Sibel ALUMUR ALEV

Associate Professor

Department of Management Sciences

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1 Canada

Office: CPH 4321

Phone: +1-519-888-4567, ext. 33365

Fax: +1-519-746-7252

Email: sibel.alumur@uwaterloo.ca

 

Research Interests

Professional Experience

Honors and Awards

Publications

Projects

Presentations

Courses

Students

Professional Activities

Administrative Contribution

Education

 

BIOGRAPHY

Sibel Alumur Alev is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Sciences at the University of Waterloo. She received her PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in 2009. She then worked as a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Institute of Operations Research at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo in 2014, she worked as an Assistant Professor at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara. In 2017, she received the Chuck ReVelle Rising Star Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) as a recognition of her research accomplishments in Location Analysis. She guest edited two special issues in the journal Computers & Operations Research; one on “Recent Advances in Location Analysis” and the other on “Recent Advances in Hub Location”. She served as a Board Member for the EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis (EWGLA), and currently serving as the Vice-President for the INFORMS Section on Location Analysis (SOLA). Her research was funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), including a “National Young Researchers Career Development Grant” given in 2012, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). She organized clusters, streams, and sessions at several international conferences. Her research interests lie in facility location and logistics, in particular, hub location and hub network design, supply chain and reverse logistics network design, and hazardous materials logistics.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

-            Hub location and hub network design

-            Reverse logistics network design

-            Hazardous materials logistics

-            Supply chain and logistics network design

-            Location analysis

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Associate Professor (with tenure)

Department of Management Sciences

Faculty of Engineering

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

July 2019 ‑ Present

Assistant Professor

Department of Management Sciences

Faculty of Engineering

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

September 2014 ‑ June 2019

Assistant Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey

September 2009 ‑ August 2014

Post-doc Researcher

Discrete Optimization and Logistics

Institute of Operations Research

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

February 2010 ‑ September 2010

Research and Teaching Assistant

Department of Industrial Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

September 2001 ‑ July 2009

Visiting PhD Student

Centre for Excellence in Operations

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

July 2005 ‑ August 2005

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

-         Chuck ReVelle Rising Star Award

Awarded by INFORMS Section on Location Analysis in 2017.

This award is a biennial honor awarded to a person within eight years of receiving his or her Ph.D. who has made a significant contribution to location analysis research and displays the potential to continue to do so. (http://connect.informs.org/sola/solaawards)

-         Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing

Awarded by the journal Computers & Operations Research for the years 2013, 2015 & 2017.

Awarded by the journal European Journal of Operational Research, November 2018.

Awarded by the journal Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, November 2018.

-         Research Excellence in Ph.D. Studies

Awarded by Bilkent University Industrial Engineering Department, June 9, 2009.

Awarded to distinguished PhD students with notable publication records.

-         TUBITAK Ph.D. Scholarship

Awarded by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), 2004 2008.

-         Full Scholarship (tuition, research and teaching assistantship)

Awarded by Bilkent University for M.S. and Ph.D. studies, 2001 2009.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed Journal Papers:

1.          Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S.A., Hosseini, S.M. Robust-stochastic models for profit maximizing hub location problems. Submitted in 2019.

2.          Alumur, S.A., Campbell, J.F., Contreras, I., Kara, B.Y., Marianov, V., O’Kelly, M.E. On modeling hub location problems. Submitted in 2019.

3.          Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S.A., Hosseini, S.M. Benders decomposition for profit maximizing hub location problems with capacity allocation. Submitted in 2018.

4.          Taherkhani, G., Alumur, S.A. Profit maximizing hub location problems. OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, 86, 1-15, 2019.

5.          Masaeli, M., Alumur, S.A., Bookbinder, J.H. Shipment scheduling in hub location problems. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 115, 126-142, 2018.

6.          Alumur, S.A., Nickel, S., Rohrbeck, B., Saldanha-da-Gama, F. Modeling congestion and service time in hub location problems. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 55, 13-32, 2018.

7.          Kaya, A., Alumur Alev, S. Closed loop supply chain network design problem. Endustri Muhendisligi, 28 (2), 2-18, 2017.

