CV Basak Tozlu 2016



Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016            HEC Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

(Incomplete)                      PhD Degree, Logistics and Operations Management

  • Been granted to Full Research Grant & International Tuition Fee Exemption Award.
  • Completed six PhD-level courses at HEC Montréal and at McGill University.

Sept. 2012-Aug. 2015            Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

                                                Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

                                                MSc Degree, Industrial Engineering

  • 100% Scholarship. GPA: 3.58/4.00
  • MSc Thesis: “Modeling and Analysis of a Home Care Routing Problem”

Sept. 2008-Jun. 2012            Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

                                                College of Engineering

                                                BSc Degree, Industrial Engineering

  • 50% Scholarship. GPA: 3.44/4.00
  • Graduated in seven semesters.
  • Received “Vehbi Koç Honor Award” for three semesters.

Sept. 2004-Jun. 2008            Samsun Atatürk Anatolian High School, Samsun, Turkey
GPA: 94/100



Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016            HEC Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Research Assistant

  • Research member of CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation).
  • Prepared detailed literature review reports on electric vehicles and taxi dispatching in the field of supply chain management.

Sept. 2013-Jul. 2015 Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Assistant, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences

  • Worked on a vehicle routing problem with time windows and multi-skills on a real-world home healthcare problem.
  • Contributed to a project funded by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) for one semester.

Sept. 2012-Jul. 2015 Sabanci University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey

Teaching Assistant, Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

  • Held recitation hours and office hours of Operations Research courses weekly.
  • Assisted the lecturer in preparation and grading of assignments, exams and projects.
  • Held the position of the head TA for two semesters of five in total.

Jan. 2012-Jul. 2012               Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey

Independent Study, College of Engineering

  • Simulated the operations of a call center of a private Turkish bank on Arena as the graduation project.
  • Provided efficient policies for the assignment problem of multi-skilled agents to address multi-purpose and multi-class calls of impatient customers.

Sept. 2011-Jan. 2012             Koc University College of Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

Work-Study Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Engineering

  • Held laboratory lectures on Microsoft Excel weekly.
  • Assisted the lecturer in evaluation of assignments and projects.

Jun. 2011-Aug. 2011             Nortel Netaş, Ümraniye, Istanbul, Turkey

Intern, Technical Administration

  • Observed dynamics of service systems and assembly service operations.

Jul. 2010-Aug. 2010             Samsun Machinery Industries, Tekkeköy, Samsun, Turkey

Intern, Production Department

  • Observed manufacturing processes by working in the Assembly, Test and Quality Control Departments.
  • Assisted the Quality Control Department in preparing reports of spectrometric analyses.



2015, Cape Town                 “Crew Constrained Home Care Routing Problem with Time Windows.”

                                       By: Tozlu, Başak; Daldal, Rebi; Çatay Bülent; Ünluyurt, Tonguç.

                                          In: IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence


Basics:                                    Windows 7/8/XP/Vista, Mac OS 8/9/10, Microsoft Office Applications.

Languages:                            C++, OPL, JAVA, VBA.

Others:                                   MATLAB, Arena, CPLEX, GAMS, STELLA, Minitab.




Academic:                              GRE Quantitative Score: 170/170

Languages:                            English (Advanced) – TOEFL Score: 103/120 (Dec 2014)

                                                  Turkish (Mother-tongue),    Russian (Intermediate),    French (Beginner)




2014 – 2015                Sabanci University, “GreenSU”, Project Conductor

                                Worked for a sustainable campus in the Sabanci University Tuzla campus.

Participated in “Students Go Green Project”, sponsored by the Consulate of USA.

2010 – 2015                 Community Volunteers Foundation (Toplum Gonüllüleri Vakfi), Volunteer

(Dec 2013)                  Participated in the project “Youth From Germany and Turkey: Connecting                                        Bridges – Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke gGmbH (DTJB)” in Istanbul, Turkey.

(Aug 2013)                 Participated in the project “Variety of Urban Participation” in Cologne, Germany.

2010 – 2012                 Koc University Society of Women Engineers, Member

2010 – 2012                 Koc University Community Volunteers, Member

(June 2012)                 Attended to the project “Doğal Olarak Genciz” in Samsun, Turkey.

2009 – 2011                 Koc University Russian Club, Bookkeeper

2009 – 2011                 Koc University Folklore Club, Dancer

Participated in international folklore festivals; Portugal (2010) & Romania (2011).

2008 – 2011                 Koc University Industrial Engineers Club, Member