Halit Üster

Professor (Courtesy Appointment)


Operations Research and Engineering Management







  • Transportation and logistics
  • Network design
  • Decomposition methods for optimization
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Applied and computational optimization with applications in freight transportation, emergency response, bioenergy supply networks, closed loop supply chains, and telecommunications


Selected Awards and Recognition

  • Caterpillar Teaching Excellence Award, Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2011.
  • Eshbach Society Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science, Northwestern University, 2009.
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, INFORMS Student Chapter, 2004 and 2009, Texas A&M University. 
  • Research Featured in the IE Magazine, “Strategic Emergency Preparedness Network Design Integrating Supply and Demand Sides in a Multi-Objective Approach,” March 2017.
  • Research Featured in the IE Magazine, “A Closed-Loop Supply Chain Network Design Problem with Integrated Forward and Reverse Channel Decisions,” November 2010.
  • Research Featured in the IE Magazine, “Integrated Warehouse Location and Inventory Decisions in Three- Tier Distribution Systems,” August 2008.
  • Finalist for the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research, INFORMS, 2008, “An Integrated Outbound Logistics Model for Frito-Lay: Coordinating Aggregate Level Production and Distribution Decisions,” with S. Cetinkaya, G. Easwaran, and B. Keskin.
  • Moving Spirit Award, INFORMS, 2007.
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, voted by the IIE Chapter at the U of Alabama, 1999-2000.


Ph.D., McMaster University
A headshot of Halit Uster, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.