8.          Serper E.Z., Alumur, S.A. The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 86, 51-65, 2016.

9.          Alumur, S.A., Nickel, S., Saldanha-da-Gama, F., Secerdin, Y. Multi-period hub network design problems with modular capacities. Annals of Operations Research, 246 (1-2), 289-312, 2016.

10.      Peker, M., Kara, B.Y., Campbell, J.F., Alumur, S.A. Spatial analysis of single allocation hub location problems. Networks and Spatial Economics, 16 (4), 1075-1101, 2016.

11.      Tari, I., Alumur, S.A. Collection center location with equity considerations in reverse logistics networks. INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 52 (4), 157-173, 2014.

12.      Alumur, S.A., Nickel, S., Saldanha-da-Gama, F., Verter, V. Multi-period reverse logistics network design. European Journal of Operational Research, 220 (1), 6778, 2012.

13.      Alumur, S.A., Nickel, S., Saldanha-da-Gama, F. Hub location under uncertainty. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 46 (4), 529‑543, 2012.

14.      Alumur, S.A., Kara, B.Y., Karasan, O.E. Multimodal hub location and hub network design. OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, 40 (6), 927‑939, 2012.

15.      Alumur, S.A., Yaman, H., Kara, B.Y. Hierarchical multimodal hub location problem with time-definite deliveries. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 48 (6), 1107‑1120, 2012.

16.      Alumur, S.A., Kara, B.Y., Karasan, O.E. The design of single allocation incomplete hub networks. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 43 (10), 936951, 2009.

17.      Calik, H., Alumur, S.A., Kara, B.Y., Karasan, O.E. A tabu-search based heuristic for the hub covering problem over incomplete hub networks. Computers & Operations Research, 36 (12), 30883096, 2009.

18.      Alumur, S., Kara, B.Y. A hub covering network design problem for cargo applications in Turkey. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60 (10), 13491359, 2009.

19.      Alumur, S., Kara, B.Y. Network hub location problems: The state of the art. European Journal of Operational Research, 190 (1), 121, 2008

20.      Alumur, S., Kara, B.Y. A new model for the hazardous waste location-routing problem. Computers & Operations Research, 34 (5), 14061423, 2007.

 

Refereed Book Chapters:

1.          Alumur, S.A. Hub Location and Related Models. Chapter in “Contributions to Location Analysis - In Honor of Zvi Drezner’s 75th Birthday”. Editors: Eiselt, H.A., Marianov, V. Springer. To be published in 2019.

2.          Alumur, S.A., Bektaţ, T. Green Location Problems. Chapter 21 in “Location Science” Editors: Laporte, G., Nickel, S., Saldanha-da-Gama, F. 2nd edition. Springer. To be published in 2019.

3.          Alumur, S.A., Kara, B.Y., Melo, T. Location and Logistics. Chapter 16 in Location Science: pp. 419-441. Editors: Laporte, G., Nickel, S., Saldanha-da-Gama, F. ISBN-13: 978-3-319-13110-8. Springer, March 2015.

4.          Alumur, S.A. Tersine Lojistik (Reverse Logistics). Chapter 6 in Cagdas Lojistik Uygulamalari. Editors: Kara, B.Y., Taser, A. Anadolu Universitesi Yayini No: 1710, Eskisehier: pp: 116-127. ISBN: 978-975-06-1420-0. January 2013.

 

Editorial:

1.          Alumur, S.A., Kara, B.Y. Recent advances in location analysis. Computers & Operations Research, 62, 131-132, October 2015.

 

Google Scholar profile

 

PROJECTS:

Funded Research Projects:

1.     MITACS Accelerate Grant (with Superior Logistical Services Inc.), Modelling and Optimization of Rate Quotation for Freight Transportation, Principal Investigator, Budget: $30,000, January 2020 December 2020.

2.     NSERC Engage Grant (with Unilever Canada Inc.), Supply Chain Analytics, Principal Investigator, Budget: $72,100, May 2019 October 2019.

3.     NSERC Discovery Grants Program - Individual, Hub Location and Hub Network Design, Budget: $100,000, April 2015 March 2020.

