Prof. Dr. Turan Paksoy received his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Gazi University, M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Production Management from Selçuk University in 2004. He received the Associate’s degree in Production Management in 2008 from National Academic Council of Turkey. In 2015, he was promoted to full professor. Dr. Paksoy has been working as a faculty member at Selcuk University, Department of Industrial Engineering, since 1998 and he currently keeps his position. Dr. Paksoy attended to London Kingston University as visiting professor in 2015.
Dr. Paksoy has over 200 published papers (about 35 papers in SCI indexed journals). His papers appear frequently at reputable and internationally recognized journals such as Computers and Industrial Engineering, European Journal of Operational Research, Transportation Research, International Journal of Production Research. His academic studies have been cited about 500 times in SCI journals.
Dr. Paksoy current academic interest includes Lean Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Fuzzy Decision Making.
Gerhard Wilhelm Weber
Gerhard Wilhelm Weber
Short Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber (Dipl.-Math., Dr. rer. nat. Habil.) Intitute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara, Turkey, Tel.: +90 312 210 5652
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Gerhard-Wilhelm (“Willi”) Weber is a Professor at Intitute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) of METU, Ankara. His research in on OR, financial mathematics, economics, optimization and data mining, but also on life sciences, education and development. He received his Diploma and Doctorate in mathematics, and economics / business administration, at RWTH Aachen, and his Habilitation in mathematics at TU Darmstadt. He held Professorships by proxy at University of Cologne, and TU Chemnitz, Germany. He is also a member of five further graduate schools, institutes and departments of METU. He has affiliations at the universities of Siegen, Ballarat, Aveiro and North Sumatra, and he is “Advisor to EURO Conferences”. At IFORS, he is chair of the “OR for Developing Countries” online resources and regional correspondent for EURO of IFORS Newsletter. He serves EURO Working Group on OR for Development (EWG ORD), EURO Working Groups on Continuous Optimization (EUROPT) and EURO Working Group Methodology of Societal Complexity as “honorary chair”.
Esra Yaşar is a research assistant at KTO Karatay University in Department of International Trade and Logistics. She graduated from Selçuk University Department of Industrial Engineering in 2012. She received a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Necmettin Erbakan University Institute of Natural and Applied Sciences in 2017. She is a Ph.D. student at Eskişehir Teknik University in the Department of Industrial Engineering.
Prof. Dr. Adil Baykasoglu received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering areas from Gaziantep and Nottingham. He is presently a full Professor and chair at the Industrial Engineering Department of Dokuz Eylül University. He has published around 600 academic papers with more than 6000 citations, 3 books and edited several conference books on operational research, computational intelligence, quality management, supply chain management, and manufacturing systems design. He acts as editor, associate editor and referee for many scientific journals and serving on the board of several academic journals. He is also an active member of many academic and professional institutions like “International Society of Agile Manufacturing”, “Turkish Chamber of Mechanical Engineers”, “Turkish Fuzzy Systems Association”, “Turkish Operational Research Association” etc. He is awarded by TUBA, TUBITAK, METU and several other institutions for his scientific contributions. (For more information you can visit his research web site: http://web.deu.edu.tr/baykasoglu).
Prof. Dr. Maren Martens received her PhD degree in Mathematics from the University of Dortmund in 2007. After that she held postdoc positions at the University of British Columbia and the Zuse Institute Berlin. Before she received her position as a full professor at the University of Landshut in 2014, she had spent some years in economy being the general manager of the Munich branch of PSI Logistics GmbH.
Prof. Martens has a long history of research in the area of mathematical programming, in particular network flow theory, network design and more generally integer and linear programming. She has participated in numerous research and industry projects on optimization in production and logistics, telecommunications and energy networks.
Umut Rıfat Tuzkaya
Umut Rıfat Tuzkaya
Prof. Dr. Umut Rıfat Tuzkaya obtained BS and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Department of Industrial Engineering in Yildiz Technical University with honors degree and attended to MBA program in Social Science Institute of Istanbul Technical University. He finished PhD in Industrial Engineering Department from Yildiz Technical University in 2007. He joined the Faculty of Yildiz Technical University in 2007 and he has been serving as a Professor in same university since 2015. He held visiting appointment at the University of Louisville in 2011 and worked in the Real Time Decision Support System for Emergency Logistics Project. His teaching and research interests include city logistics, supply chain management, logistics and transportation management, warehouse design, logistics network design, optimization and multi criteria decision making. He has been working on “Logistics Master Plan of İstanbul” project as the project coordinator.
Dr. Çağrı Koç is an Assistant Professor in Department of Business Administration at Social Sciences University of Ankara. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at HEC Montreal, Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management, and at CIRRELT (Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation). He received his Ph.D. degree (2015) in Management Science from the Southampton Business School of University of Southampton, and his M.Sc. (2012) and B.Sc. (2010) degrees in Industrial Engineering from Selçuk University. He is the recipient of the Operational Research Society (United Kingdom) 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award.
His research mainly focuses on transportation and logistics, supply chain management, vehicle routing and scheduling, and mathematical and metaheuristic optimization. His publications appeared in Transportation Research Part B, European Journal of Operational Research, Computers & Operations Research, Transportation Research Part C, and Journal of the Operational Research Society, among others.
