|Current positions: Associate provost and professor of industrial
Vitae: Born 1964, Üsküdar, Istanbul. Lycée Saint-Joseph, Istanbul
1983 (equivalent to French Baccalauréat); BSc (industrial eng.) from Bogazici
1987. MSc and PhD from University of
Pennsylvania in 1989 and 1992, respectively (systems
engineering). Research: numerical optimization.
Post-doc at the Technical University of
Denmark ( Department of Numerical
Analysis) (1992-1994). I joined Bilkent
University in Sept. 1994. During a sabbatical year in Belgium,
I taught at the Université Catholique
de Louvain ( Institut
d'Administration et de Gestion) (now, Louvain School of Management) in Louvain-la-neuve (October 1999
to September 2000), and worked as a guest researcher
at the Université Libre de Bruxelles
, Service de Mathématiques de la
Gestion. I spent the year 2007-2008 in Princeton University as a Fulbright
scholar at the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
I was visiting professor at the Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano, Bicocca, January 2015 and January 2017, 2018, at the Department of Computer Science, University
of L'Aquila, Italy, September-November 2010 and Sept 2017-Jan. 2018, and at Institut de Mathématiques,
Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, June 2007. I am also visiting professor (at-large, à titre honorifique) at HEC, Université de Liège during the academic year 2022-2023.