4.     TUBITAK 3501 National Young Researchers Career Development Grant, Hub location and the design of capacitated intermodal hub networks, Principal Investigator, Budget: $70,000, April 2012 April 2014.

5.     TUBITAK 2219 International Postdoctoral Research Scholarship Grant, Reverse logistics network design, Principal Investigator, Budget: $18,400, February 2010 September 2010.

Supervised Industry Projects:

1.     PWO Canada (http://www.pwo-canada.com), Improving inventory management processes, January 2017 April 2017.

2.     ABC Group (http://www.abcgroupinc.com/), April 2016 July 2016.

3.     PWO Canada (http://www.pwo-canada.com), Optimizing facility layout and material handling, May 2015 April 2016.

Canadian Operational Research Society Student Paper Competition Finalist 2016

4.     FNSS (http://www.fnss.com.tr), System design for cutting metal sheets, January 2014 April 2014.

5.     Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (https://www.tai.com.tr), Optimization of the material transport system for the electrical vehicles, January 2014 April 2014.

6.     ETI (http://www.etietieti.com), Domestic distribution logistics network design, January 2013 April 2013.

7.     Sarp Logistics (http://www.sarplojistik.com), Determination of warehouse locations and design of a vehicle routing system, January 2013 April 2013.

8.     Mitas Bolt (http://mitasenerji.iconpm.net/en), Performance evaluation system design, September 2011 April 2012.

9.     TOBB University of Economics and Technology (http://etu.edu.tr), Course scheduling system design, September 2011 April 2012.

National Conference on Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (YAEM) 2012, Capstone Design Project Competition Finalist

10. MNC Battery (http://www.mncaku.com.tr), Battery recycling facility design, September 2010 April 2011.

11. Turk Traktor (http://www.turktraktor.com.tr), Warehouse optimization, September 2010 April 2011.

National Conference on Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (YAEM) 2011, Capstone Design Project Competition Finalist

12. Turkish Red Crescent (http://www.kizilay.org.tr), Logistics decision support system design for emergency packing operations, September 2010 April 2011.

National Conference on Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (YAEM) 2011, Capstone Design Project Competition Finalist

13. Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (https://www.tai.com.tr) Efficient design of warehouse layout, September 2009 April 2010.

14. Aras Cargo (http://www.araskargo.com.tr), Branch office network design in Ankara, September 2009 April 2010.

 

PRESENTATIONS:

Invited Seminars:

1.

DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hub location problems with profits

May 2019

2.

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA.

Design of intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

February 2017

3.

Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Karlsruhe, Germany.

Hub location problems

December 2016

4.

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

December 2015

5.

Institute of Operations Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany.

The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

December 2015

6.

Logistics and Operations Management Department, College of Business Administration, University of Missouri - St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

September 2015

7.

CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Hub location and the design of intermodal hub networks

December 2014

8.

Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Multimodal hub location and hub network design

January 2014

9.

Center of Operations Research, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal.

Hierarchical multimodal hub location problem with time-definite deliveries

December 2012

10.

Industrial Engineering Department, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Multimodal hub location and hub network design

March 2011

11.

Department of Mathematics, Kaiserslautern Technical University, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Multimodal hub location and hub network design

June 2010

12.

Industrial Engineering Department, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey.

Hub location and hub network design

June 2009

13.

Industrial Engineering Department, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

The design of single allocation incomplete hub networks

May 2009

14.

Industrial Engineering Department, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

The hazardous waste location-routing problem

May 2004

Conference Presentations:

1.

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Cluster Chair: Location Analysis

Invited Talk: Benders decomposition for profit maximizing hub location problems with capacity allocation.

November 2018

2.

CORS 2018

60th Canadian Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Cluster Chair: Location Models and Analysis

Invited Talk: Revenue management in hub location problems (presented by G. Taherkhani)

Invited Talk: Closed-loop supply chain models for the apparel industry (presented by M.A. Ulku)

June 2018

3.

EWGLA XXIV

24th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Scientific Committee Member

Revenue management in hub location problems (presented by G. Taherkhani)

May 2018

4.

Optimization Days 2018

GERAD, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Revenue management in hub location problems (presented by G. Taherkhani)

May 2018

5.

