Sila Çetinkaya

A headshot of Sila Çetinkaya, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Department Chair and Professor
Cecil H. Green Professor of Engineering

Operations Research and Engineering Management


Phone: 214-768-1117
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Educational Background

Ph.D. in Management Science/Systems, McMaster University, 1996


  • Stochastic dynamic optimization
  • Applied probability and stochastic modeling
  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Inventory theory
  • Supply chain operations and management
  • Supply Chain contract design
  • Transportation logistics with a focus on shipment consolidation
  • Healthcare operations


Selected Awards and Recognition

  • IIE Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2012.
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2001.
  • Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2003.
  • IIE Logistics and Supply Chain Division’s Annual Teaching Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2015.
  • Moving Spirit Award, INFORMS, 2011.
  • Best Paper Prize in Scheduling and Logistics, in collaboration with X. Liu, IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, 2010.
  • Finalist for Daniel Wagner Prize in Operations Research Practice, in collaboration with H. Üster, G. Easwaran, and B. B. Keskin, INFORMS, 2008.
  • Selected for Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering, 2005.
  • Alpha Pi Mu Outstanding Professor, Texas A&M University, 2009.
  • TEES Fellow, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, 2006.
  • INFORMS Student Chapter Faculty Appreciation Award, Texas A&M University, 2006.
  • BP Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University, 2004.