design, network flows, facility location, scheduling and sequencing, transportation planning and electricity markets. His research is based on integer programming techniques, network optimization, heuristic algorithms, and combination of meta-heuristics with exact optimization techniques. His current interests focus on planning problems in network flows, graph problems, transportation crew planning and collusion in electricity markets.
He has been a member of the board of directors at Operational Research Society – Turkiye since 2009. By 2017, he is appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation Research Part E.