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, USA.

Session Organizer: Applications of Location Analysis

Invited Talk: Shipment scheduling in hub location problems (presented by J. Bookbinder)

October 2017

6.

ISOLDE XIV

14th International Symposium on Locational Decisions, Toronto and Huntsville, Ontario, Canada.

Scientific and Organizing Committee Member

Profit maximizing hub location problems (presented by G. Taherkhani)

July 2017

7.

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Session Organizer: Hub Location

Invited Talk: Modeling hub location problems (presented together with J. Campbell)

Invited Talk: Modeling congestion and service-time in hub location problems (presented by S. Nickel)

November 2016

8.

EWGLA XXIII

23rd EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting, Malaga, Spain.

Scientific Committee Member

Heuristics for hub location problems with congestion and service time (presented by B. Rohrbeck)

September 2016

9.

CORS 2016

58th Canadian Operational Research Society Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Invited Talk: Modelling congestion and service-time in hub location problems

June 2016

10.

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Session Organizer: Hub Location, Recent Advances in Location Analysis

Invited Talk: The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

November 2015

11.

EURO XXVII

27th European Conference on Operational Research, Glasgow, UK.

Program Committee Member

Invited Talk: The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

July 2015

12.

CORS/INFORMS International Conference

Joint International Meeting of the Canadian Operational Research Society and Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

June 2015

13.

EWGLA XXII

22nd EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting, Budapest, Hungary.

Scientific Committee Member

The design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

Multi-period hub network design problems with modular capacities (presented by F. Saldanha-da-Gama)

Different allocation models for hub location problems with congestion (presented by B. Rohrbeck)

May 2015

14.

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

Invited Talk: Hub location and the design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

November 2014

15.

ISOLDE XIII

13th International Symposium on Locational Decisions, Naples and Capri, Italy.

Scientific Committee Member

Hub location and the design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different vehicle types

Hub location with time-definite delivery under congestion (presented by B. Rohrbeck)

Multi-period hub network design problems with modular capacities (presented by F. Saldanha-da-Gama)

June 2014

16.

EURO/INFORMS XXVI

26th European Conference on Operational Research, Rome, Italy.

Stream Organizer: Location Analysis (8 sessions), Hub Location (3 sessions)

Invited Talk: Hub location and the design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different service types (presented by S. Altuntas)

Invited Talk: Multi-period hub location and hub network design problems with modular hub capacities (presented by Y. Secerdin)

July 2013

17.

IIE 2013 / YAEM 2013

The International Institute of Industrial Engineers Conference / 33rd National Conference on Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey.

Program Committee Member

Hub location and the design of capacitated intermodal hub networks (presented by E. Z. Serper)

Multi-period hub location and hub network design problems with modular hub capacities (presented by Y. Secerdin)

June 2013

18.

INOC 2013

6th International Network Optimization Conference, Tenerife, Spain.

Multi-period reverse logistics network design

May 2013

19.

EWGLA XX

20th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting, Ankara, Turkey.

Chair of the Scientific and Local Committees

Hub location and the design of capacitated intermodal hub networks (presented by S. Altuntas and E.Z. Serper)

Multi-period hub location and hub network design problems with modular hub capacities (presented by Y. Secerdin)

Multi-period reverse logistics network design (presented by S. Nickel)

Hub location under uncertainty (presented by F. Saldanha-da-Gama)

A bi-criteria machine location problem with pick-up and drop-off points (presented by U. Yildiz)

April 2013

20.

ISOLDE XII

12th International Symposium on Locational Decisions, Nagoya and Kyoto, Japan.

Multi-period reverse logistics network design

Hub location under uncertainty (presented by F. Saldanha-da-Gama)

July 2012

21.

EURO XXV

25th European Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Stream Organizer: Applications of Location Analysis (5 sessions)

Invited Talk: Multi-period reverse logistics network design

July 2012

22.

YAEM 2012

National Conference on Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey.

Spatial analysis of single allocation hub location problems (presented by M. Peker)

June 2012

23.

EWGLA XIX

19th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting, Nantes, France.

Scientific Committee Member

Hierarchical multimodal hub location problem

October 2011

24.

