Research Areas

RESEARCH AREAS

 

Academic Staff    Research Areas

Prof. Melek Başak

Decision Analysis, Probability Theory, Fuzzy Logic Theory and Applications, Stochastic Processes

Prof. Linet Özdamar

Disaster Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Nonlinear Optimization, Production Systems, Scheduling

Prof. Dilek Tüzün Aksu

Vehicle Routing, Location Analysis, Airline and Airport Problems, Maritime Transportation Problems, Public Transportation Systems, Disaster Management

Assistant Prof. Semih Yalçındağ

Healthcare Systems, Optimization, Logistics, Scheduling, Stochastic Programming

Assistant Prof. E. Damla Gönül

System Dynamics, System Architecture and Design, Simulation

Assistant Prof. Zeynep Ocak

Production System Design and Management, System Dynamics, Statistical Quality Control, Project Management

Assistant Prof. Canan Pehlivan

Healthcare Systems, Layout Models, Stochastic Processes, Markov Decision Processes

Assistant Prof. Uğur Yıldıran

Optimization Theory, Optimal Control, Stochastic Programming, Energy Systems

Assistant Prof. Zeynep Gökçe İşlier

Stochastic Systems, Queuing Models, Disease Spread Models, Pricing with Strategic Customers

Assistant Prof. Emre Çelebi

Energy and Network Economics, Macro Energy Systems, Supply Chain Management, Decomposition Methods, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics

Assistant Prof. Sina Rastani

Logistics, Location Analysis and Distribution Systems, Electric Vehicle Routing Problems, Operations Research, Modelling and Optimization

 

 

 

Research Groups 

 

Disaster Management 

Energy and Control 

Global Optimization 

Health Systems 

Systems Dynamics

Production, Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

 

 

Disaster Management

Our research group is active on post-disaster relief distribution, injured evacuation, evacuation traffic, road network debris cleanup and accessibility. We develop mathematical models in these areas as well as heuristics on large scale disaster response and performance testing.

Research group members

  • Prof. Linet Özdamar
  • Prof. Dilek Tüzün Aksu

Thesis Students

  • Ahmet Çevik (M.Sc., Yeditepe University)
  • Dr. Wei Yi (Ph.D., Nanyang Tech, Singapore)
  • Erdinç Bakır (M.Sc., Yeditepe University)
  • Samet Yılmaz (Ph.D., Yeditepe University)
  • Biket Ergüneş (Ph.D., Yeditepe University)
  • Elifcan Yaşa (Ph.D., Yeditepe University)
  • Cansu Şahin (B.Sc., Yeditepe University)
  • İpek Keskinalp (B.Sc., Yeditepe University)

 

Energy and Control

Current focus of our group is on development of management and control techniques for energy systems using model predictive control, stochastic programming and stochastic dynamic programming approaches. There are also past and ongoing works on convex optimization, linear matrix inequalities and intelligent control systems.

Research Group Members

  • Assistant Prof. Zeynep Ocak 
  • Assistant Prof. Uğur Yıldıran
  • Assistant Prof. Emre Çelebi

Thesis Students

  • İsmail Kayahan (Ph.D., Yeditepe Üniversitesi)
  • Ruhan Pak (Ph.D., Yeditepe Üniversitesi)
  • Sinem Serap (Ph.D., Yeditepe Üniversitesi)

  

Global Optimization

Our research group is concerned with developing “divide and conquer” methods for unconstrained and constrained nonconvex global optimization problems. Besides metaheuristics, we also develop complete methods based on interval mathematics for constrained and unconstrained mixed integer global optimization instances.

Research Group Members

  • Prof. Linet Özdamar
  • Prof. Melek Başak Demirhan

Thesis Students

  • Levent Helvacıoğlu (M.Sc., Yeditepe University)
  • Prof. Şevket İlker Birbil  (M.Sc., Yeditepe University, Sabancı Üniversitesi)
  • Dr. Chandra S. Pedamallu (Ph.D., Nanyang Tech. Singapore, MIT-Harvard Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA)
  • Prof. Tomas Vinkó (Ph.D., Szeged University-Hungary, Croatia)
  • Prof. Yong Wu (Ph.D., Nanyang Tech. - Singapore, Griffith University, Australia)
  • Biket Ergüneş (Ph.D., Yeditepe University)
  • Nur Gülcan (Ph.D., Yeditepe University)

 

 Healthcare Systems

Our research group works on analyzing and improving various services and processes for healthcare service systems. In this context, we focus on developing mathematical models, artificial intelligence models, algorithms and apply on real-world problems.

Research Group Members

  • Assistant Prof. Zeynep Ocak
  • Assistant Prof. Semih Yalçındağ
  • Assistant Prof. Canan Pehlivan
  • Assistant Prof. Zeynep Gökçe İşlier

Thesis Students

  • Seda Baş (Ph.D., Yeditepe University)
  • Mohamed Cisse (Ph.D., Universite Francois-Rabelais de Tours, Tours, France)
  • Valerié Dorval (Ph.D., University of Laval, Quebec, Canada)
  • Eylül Damla Gönül (Ph.D., Yeditepe University)
  • Nur Gülcan (Ph.D., Yeditepe University)
  • Nur Karataş (M.Sc., Yeditepe University)

 

System Dynamics

Our research group aims to solve socio-economic problems using theory of dynamic system modelling, analysis and improvement. Industrial, administrative, and environmental issues are solved and modeled using systems thinking and computer simulation.

Research Group Members

  • Prof. Linet Özdamar
  • Assistant Prof. Zeynep Ocak
  • Assistant Prof. Eylül Damla Gönül

Thesis Students

  • Buğra Erkartal (M.Sc., Yeditepe University)
  • Cebrail Tunga(B.Sc., Yeditepe University)
  • Elif Esra Özkan (B.Sc., Yeditepe University)

 

Production, Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Our research group works on ground, air, maritime and public transportation as well as facility location and supply chain problems.  In these areas, our research efforts focus on mathematical modeling, development of heuristic methods and applications on real life problems.

Research Group Members

  • Prof. Dilek Tüzün Aksu
  • Assistant Prof. Semih Yalçındağ
  • Assistant Prof. Zeynep Ocak
  • Assistant Prof. Sina Rastani

Thesis Students

  • Samet Yılmaz (Ph.D., Yeditepe Üniversitesi)
  • Osman Nihat Koyuncu (Ph.D., Yeditepe Üniversitesi)
  • Soner Beyhan (M.Sc., Sabancı Üniversitesi)
  • Uğur Akyol (B.Sc., Yeditepe Üniversitesi)
 
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