Faculty Research Areas

Department Faculty Areas of Expertise

Sila Çetinkaya
Department Chair and Professor

  • 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

Miju Ahn
Assistant Professor

  • Computational optimization
  • Machine/statistical learning
  • Operations research
  • Big data science

Richard Barr
Associate Professor

  • Network and integer-programming optimization algorithms and models for large-scale industry applications
  • Computational data analytics including optimization-based machine learning and data fusion high-performance classical and quantum computing methods for optimization
  • Empirical benchmarking and analysis of algorithms via computational experiments

Digvijay Boob
Assistant Professor

  • Nonlinear programming
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Machine learning theory
  • Data-driven (stochastic) optimization
  • First-order methods for optimization and min-max games

Harsha Gangammanavar
Assistant Professor

  • Large scale optimization
  • Stochastic optimization
  • Power systems operations and market design
  • Health care operations

Michael Hahsler 
Clinical Associate Professor
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Mining
  • Data Science

Eojin Han
Assistant Professor

  • Optimization under Uncertainty
  • (Distributionally) Robust Optimization
  • Dynamic Optimization, with application to supply chain management, healthcare and revenue management

Eli Olinick
Associate Professor
  • Heuristics
  • Integer Programming
  • Linear Programming
  • Network Flows
  • Classification and Clustering
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Sports Analytics

Aurelie Thiele 
Associate Professor
  • Advanced analytics
  • Decision-making under high uncertainty
  • Robust optimization
  • Risk Management
  • Portfolio management
  • Pricing and revenue management
  • Design of healthcare financing systems

Halit Üster

  • 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