EURO XXIV

24th European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, Portugal.

Invited Talk: Multimodal hub location and hub network design

July 2010

25.

EWGLA XVIII

18th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting, Naples, Italy.

Multimodal hub location and hub network design problem

April 2010

26.

Sudwestworkshop for quantitative methods in management

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Multimodal hub location and hub network design

February 2010

27.

YAEM 2009

National Conference on Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Ankara, Turkey.

Hub location and hub network design

June 2009

28.

ODYSSEUS 2009

4th International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics, Cesme, Turkey.

The design of single allocation incomplete hub networks

May 2009

29.

ISOLDE XI

11th International Symposium on Locational Decisions, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

The design of incomplete hub networks

June 2008

30.

WORKSHOP ON HUB LOCATION

Kaiserslautern, Germany

Invited Talk: Hub location in cargo applications

September 2007

31.

EURO XXII

22nd European Conference on Operational Research, Prague, Czech Republic.

The hub covering network design problem

July 2007

32.

YAEM 2004

National Conference on Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Adana, Turkey.

The hazardous waste location-routing problem

June 2004

33.

EURO/INFORMS XIX

Joint International Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey.

Invited Talk: A new model on hazardous waste location-routing problem: An application in Turkey

June 2003

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

At University of Waterloo:

-           MSCI 131: Work Design and Facilities Planning

Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2019

-           MSCI 331: Introduction to Optimization

Spring 2016, Spring 2018

-           MSCI 700: Topics in Operations Research and Management Topic 30: Location Analysis

Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2018

At TOBB University of Economics and Technology:

-           END 202: Work Analysis and Design

Spring 2011

-           END 308: Facilities Planning and Design

Summer 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2013

-           END 426: Logistics

Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014

-           END 501: Advanced Linear Programming

Fall 2012

-           END 504: Network Models and Optimization

Spring 2013, Spring 2014

 

GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION:

PhD Students:

1.          Esma Akgün (co-supervised with Fatih S. Erenay), September 2018 - present.

2.          Khaled Shah (co-supervised with Jim Bookbinder), September 2018 - present.

3.          Ömer Burak Kinay, (co-supervised by Fatma Gzara), September 2017 - present.

4.          Elif Zeynep Serper, (co-supervised with Aysegul Altin), April 2014 - present.

5.          Gita Taherkhani, September 2015 - April 2019.

Thesis title: Hub location problems with profit considerations.

6.          Brita Rohrbeck, PhD (co-supervised with Stefan Nickel), January 2014 - January 2018.

Thesis title: Location planning of charging stations for electric city buses.

Master’s Students:

1.           Alexandra Lynn Michaelides (co-supervised with Fatih S. Erenay), June 2019 – present.

2.           Marc Janschekowitz (co-supervised with Stefan Nickel), December 2016 - November 2017.

Thesis title: Addressing uncertainty in hub location problems by an iterative simulation-optimization approach.

3.           Mobina Masaeli (co-supervised with Jim Bookbinder), September 2015 - August 2017.

Thesis title: Shipment scheduling in hub location problems.

4.           Fatih Bilen, September 2015 - April 2017.

Thesis title: Bi-objective p-hub location problems.

5.           Aycan Kaya, August 2012 - July 2014.

Thesis title: Closed-loop supply chain network design.

6.           Ecem Konak (co-supervised with Berrin Aytac), December 2013 - July 2014.

Thesis title: Locations of emergency medical service facilities.

7.           Saliha Altuntas, April 2012 - April 2014.

Thesis title: Hub location and the design of capacitated intermodal hub networks with different service types.

8.           Elif Zeynep Serper, April 2012 - April 2014.

Thesis title: Hub location and the design of capacitated intermodal hub networks focusing on costs.

9.           Yusuf Secerdin, October 2012 - December 2013.

Thesis title: Multi period hub location and hub network design problems with modular hub capacities.

10.       Isil (Basmaci) Tari, January 2011 - March 2013.

Thesis title: Collection center location in reverse logistics networks.

Thesis Committee Memberships:

PhD Committees

-               Ugur Yildiz, Internal Examiner, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, April 2018.

