Bio

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Research Fellow
Zuse Institute Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2018-present
Professor of Industrial Engineering
Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
2006-present
    currently on leave
    Director of System Modeling and Decision Analytics Lab
    Member of Smart Mobility and Logistics Lab
PhD in Operations Research
University of Florida
2002-2006

My research is mostly in the area of applied optimization, operations management and planning in large and complex systems. I work on modeling and solving optimization problems in transportation, logistics, and supply chains. I have studied various problems in network design, network flows, transportation planning, facility location, scheduling and sequencing, and electricity markets.  My research is based on integer programming techniques, network optimization, heuristic algorithms, and combination of heuristics with exact optimization techniques.

I was the recipient of BAGEP (Young Scientist Award by the Science Academy, Turkey) award in 2017 for my work in public transportation and collusion in electricity markets. I was awarded with an Experienced Research Fellowship by Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung in 2018 for my work in multi-period planning in public transportation.

I served as a member of the board of directors at Operational Research Society – Turkiye between 2009-2017. Since 2017, I have been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation Research Part E.