Dr. Erdal Aydemir is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Industrial Engineering at Suleyman Demirel University (SDU), Isparta, Turkey. He received a BS degree in Industrial Engineering (IE) from Selcuk University in 2005 and a MS degree in IE from Suleyman Demirel University in 2009. In 2013, he was awarded a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from SDU. Dr. Aydemir attended to Department of Logistics Management of Helmut Schmidt University as visiting professor during the term July 2015 - Feb 2016.
He has many research papers on interest areas of the EPQ/EOQ models, routing problems (vehicle, inventory etc.), forecasting, modeling with uncertainty cases of production, service systems and its adaptation and optimization with artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic and also grey system theory etc. on the various fields.
Dr. Aydemir has also member of many scientific community such as the deputy general secretary of International Association of Grey System and Uncertain Analysis (IAGSUA); Technical Committee on Grey Systems, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics; Chinese Grey System Association; EU/VEROLOG and EU/ME; International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, OR Society of Turkey.
Dr. Eren Özceylan received his B.Sc. (2007) and M.Sc. (2010) degrees in Industrial Engineering area and Ph.D. degree (2013) in Computer Engineering area from Selçuk University. He is currently an Associated Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of Gaziantep University. Dr. Özceylan has published almost 150 academic papers including 6 books with around 1000 citations on environmentally conscious supply chains, disassembly line balancing, forecasting, fuzzy modeling, geographic information systems and location-allocation models. He is an active member in the organizations of “Turkish Chamber of Mechanical Engineers”, “Turkish Fuzzy Systems Association”, “Turkish Operational Research Association”, “Young Science Academy of Turkey” and “OR Society”. He was supported by the BAGEP Award of the Science Academy in Turkey due to his scientific contributions. He is married and has a daughter. For more information, visitors can look at following personnel web sites: http://www.eozceylan.com/.
Kimberly White currently serves as the Global Program Director for the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. She joined USGCC as a Research and Sustainability Associate. She was promoted to Project Manager and Coordinator and then to Director of the Global Green Consumers program. Kimberly has researched and written articles about consumerism, business sustainability, environmental awareness, and alternative energy; created presentations and webinars dealing with waste management and water conservation; leads global program development and outreach; created modules on energy efficiency and resource management for the USGCC SBA certification program; and spearheaded a global summit featuring sustainability experts from around the world. In addition to her role at USGCC, Kimberly is also the Editor-in-Chief for the Sea Turtle Preservation Society. She received her Climate Reality Leadership training alongside former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Kimberly was named Co-Chair of The Climate Reality Central Florida Chapter in 2017. Her research interests are business sustainability, climate change, global studies, and wildlife; she uses her interests to promote sustainability on a global scale. She attended the University of Florida for her B.S. in Environmental Management.
Dr. Muzaffer Alım received his B.S degree in Industrial Engineering at Dogus University in 2012 and Mechanical Engineering in 2013 as a double major. He received Turkish Ministry of Education scholarship for his MSc and PhD education in the United Kingdom. He studied in University of Southampton and received the degrees of MSc in Operational Research in 2014 and PhD in Management with the thesis title “Optimal Inventory Policies with Postponed Demand by Price Discounts in 2018.
His main research focuses on supply chain management, logistics, train scheduling, inventory management, price discounts, Markov Decision Process and dynamic programming. His studies have been presented in ISIR (International Society for Inventory Research) and OR58 (The Operational Research Society).
Dr. Sercan Demir received his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Selcuk University in 2008. He completed his M.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2012. He was awarded his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami in 2017.
Dr. Demir’ s research focuses on Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation, Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian SCM, and Game Theory Applications on Supply Chain Management. He teaches courses including Operations Management, Computer Simulation Systems, Industry 4.0 and Smart Factrories, and Deterministic and Stochastic Models in Operations Research.
Dr. Yaşanur Kayıkcı is Consultant and Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and works for Department of Industrial Engineering, Engineering Faculty at the Turkish-German University in Istanbul, Turkey. She was the Head of Department of Industrial Engineering between 2015-2019. She received her PhD in Information Business and Logistics Management from Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) and obtained master and bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and Yildiz Technical University (YTÜ) and also obtained another master degree in Management Organization from Istanbul University. Through her long professional as well as research career, she has worked with well-known international companies as management consultant for logistics and supply chain management and with research institutions as lecturer and university associate including Ford Motor Company, McKinsey, WU Wien, Montanuniversitaet Leoben. She received numerous fellowships and funds from EU, FFG, FWF, DAAD, TUBITAK, Newton Funds, RAEng for her projects. She has been as a visiting researcher/professor at several universities including TU Dortmund, TU Chemnitz, TU Berlin, Vaal University of Technology, Penn State University, University of Trieste for capacity building, curriculum development and teaching activities. She has published and presented more than hundred scientific/technical papers and books on logistics and supply chain management. She conducts research on new technologies and innovations (Industry 4.0, logistics 4.0., IoT, blockchain, big data, physical internet), information systems in logistics and supply chain management, collaborative business models, decision support systems in logistics processes, food supply chain, sustainability, circular economy, on-demand technologies, urban mobility.