-               Burak Yildiz, Internal Examiner, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, April 2018.

-               Ozden Onur Dalgic, Internal Examiner, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, December 2017.

-               Goutam Sen, External Examiner, Monash University, Australia, and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, July 2015.

-               Mi Zhang, External Examiner, IRCCyN, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, January 2015.

-               Hatice Calik, External Examiner, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, December 2013.

MASc Thesis Reader

-              Milad Dehghani Filabadi, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, May 2019.

-              Shahroz Saleem Punjwani, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, January2019.

-              Daniel Ulch, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, August 2018.

-              Huiwen Zhang, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, July 2018.

-              Bahareh Eghtesadi, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, May 2015.

-              Yi-Feng Yan, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, April 2015.

-              Amin Hosseininasab, Department of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, December 2014.

-              Derya Dinler, Department of Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, September 2013.

-              Seda Sucu, Department of Industrial Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, August 2013.

-              Okan Dukkanci, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, July 2013.

-              Meltem Peker, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, July 2013.

-              Mohammad Salimian, Department of Industrial Engineering, Middle East Technical University, February 2013.

-              Pelin Elaldi, Department of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, July 2011.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Editorial Activities:

-           Editorial Board Member, Computers & Operations Research, July 2016 - present.

-           Guest Editor, Special Issue: Recent Advances in Hub Location, Computers & Operations Research 104, April 2019. (co-edited with J.F. Campbell)

-           Guest Editor, Special Issue: Recent Advances in Location Analysis, Computers & Operations Research 62, October 2015. (co-edited with B.Y. Kara)

-           Reviewer for: Annals of Operations Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, Central European Journal of Operations Research, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Computers & Operations Research, Discrete Applied Mathematics, European Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, IEEE Communication Letters, IIE Transactions, INFOR, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Advanced Transportation, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Networks, Networks and Spatial Economics, OMEGA, Operations Research for Health Care, Operations Research Letters, Optimization, OR Spectrum, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Soft Computing, TOP, Transportation Research Part A, Transportation Research Part B, Transportation Research Part E, Transportation Science.

Professional Organizations:

-           Vice President, INFORMS Section on Location Analysis (https://www.informs.org/Community/SOLA), October 2017 - present.

-           Chair, Chuck ReVelle Rising Star Award Committee, April 2019 - June 2019.

-           Secretary, INFORMS Section on Location Analysis, November 2015 - October 2017.

-           Chair, INFORMS Section on Location Analysis PhD Dissertation Award Committee, September 2016 - November 2016.

-           Founder and Moderator of the website http://isoldeconference.org/, December 2013 - present.

-           Board Member, EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis (EWGLA), October 2011 - May 2015. (www.ewgla.eu).

-           Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

-           Member, INFORMS Transportation and Logistics Society (TSL)

-           Member, The Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO)

-           Member, EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis (EWGLA)

-           Member, Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS)

-           Member, Operational Research Society of Turkey (YAD/ORST)

-           Past-member, German Operations Research Society (GOR)

Conference Administration:

Conference organizer

-         Organizing Committee Member, 14th International Symposium on Locational Decisions (ISOLDE XIV), Toronto and Huntsville, July 10-14, 2017. http://inside.rotman.utoronto.ca/ISOLDE/

-         Chair of the Scientific and Organizing Committees, 20th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting (EWGLA XX), Ankara, April 2013. http://ewgla2013.org/

Scientific/Program Committee Member

-         15th International Symposium on Locational Decisions (ISOLDE XV), Hamburg and Timmendorfer Strand, June 14-19, 2020. https://www.mathematik.uni-kl.de/opt/ISOLDE2020

-         25th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting (EWGLA XXV), Brussels, June 5-7, 2019. http://www.vub.ac.be/en/events/ewgla2019

-         24th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting (EWGLA XXIV), Edinburgh, May 23-25, 2018. http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/ewgla/

-         14th International Symposium on Locational Decisions (ISOLDE XIV), Toronto and Huntsville, July 10-14, 2017. http://inside.rotman.utoronto.ca/ISOLDE/

-         23rd EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting (EWGLA XXIII), Malaga, September 14-16, 2016. http://ewgla2016.lcc.uma.es/

-         27th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXVII), Glasgow, July 2015. Responsible from the areas: Location, Logistics, Transportation (9 streams, 58 sessions), OR in Industry and Software for OR (6 streams, 23 sessions), OR in Natural Resources (2 streams, 6 sessions). http://euro2015.org/

-         21st EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting (EWGLA XXI), Budapest, May 2015. http://www.math.bme.hu/ewgla2015/

-         13th International Symposium on Locational Decisions (ISOLDE XIII), Naples and Capri, June 2014. http://www.isolde2014.org

-         19th EURO Working Group on Locational Analysis Meeting (EWGLA XIX), Nantes, October 2011. http://ewgla2011.irccyn.ec-nantes.fr/

Cluster Chair/Stream Organizer

-         22nd Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2020), Seoul, South Korea, June 21-26, 2020. http://www.ifors2020.kr/

Stream: Location Problems and Supply Chain Design

-         62nd Annual Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 8-10, 2020. https://uwaterloo.ca/canadian-operational-research-society-conference/

Cluster: Supply Chain and Manufacturing

-         INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, October 20-23, 2019.          http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/seattle2019/

Cluster: Location Analysis (10 sessions)

-         INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, November 4-7, 2018.     http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/phoenix2018/

Cluster: Location Analysis (11 sessions)

-         60thAnnual Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Conference, Halifax, June 4-6, 2018. https://eventspe.com/cors2018/index/&lang=en

Cluster: Location Models and Analysis (1 session)

-         21st Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2017), Quebec City, July 11-17, 2017. http://ifors2017.ca/

Stream: Location (5 sessions)

-         20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS 2014), Barcelona, July 2014. http://www.ifors2014.org/

Stream: Location (7 Sessions)

-         26th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO/INFORMS MMXIII), Rome, July 2013. http://euro2013.org/

Streams: Location Analysis (8 sessions) and Hub Location (3 sessions)

-         25th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXV), Vilnius, July 2012. http://www.euro-2012.lt/

Stream: Applications of Location Analysis (5 sessions)

Session Organizer

-         INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, Seattle, October 20-23, 2019.          http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/seattle2019/

Sessions: Hub Location, Location and Logistics

-         INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, November 4-7, 2018.     http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/phoenix2018/

Session: Location and Logistics

-         INFORMS Annual Meeting, Houston, October 22-25, 2017.     http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/houston2017/

Session: Applications of Location Analysis

-         INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, November 13-16, 2016. http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/nashville2016/

Session: Hub Location

-         28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO XXVIII), Poznan, July 3-6, 2016. http://www.euro2016.poznan.pl/

Session: Hub Location

-         INFORMS Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November 1-4, 2015. http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/philadelphia/

Sessions: Hub Location and Recent Advances in Location Analysis

 

ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRIBUTION:

At University of Waterloo:

-             Member, Faculty Space Committee, September 2018 - present.

-             Member, Engineering Faculty Council (EFC) Nominations Committee, January 2018 - present.

-             Member, Department Undergraduate Studies Committee (DUGS), October 2016 - present.

-             Member, Advisory Committee on Engineering Scholarships (ACES), February 2015 - present.

-             Member, Department Advisory Committee on Appointments (DACA), June 2015 - June 2016.

At TOBB University of Economics and Technology:

-           Member, Academic Performance Evaluation Committee of the University, April 2014 - August 2014.

-           Member, ABET Committee of the Industrial Engineering Department, May 2011 - August 2014.

-           Erasmus Coordinator, Industrial Engineering Department, September 2009 - August 2014.

-           Member, Cooperative Education Scheduling Committee of the University, January 2012 April 2012.

-           Member, Website Committee of the University, November 2009 October 2011.

-           Member, Research and Development Committee of the University, November 2010 May 2011.

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.

Industrial Engineering

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Thesis title: Hub location and hub network design

May 2009

 

M.S.

Industrial Engineering

Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.

Thesis title: The hazardous waste location-routing problem

February 2004

B.S.

Environmental Engineering

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

June 2001

 

Last update: July 1, 2019